Spring brings extreme weather changes and this may put stress on our tendons and sinews which tend to be tighter at this time of year according to Chinese medicine. The liver Qi is most active in spring and the liver controls the tendons in Chinese medicine, so if a person is stressed or angry, they are more likely to injure themselves. Old injuries may become inflamed with improper and repetitive stress over time. This causes micro-tears where the tendons attach to the bones causing tendonitis, which is usually at the ankle, rotator cuff, wrist and elbow. Bone spurs, Achilles’ heel, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis also fall into this category.