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Tendinitis is inflammation of tendons which connect muscle to bone.

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What is the proper timing for dexamethasone injections to improve the healing of damaged tendons in humans?

{1} found via experiments on rats that: Dexamethasone given days 5–9 leads to an increased force at failure on mechanical testing. {2}, which commented on {1}, noted that: "It's well-known ...
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Any link between Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and "chronic" tendonitis?

Is there any evidence linking Cubital Tunnel Syndrome to "chronic" (persistent, non-healing) tendonitis or any other long-term/chronic issues with connective tissue in the elbow region?
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Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons?

It is often recommended not get over around 2 cortisone injections for a tendinitis. Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons? I have crossposted the question at: http://qr.ae/TbMNEb
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Alternative solutions to prevent knee pain while standing [closed]

I will reach 40 years old soon, I had a tendinitis on my both knees 2 years ago which gives me pain when I am standing (on the bottom and the sides of the knee). I can stand at most 10 minutes but I ...
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Acute tendonitis

I was diagnosed with acute tendonitis two months ago by a doctor, and prescribed voltaren. Two weeks after the diagnosis the pain still had not subsided, and I visited the doctor again and got a ...
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Do local applications or ingestion of lemon eucalyptus oil help treating a tendinitis?

I have read some claims that local applications or ingestions of lemon eucalyptus oil help treating a tendinitis. Example from Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and ...
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How did the misconception about tendinopathies being a largely inflammatory condition appear?

As (1) reminds us, tendinopathies were commonly misdiagnosed as having a largely inflammatory condition before ~2005-2010. How did this myth appear in the first place? (1) Bhopal, Raj. "Time to ...
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Do local applications or ingestion of Gaultheria help treating a tendinitis?

I have read some claims that local applications or ingestions of Gaultheria help treating a tendinitis. Mercola: Pain relief - The most popular health benefit of wintergreen oil is its pain-...
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Should inflammation be supported or suppressed to heal an epicondylitis?

Should inflammation be supported or suppressed to heal a lateral epicondylitis? I have read and heard contradictory statements, see examples below. TheHuffingtonPost: Once these burdens are ...
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Applying ice to tendinopathy: how long should the icing and non-icing periods last?

When applying ice to a tendinopathy, how long should the icing and non-icing periods last? I am looking for scientific studies. http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/health-topics/muscles-and-bone/rice.shtml says: ...
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Why does icing work best when applied shortly after tendinitis symptoms appear?

It is recommended to apply ice as soon as possible after tendinitis symptoms appear. Is icing quickly after the injury much more effective than after a while (e.g. a few days), and if so why? This ...
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Why are inflammations painful in the case of a tendinitis?

When suffering from tendinitis, does the inflammation itself cause any pain, and if so why?
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Applying ice to tendinitis: how cold should it be?

One common way to treat a tendinitis is to apply ice. How to judge whether the ice is not too cold, not too warm (so that it is effective)? If tendon-dependent, assume it is a tendinitis at the ...
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Does reducing the amount of carb intake increase the anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric curcumin?

I read the following claim from a company selling turmeric curcumin pills (also containing Ginger, Boswellia & BioPerine), to optimize the anti-inflammatory effect of the pills: TIP - Cut down ...
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Identifying an anatomical cause for an epicondylitis

One possible cause for an epicondylitis is anatomy (see the 4 references below, non-epicondylitis specific). How to identify whether anatomy is the cause of a lateral epicondylitis? Holston Valley ...
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Gamekeeper's thumb - long term healing

I hurt the base of my right thumb about a year ago. The immediate area swelled up, so I saw a doctor soon after who diagnosed it as gamekeeper's thumb. I wore a splint for a two weeks and everything ...