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Tendinitis is inflammation of tendons which connect muscle to bone.

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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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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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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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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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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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