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Questions tagged [tendinopathy]

Questions related to tendon injuries, such as tendinitis or tendinosis.

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Are collagen supplements of any use to help prevent or treat a tendinopathy?

Are collagen supplements been scientifically shown of any use to help prevent or treat a tendinopathy? If so, what kind of collagen supplements (e.g., type of collagen, source of collagen such as (...
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How effective is diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat an epicondylopathy?

(1) presented some interesting results regarding the effectiveness of diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat subacromial impingement syndromes. How effective is diacutaneous fibrolysis to treat an ...
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Do wrist supports promote healing for flexor carpi ulnaris tendinopathies?

I read on https://newgrip.com/blogs/wrist-support/newgrip-wrist-support-for-fcu-tendinitis-relief-from-chronic-wrist-pain-and-strain (mirror): NewGrip Wrist Support Wraps help eliminate: ...
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Do hydrocollator packs help treat a tendinosis?

I am reading some medical records and saw this prescription for physical therapy given by an orthopedics physician: Looking at other part of the record, what they call "tendinitis" is a tendinosis. ...
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How important is the experience of the radiologist to diagnose a tendinopathy when reading an MRI?

I read on {1}: Preoperative ultrasound examination of the shoulder permits a reliable diagnosis of complete rotator cuff tears and calcium deposits (calcific tendinitis). The method is less ...
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Does this kind of pec fly reduce shoulder impingement?

http://www.nautilus.com/catalog/productdetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441760486 claims that Internally rotated arm position reduces shoulder impingement in this type of pec fly: Is that ...
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What is this study on the efficacy of tenocyte therapy?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tendinosis&oldid=778129911#Tendon_bioengineering: The future of non-surgical care for tendinosis is likely bioengineering. Ligament ...
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Do percussive massages help treating a tendinopathy?

I read on http://fortitudesportstherapy.com/percussive-therapy/ (mirror): What is Percussive Massage? Percussive massage is a breakthrough treatment for soft tissue pain. Percussive massage ...
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Does ingesting nitric oxide capsules help treating a tendinopathy?

Ingesting nitric oxide capsules supposedly increases blood flow. For example, this Nitric Oxide Supplement (mirror) claims: Does ingesting nitric oxide capsules help treating a tendinopathy? (since ...
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Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy help treat a tendinopathy in humans?

Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy help treat a tendinopathy (specifically, tendinosis) in humans? What I have found so far: From {1} (RCT on 56 rats done in 2012): Hyperbaric oxygen therapy creates ...
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How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (in terms of treatment efficiency)?

First, some acronym definitions: RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. MEAT: movement, exercise, analgesia, treatment How does MEAT compare with RICE treatment to treat a tendinopathy (...
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Why do testosterone / anabolic steroid injection increase the risk of tendon rupture?

In {1}, a physician mentions that testosterone injections increase the risk of tendon rupture. The controlled study {2}, based on medical histories from 142 experienced male bodybuilders age 35–55, ...
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Does increasing the size of a weight bar diameter help prevent tendinopathies?

There exist a many products designed to increase the size of a weight bar diameter: https://www.google.com/search?q=Fat+Gripz Does increasing the size of a weight bar diameter help prevent ...
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Why do deep-friction treatments stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen production?

{1} presents some techniques to treat tendinopathies, and says that: deep-friction treatments serve to stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen production. Why do deep-friction treatments ...
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Why are non-flat counterforce braces supposed to work?

Why are non-flat counterforce braces supposed to work, when used for a lateral or medial epicondylopathy? I heard the following reasons: they increase the blood circulation they provide active ...
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Does the use of bodybuffers stimulate tendon healing?

I read on http://boxpromag.com/the-power-of-bellecores-bodybuffer/ : Stimulating muscle and tendon healing. Is there any study that confirmed or infirmed that the use of bodybuffers stimulates ...
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Why do patients sometimes experience spasms during the acute phase of a tendinopathy? (spasms located near the injured tendon)

During the acute phase of a tendinopathy, the patient may experience spasms located near the injured tendon. Why?
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Is exceeding the recommended time for ice application detrimental (delay healing) for soft tissue injuries?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=RICE_(medicine)&oldid=732386650 RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) is considered a first-aid treatment, rather than a cure for soft ...
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Can the active release technique help prevent or treat tendon injuries?

Can the active release technique help prevent or treat tendon injuries? I have read some pilot studies with small samples sizes (see below), I wonder whether there are more extensive studies, ideally ...
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Does cannabidiol (CBD) help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

I read on http://mmajunkie.com/2016/08/with-vape-pen-in-hand-ufc-202s-nate-diaz-explains-the-benefits-of-cannabidiol-oil “It’s CBD [cannabidiol],” Diaz said. “It helps with the healing process and ...
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Do growth hormone intakes help heal a tendinopathy?

I wonder whether growth hormone intakes (e.g., through injections) help heal a tendinopathy. What I have found so far is limited and somewhat contradictory: (1) shows some positive results but has ...
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Detecting a tendinopathy by touching

A patient complains about light background pain around the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, likely a tendinopathy such as a tendinosis. MRIs show nothing abnormal. Can a physician or physiotherapist ...
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What clinical studies demonstrated that CelGro improves tissue in-growth and repair for the rotator cuff tendon injuries?

I read on https://stockhead.com.au/health/orthocell-wins-patent-for-tech-that-can-grow-you-a-new-body/ (mirror) CelGro has been shown to improve tissue in-growth and repair in clinical studies ...
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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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What is the role of surgery when treating an overuse tendinitis?

What is the role of surgery when treating an overuse tendinitis? By overuse tendinitis, I really mean tendinitis, not tendinosis. {1} indicates that the role of surgery when treating an overuse ...
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How effective is compression therapy to treat a tendinopathy?

How effective is compression therapy to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in epicondylopathies (medial or lateral, i.e., tennis elbows and golfer elbows) Example of compression therapy ...
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How effective is the Graston Technique® to treat a tendinopathy?

How effective is the Graston Technique® to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in epicondylopathies (medial or lateral, i.e., tennis elbows and golfer elbows) What I have found so far: I ...
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How effective are kinesiotherapy tapes (e.g., RockTape) to treat a tendinopathy?

How effective is RockTape to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in epicondylopathies (medial or lateral, i.e., tennis elbows and golfer elbows). I am also interested in other kinesiotherapy ...
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Does being tall increase the risk of tendinopathies?

I heard that being tall makes joint issues more likely. Does being tall increase the risk of tendinopathies? If so, why?
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Why does the use of quinolones increase the risk of tendinopathies?

Why does the use of quinolones increase the risk of tendinopathies? I have read the claim in different places, but I didn't read the reason. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinolone : Quinolones ...
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Arm exercises: when to alternate arms?

I need to do three arm exercises A, B, and C. For each exercise, I perform 2 series of 10 repetitions. I can only work with one arm at a time. Is there any scientific study that looked at which of ...
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Are redheads more sensitive to pain caused by tendinopathies?

Quite a few studies (1) showed that redheads have an increased or decreased sensitivity to pain depending on the nature of the pain (e.g., increase of four toothaches, and decreased for stinging pain)....
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Is there any downside of using ultrasound guidance when performing injections to treat a tendinopathy?

The result of (1) published last week showed that when performing injections for tennis elbow, only 3 out of 10 were correctly localized (!). Is there any downside of using ultrasound guidance when ...
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Large scale studies on the accuracy of injections for tennis elbow: do they confirm the injection accuracy is only ~30%?

​I am (negatively)​ impressed by the result of (1) published last week: they quantified how often injections for tennis elbow are correctly localized. Only 3 out of 10 were! ​Result details:​ ​...
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What are the long-term effects of arnica used to treat a tendinopathy?

What are the long-term effects of arnica used to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in treatment effectiveness as well as the long-term impact on the tendon and its surroundings. I am mostly ...
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How different are tendon injuries resulting from subacromial impingement compared to epicondylopathies resulting from overuse?

I wonder how different tendon injuries resulting from subacromial impingement are compared to epicondylopathies resulting from overuse, in terms of physical injuries. I.e., looking at the tendon (e.g.,...
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What are the long-term side effects of betamethasone valerate medicated plasters used to treat a tendinopathy?

What are the long-term effects of betamethasone valerate medicated plasters used to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in treatment effectiveness as well as the long-term impact on the ...
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How can I know whether a rotator cuff tear is caused by overuse or subacromial impingement?

Is an individual has a rotator cuff tear, how can I whether it was caused by overuse or subacromial impingement?
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Does G5 organic silica increases significantly the level of collagen produced by human fibroblasts?

http://www.siliciumg5.com/en/online-shop/12-silicium-g5-gel-8437006679022.html states that: A study has shown that G5 organic silica increases significantly the level of collagen produced by human ...
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Is methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) of any use to treat a tendinopathy?

Has methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) been shown to be of any use to treat a tendinopathy? I looked for information on Google and Google Scholar but haven't found anything, so I'm not sure whether it means ...
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Elbow Ligament/Tendon Injury Diagnosis-Aid?

When a patient comes into the office with what seems like an injury to the ligaments/tendons around the elbow, what are the "exercises" that the physician uses in order to identify or pinpoint the ...
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Why should one avoid icing the ulnar nerve directly when icing the elbow?

I read on http://www.nirschl.com/elbowten.asp: Ice is an important element in the healing process and should be used any time signs of inflammation or intense pain are present, no matter how soon ...
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Is it better to wear a flat counterforce brace or a non-flat one to treat an lateral or medial epicondylopathy?

I wonder whether it is better to wear a flat counterforce brace or a non-flat one to treat an lateral or medial epicondylopathy. By non-flat, I mean it has a bump, as illustrated below (image taken ...
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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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Does hyperthermia help treating a tendinopathy?

I have read a series of randomized control trials and case studies by the same research group (1,2,3) that seem to indicate that hyperthermia helps treat tendinopathies. The hyperthermia machines they ...
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What are the long-term side effects of glyceryl trinitrate patches used to treat a tendinopathy?

Nitric oxide (NO) has been reported to help tendon healing [1,3]. One common way to deliver NO is via glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) patches. In the short run, glyceryl trinitrate can cause severe ...
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Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) decrease or increase swelling during the acute phase of a tendon injury?

I have read contradictory statements regarding whether nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) decrease or increase swelling during the acute phase of a tendon injury. E.g., http://emedicine....
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Do tendinopathies have the same pathogenesis regardless of where they occur in the human body?

Tendinopathies may appear in many areas of the body, such as the rotator cuff, the Achilles tendon, the patellar ligament, the adductors of the hip, the triceps, the flexors and extensors of the elbow,...
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Does neovascularization help or hinder healing in a tendinopathy?

Many studies have shown that tendinopathies often come with neovascularization in the injured area. Does neovascularization help or hinder healing in a tendinopathy? From http://inside.akronchildrens....
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Does reducing the key travel distance in a keyboard help prevent computer users from getting repetitive strain injuries (RSI)?

The vast majority of desktop computer keyboards have around 4 mm of key travel distance, which is about twice longer than the key travel distance on most laptops (and flat keyboards a.k.a. thin ...