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

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What is the lifetime incidence for tendinopathy for regular humans?

I wonder what the lifetime incidence is for tendinopathy for regular humans (e.g., not only athletes). What I have found so far: I found the lifetime incidence for Achilles tendinopathy in {1}: The ...
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What treatments help decrease the percentage of immature type III collagen fibers following a tendon injury?

{1} mentions: A microscopic view of tendinosis reveals an increase of immature type III collagen fibers (mature type I fibers dominate in healthy tendon tissue). What treatments help decrease the ...
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Does chronic caffeine use increase or decrease blood flow to connective tissue?

In the short term, the effects of caffeine are well studied both as a vasodilator and vasoconstrictor, but given that chronic use produces specific adaptations, is the long term effect of caffeine use ...
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What is the incidence and the prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic tendinopathies for the tendons in the buttock, thigh and iliac regions?

What is the incidence and the prevalence of symptomatic and asymptomatic tendinopathies for each tendon in the buttock, thigh and iliac regions? What I have found so far for yearly symptomatic ...
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Which differential diagnosis procedure can distinguish a tendinopathy at the gluteus minimus from a tendinopathy at the gluteus medius?

Which non-invasive test differential diagnosis procedure can distinguish a tendinopathy at the gluteus minimus from a tendinopathy at the gluteus medius (trochanter insertion), aside from medical ...
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What are the long term effects of Lidocain injections to treat a tendinopathy?

Lidocain injections are often regarded as a potential replacement for corticosteroid injections, as the latter have been demonstrated to weaken tendons in the long-term (> 6 months). What are the ...
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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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Does cissus quadrangularis help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

I have seen many non-scientific claims that cissus quadrangularis help heal a tendinopathy. For example: https://www.resonatenutrition.com/cissus_quadrangulairs_joint_repair.html (mirror): Today ...
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Do non-insertional tendinopathies tend to be more often caused by cumulative microtrauma compared to insertional tendinopathies?

Do non-insertional tendinopathies tend to be more often caused by cumulative microtrauma from repetitive overloading (eg overtraining) compared to insertional tendinopathies? I read on https://...
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Does astaxanthin help prevent or heal a tendinopathy?

{1} claims that astaxanthin: Use of natural astaxanthin may suggest that daily use can help alleviate pain associated with Tennis Elbow, and increase mobility This study doesn't seem to have ...
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Does the delivery of BMP-12,-13,-14 (either in form of a gene or a protein) into an injured tendon help improve healing in humans?

I have read that delivery of BMP-12,-13,-14 (either in form of a gene or a protein) into an injured tendon improved healing, but I haven't been able yet to find an in-vivo study in humans confirming ...
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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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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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Has any treatment based on applying exogenous BMP-2 to the wound site been shown to be useful to treat tendinopathies?

The 2011 study {1} showed that: Our findings indicate that it is possible to significantly improve tendon healing by applying exogenous BMP-2 to the wound site, inferring that this protein could be ...
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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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Can an individual further aggravate a full tear of the gluteus minimus tendon (trochanter insertion)?

Can an individual further aggravate a full tear of the gluteus minimus tendon (trochanter insertion)? I would tend to think that if the gluteus minimus tendon is fully torn, then no force can be ...
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To what extent does the anatomic location of a tendon injury impact the recovery time?

{1} mentions: The healing potential of a torn or pathologic tendon varies depending on anatomic location (e.g., Achilles vs. rotator cuff) and local environment (e.g., intrasynovial vs. ...
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Does the morphology of the insertion of the gluteus minimus to the greater trochanter impact the likelihood of being affected by a tendinopathy?

{1} noted two different morphologies for the insertion of the gluteus minimus to the greater trochanter: Two morphologies noted: The majority (11/14) were long, thin, and crescent shaped and ran ...
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Which hormonal treatments have been shown to be useful to prevent or treat tendinopathies?

Which hormonal treatments have been shown to be useful to prevent or treat tendinopathies? {1} surveyed the links between hormones and tendinopathies but their main conclusion is: The influence of ...
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Is it possible to approximate through medical imaging how old a tendinopathy is?

Is it possible to approximate through medical imaging how old a tendinopathy is? My unsuccessful search so far: "tendinopathy age imaging" on https://scholar.google.com and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....
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What is the difference between "mild degeneration of the muscular attachment of the gluteus medius" and "mild tendinosis of the left gluteus medius"?

I have read the following two terms: mild degeneration of the muscular attachment of the left gluteus medius mild tendinosis of the left gluteus medius Do these two terms refer to the same medical ...
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Is phototherapy (light therapy) of any use to treat a tendinopathy? If so, what is the optimal phototherapy treatment (session length, light type …)?

Is phototherapy (light therapy) of any use to treat a tendinopathy, and if so, what is the optimal phototherapy treatment (session length, type of light, etc.)? I have read some case studies and RCTs ...
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Is cupping therapy of any use to treat a tendinopathy?

I have read some unsupported claims that cupping therapy helps treat a tendinopathy, e.g. http://www.tridoshawellness.com/quadriceps-tendonitis-treatment-with-cupping (mirror): Quadriceps ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 using ...
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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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