Questions tagged [tendinopathy]

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

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Is there any clinical evidence supporting or infirming the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy for humans?

I have read some claims about the usefulness of stem cell therapy to treat a lateral epicondylopathy. Example (mirror): Innovative treatments that include stem cell therapy, supplements, growth ...
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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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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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Does the number of teslas matter when evaluating a tendinopathy with an MRI scanner?

The number of teslas in MRI scanners vary between 0.2 and 7 teslas, and sometimes even up to 10.5 Teslas (Siemens MAGNETOM 10.5T) and 11.7 teslas (Siemens MAGNETOM 11.7T). Does the number of teslas ...
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What are the downsides of autologous tenocyte implantations?

I have read a couple of research articles that seem to be quite laudative toward autologous tenocyte implantation (ATI): (1) presents a successful recovery for partial-thickness rotator cuff tear and ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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 ...
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What's the issue with icing for too long?

What's the issue with icing for too long, when used to treat a tendinopathy? The only issue I am aware of is the risk of frostbite. E.g. http://www.active.com/running/articles/do-s-and-don-ts-for-...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) of any use for a tendinopathy?

I wonder whether transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) are of any use for a tendinopathy. I am mostly interested in the epicondyles of the humerus. A Cochrane Systematic Review (1) in ...
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How to distinguish swelling resulting from a tendinopathy affecting an epicondyle from the normal shape of the arm?

http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bursitis/bursitis_ff.asp says: Bursitis and tendinitis are both common conditions that cause swelling around muscles and bones. How to distinguish swelling ...
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Why would avoiding sitting still for long periods help prevent tendinitis?

The webpage Can Bursitis and Tendinitis Be Prevented? says: To help prevent inflammation or reduce the severity of its recurrence: Begin new activities or exercise regimens slowly. ...
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What causes tendon microinjuries to become painful in the case of a tendinosis?

From http://www.tendonpain.org/injury.shtml: Tendinosis/tendinopathy is a chronic degenerative tendon injury that is usually brought on by repetitive motion. The repetitive motion is often ...
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What sort of injuries to structures near the tendon may happen during an autologous blood injection?

One of the risks of autologous blood injections is injury to structures near the target tendon. Example: http://www.sportsmed.net.nz/patient-info/general-rehabilitation/autologous-blood-injections/: ...
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Has the injection of collagen-producing skin-derived tenocyte-like cells been shown to result in deleterious phenotype instability?

Wang, Allan W., et al. "Autologous tenocyte implantation, a novel treatment for partial-thickness rotator cuff tear and tendinopathy in an elite athlete." BMJ case reports 2013 (2013): bcr2012007899. ...
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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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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 can distinguish a tendinopathy at the gluteus minimus from a tendinopathy at the gluteus medius (trochanter insertion)?

Which non-invasive differential diagnosis can distinguish a tendinopathy at the gluteus minimus from a tendinopathy at the gluteus medius (trochanter insertion), aside from medical imaging (MRI or ...
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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 ...