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

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Do vertical mice cause less stress on the hand, wrist and arm than traditional mice?

Vertical mice are often marketed as more ergonomics than traditional mice. Is that true? I am especially interested in stress on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Example of such claim, from ...
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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 ...
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How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease over time?

I wonder how the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decreases over time. E.g. if a patient wears a a diclofenac patch for 24 hours, how useful are the last 12 hours. Ideally I would like to see a curve (...
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To heal a tendinitis, how to decide when to exercise, stretch and rest?

When suffering from a tendinopathy (e.g. an epicondylitis), one often faces the dilemma between exercising to regain strength, stretching and resting. How to decide what is the most appropriate action?...
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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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What is the difference between inflammation and irritation?

I wonder what the difference is between inflammation and irritation, especially in the context of tendinopathies. My understanding based on MedlinePlus and Wikipedia is that inflammation is one kind ...
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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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Cold spray vs cold gel vs ice pack vs ice bath for tendinopathy

How do cold sprays, cold gels, ice bath, and ice packs compare when treating a tendinopathy?
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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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Which medical imaging procedures allow to see a tendon's extracellular matrix?

I wonder which medical imaging procedure allows to see a tendon's extracellular matrix. I am mostly interested in the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. The purpose is diagnosing the nature, the ...
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Does ice pack therapy have any healing effect for a tendinopathy?

When suffering from a tendinopathy, ice pack therapy reliefs pains. Does it have any healing effect as well?
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Why does smoking increase the risk of developing medial epicondylitis?

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/golfers-elbow/basics/risk-factors/con-20027964 says: You could be at higher risk of developing golfer's elbow if you're: Age 40 or older ...
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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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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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Should I go to the occupational therapist or the physical therapist if I have a tendinopathy in the USA?

I am having trouble distinguishing the roles of an occupational therapist and physical therapist in the USA. In the French health system, patients simply go to the masseur-kinésithérapeute and I don't ...
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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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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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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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How to distinguish a non-inflammatory tendinopathy (a.k.a tendinosis) from an inflammatory tendinopathy (a.k.a. tendinitis)?

When suffering from some tendinopathy, how to distinguish whether the pain comes from a non-inflammatory tendinopathy (a.k.a tendinosis) or from an inflammatory tendinopathy (a.k.a. tendinitis)?
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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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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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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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Diclofenac patch before or after the effort?

Is it best to place a Diclofenac patch before or after the effort, in order to avoid to mitigate the impact of the effort on a tendinopathy? (if placed before, the patch would be be kept during and ...
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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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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 does tendon overuse sometimes evolve into a tendinitis and sometimes evolve into a tendinosis?

From what I read, tendon overuse sometimes evolves into a tendinitis and sometimes it evolves into a tendinosis. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tendinitis: Individual variation in frequency and ...
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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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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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What nutrients are worth taking for a tendinosis?

I am wondering what nutrients are worth taking for a tendinosis. [1] Bass, Evelyn. "Tendinopathy: why the difference between tendinitis and tendinosis matters." International journal of therapeutic ...
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How to know whether an inflammation is present in a tendinopathy?

I wonder how to know whether an inflammation is present in a tendinopathy. In other words, how to distinguish a tendinosis from a tendonitis. http://physical-therapy.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/...
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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: ...