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Gamekeeper's thumb - long term healing

"Gamekeeper's thumb" - named because of the chronic injury incurred when rabbit keepers broke rabbits' necks between the base of the thumb and index finger - has more recently been referred to as "...
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Applying ice to tendinitis: how cold should it be?

Ice (cryotherapy) is a treatment for the inflammation which is secondary to the tendon injury its self. The inflammation is what usually causes the pain and can lead to additional compression injury ...
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Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons?

One study published in 1996 in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicince said that there are insufficient published data to determine the comparative risks and benefits of corticosteroid injections. ...
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Why are inflammations painful in the case of a tendinitis?

Why are inflammations painful in the case of a tendinitis? When suffering from tendinitis, does the inflammation itself cause any pain, and if so why? Based on the definition of tendinitis ...
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Why does icing work best when applied shortly after tendinitis symptoms appear?

We ice injuries like tendinitis because they reduce the pain and inflammation. Ice does not actually fix your tendinitis, it just makes it easier to deal with. The reason it is recommended that you ...
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Why are cortisone injections deleterious for tendons?

Effects of cortisone ie. glucocorticoids (GCs) are very variable. One effect of GC is the inhibition of collagen formation. Collagen is the main ingredient of tendons. Collagen units form the ...
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Any link between Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and "chronic" tendonitis?

Sorry for the wait! To orient ourselves first trace the Ulnar Nerve distally to the hand from the Brachial Plexus (BP) and then review how Cubital Tunnel Syndrome ties in (it's neurological relation)...
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Why does icing work best when applied shortly after tendinitis symptoms appear?

Clinical studies indicate that icing is helpful and offer symptomatic relief for tendinopathies even though the reason of its action is not yet fully understood. It is thought that ice causes ...
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