Latest Tendinopathy Stories

2013-12-02 10:03:20

Ultrasound-guided delivery of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves functionality and reduces recovery time in athletes with degenerative disease in their tendons, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). PRP therapy is a recent development in which blood is collected from the patient and then spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other blood components. The PRP is then injected under ultrasound guidance...

2013-03-25 23:02:16

Students from Bucknell University have teamed up with an orthopedic surgeon to develop Heel Thy Tendon, a mobile application that helps diagnose and treat common foot and ankle problems. Lewisburg, PA (PRWEB) March 25, 2013 A group of 16 Bucknell University students has teamed up with an orthopedic surgeon to develop a mobile app that helps patients recognize symptoms, common treatments and typical stages of recovery for several foot and ankle injuries. Bucknell Professor of Computer...

2010-11-29 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers in London say they have found an effective two-part treatment for microtears in the hamstring: injections of the patient's own blood and a steroid along with "dry-needling," in which repeated needle punctures cause controlled internal bleeding in the injured area. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "By injecting the patient's own blood where it is needed at...

2009-12-23 10:23:52

Ultrasound-guided cortisone injections may be an effective treatment method for gluteus medius tendinopathy, a common, painful condition caused by an injury to the tendons in the buttocks that typically affects middle-aged to elderly women and young active individuals, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Gluteus medius tendinopathy can cause severe hip pain. "The underlying causes remain unclear but probably are multi-factorial and...

2006-02-17 15:35:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen may be ineffective in many cases of tendon injury, according to researchers. Pain relievers known collectively as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are often used to treat sore muscles and joints because the body's inflammatory reaction to injury contributes to pain. However, UK researchers write in a new report, there is no reason to believe that NSAIDs aid tendon injuries known...

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