What is Tendinopathy?

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It is all about tendon pathology issues.

Tendinopathy describes a complex multifaceted pathology of the tendon,Guest Posting characterized by pain, decline in function and reduced exercise tolerance. The most common overuse tendinopathies involve the rotator cuff tendon, medial and lateral elbow epicondyles, patellar tendon, gluteal tendons and the Achilles tendon.

Tendinopathy symptoms include pain, swelling and reduced function. The prominent histological and molecular features of tendinopathy include disorganization of collagen fibers, an increase in the microvasculature and sensory nerve innervation, dysregulated extracellular matrix homeostasis, increased immune cells and inflammatory mediators, and enhanced cellular apoptosis.

The etiology of tendinopathy seems to be a multi-factorial process, involving promoting factors that are intrinsic or extrinsic, working either alone or in combination. Tendinopathies are divided into three groups, “tendinosis”, “tendinitis” and “tenosynovitis”.

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Some of the common causes of tendinopathy can include overuse of the tendons by repetitive actions, calcium deposit along the tendon at the site of insertion (where it attaches to the bone, bone spurs on the heels), any sporting activity that requires lots of jumping and running, running on hard surfaces, poor sporting technique such as holding a tennis racquet or golf club incorrectly, inappropriate sporting equipment such as a tennis, racquet that's too heavy, lifting weights that are too heavy or without warming up properly, neglecting to warm up properly before doing sport or exercise, extreme and regular physical effort, such as an intensive sports training schedule, not taking enough time between training sessions to allow full recovery, exercising in cold temperatures, awkward positions that are maintained for a long time, being obese which puts excessive pressure on the tendons of the legs.

The diagnosis of tendinopathy is primarily clinical, differential diagnosis for tendinopathy involves De Quervain’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, rhizarthrosis, golf elbow, coxarthrosis, hamstring tenosynovitis etc.

The treatment of painful chronic tendinopathy is challenging. Multiple non-invasive and tendon-invasive methods are used. Usually, the treatment can be grouped in pharmacological therapies, physical therapies, and therapeutic exercise. NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), SAIDs (steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and other alternative injective approaches have been used. Nutrition also plays a role.

Different theories have been advanced to explain pain and chronicity mechanisms, but these mechanisms remain largely unknown. “Conventional”treatments are generally employed empirically to fight pain and inflammation but they do not modify the histological structure of the tendon. However, these treatments are not completely satisfactory and the recurrence of symptoms is common..

About one third of sports injuries treated in sports clinics concern the knees and one quarter of athletes treated for a knee injury are diagnosed with Tendinopathy. Most common clinical Achilles disorders are mid-portion tendinopathies, followed by insertional problems (insertional Tendinopathy and retrocalcaneal bursitis).

Original Source:- Tendinopathy Market Report

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