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- n. Plural form of tendinopathy.
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Today the injuries usually are referred to as tendinopathies, or diseased tendons.
But, he said, there are fundamental differences between overuse injuries, such as tendinopathies, and acute wounds, like those created in animal experiments.
Most tendinopathies are precipitated by overuse and commonly afflict overzealous athletes, amateur and professional alike.
The underlying pathology of tendinopathies is still a mystery.
The pain associated with tendinopathies tends to fall somewhere around a 4 or so on a 10-point scale of pain.
Vincenzino said, he would suggest that athletes with tennis elbow (and possibly other tendinopathies) think not just once or twice about the wisdom of cortisone shots but "three or four times."
So the question of whether cortisone shots still make sense as a treatment for tendinopathies, especially tennis elbow, depends, said Dr. Khan, on how you choose "to balance short-term pain relief versus the likelihood" of longer-term negative outcomes.