To understand the theory behind much tendon fixing, you need to understand the concept of Stress shielding. This is where the rest of the tendon jumps in to protect part of a damaged tendon.
The older your therapist or trainer, the more likely they are to muddle up what to call your tendon pain. The younger your trainer or therapist, the more likely they are to waste your time with an obnoxious mini-lecture if you use the wrong word.
If you have tendon pain, the chances are you don’t really understand the concepts of load and capacity. Nature offers a smorgasboard of stresses and pressures to help you screw up your tendons. I think someone once said suffering is good for the soul, and tendons believed them . Tensile, compressive, and shearing loads can get a tendon pain party well and truly on the way!
Fluoroquinolone is a super popular drug! Its an antibiotic that appears in these trade names
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro)
- levofloxacin (Levaquin/Quixin)
- gatifloxacin (Tequin)
- moxifloxacin (Avelox)
- ofloxacin (Ocuflox/Floxin/Floxacin)
- norfloxacin (Noroxin)
The NHS explains the risks and rewards of these drugs here
In 2012 Lopes et al studied running-related musculoskeletal injuries (RRMIs). This was a desk top survey so they looked at previous reports, rather than real people (it’s ok! its a “thing”)
According to the tales of “old housewives” and the assurances of hippies, food does have a supportive role in helping tendon pain resolve itself.
There are famous anti-inflammatory foods that, when combined with a healthier lifestyle and actually doing specific exercises, really, really helps.
On one level this article is speculation combined with exaggeration, optimism and good old fashioned hope.
It’s simply going to weave tendon pain together with current research on nitric oxide, glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) patches and beetroot.
Wish me luck!
Fans of putting turmeric in places other than in the stews and curries, where they belong, have been rebelling. Here is a turmeric recipe from “Andy”
Many of you know that I have fascination with pain and in particular chronic pain and the role that inflammation can play.