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Doctor insights on: Tendon Disease

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Achilles tendonitis: Otc ibuprofen, ice and possibly physical therapy are some options. If pain is severe an MRI can be done to rule out a tear of the tendon. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
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Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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Are there any new treatments for tendon disease?

Specifics: Is there a specific tendon disorder/disease that you had a question about? ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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What other diseases/infections am I at risk for when getting a cadaver tendon graft? (I know the chances are very low, I would still like to know)

What other diseases/infections am I at risk for when getting a cadaver tendon graft? (I know the chances are very low, I would still like to know)

Hepatitis: There's talk of both B and C having been transmitted. Nobody knows whether West Nile, prion disease, or HTLV-I or HTLV-2 can be transmitted. ...Read more