Medical research

Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons

When tendons get irritated it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis—a common class of sports and workplace injuries—which is also common in older individuals. It can take many weeks of rest for tendon irritation ...

Health

Avoiding overuse wrist injuries

It may seem hard to believe, considering that you use your hands and wrists to do almost everything, but some of the most common wrist injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive motion. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic ...

Cardiology

Achilles tendon may be window into heart disease severity

For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research suggests.

Diabetes

Diabetic nerve damage may increase energy needed for walking

A new study suggests that diabetes-related nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) may reduce the amount of energy stored by the Achilles tendon during walking. The tendon connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles. This ...

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