It is currently widely accepted among clinicians that chronic tendinopathy is caused by a degenerative process devoid of inflammation. The evidence for non-inflammatory degenerative processes alone as the cause of tendinopathy is surprisingly weak.
In this podcast, Jon Rees a rheumatologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust tells Jill Cook why the role of inflammation offers potential opportunities in treating chronic tendinopathies and should be explored further.
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Tendons – time to revisit inflammation