Groups and Links

Here are a few other places on the web to go for information about RSI, tendinosis, and tendinopathy. Most of these resources have many links to more sites; I didn't repeat all of those links here because this site is meant to provide information about the latest research into tendinosis/tendinopathy rather than to be an RSI portal, but these links should help you locate what you need.

Informational Sites:

  • tendonpain.org on Facebook
    If you “like” our page on Facebook you can get our research updates in your feed. We post many more links there so it is the best place to keep up with research news.

  • TendonRehab.com
    Site written by Dr Peter Malliaras, a tendinopathy specialist and Clinical Director of Complete Sports Care in Australia. Excellent information about tendinopathy.

  • Carpal-Tunnel.net by Dr. Jeremy D P Bland
    This is an excellent reference site for information about carpal tunnel syndrome. The site is provided by Dr. Jeremy D P Bland, a UK specialist in carpal tunnel syndrome. There are forums as well as informational pages.

  • The RSI Page by Paul Marxheusen
    This page has a list of RSI books and websites, plus information about various forms of RSI and ergonomics. The RSI Page has a perspective you might find very helpful because it is written by someone who has had RSI. The main focus is on computer-related RSI injuries.

  • List of RSI Books
    This list is the suggested reading from the East Bay Repetitive Strain Injury site. It’s an excellent list of books on RSI, mainly oriented toward computer users. The RSI Page above has a list of books too.

  • Facebook RSI Action Page
    This is a page on Facebook dedicated to providing information about RSI.

  • RSI OOS
    This site provides resources for people in Australia, but much of the general information applies to people in other locations too. They also offer a newsletter subscription and a book.

  • rsipain.com
    This site is written by someone who has had RSI. He has written a website and a book about what he tried and what helped the most for him.

  • massagetrack.com
    This site is also written by someone who has had RSI. He developed tools to help with self-massage using balls and tracks for the balls to roll on. He sells the equipment and also offers quite a few free videos on the site that demonstrate self-massage techniques. Some videos show massages that you can do without the tools, so the videos are a resource that can be useful even if you don’t have the massage track equipment.

Support Groups:

  • Sorehand
    Sorehand is an online discussion support group for RSI injuries. Most people who join in the discussion have injuries to the fingers, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, and neck, but you can still learn from sorehand even if your injury is to a lower extremity. They also have links to other RSI-related sites and a list of RSI books. The sorehand discussion list generates a lot of email, so you might want to request the "digest" form to get all the messages each day in one email message. You'll need a username and password.

  • East Bay Repetitive Strain Injury Support Group
    For those who live near Berkeley, CA, this support group holds monthly meetings with guest speakers and offers a way for members to meet and support each other. They have a hotline too.

  • RSI Support Group on Facebook
    A new support group on Facebook for RSI. Once on their page, you can click the “join” request to join the group.

New Site Name:

We have changed the name of the site from tendinosis.org to tendonpain.org because the information here covers both tendinosis and tendinopathy.


Facebook Feed:

We post links to new research on our Facebook feed, so that is the best way to keep up with the latest news. Follow us on Facebook.


Forum:

Check out our Forum. If you want to join in the discussion, please register a new username and then send us an email and we will approve your membership. We have to activate your new membership by hand to prevent auto spammer activity on the board. Once activated, you can post with your new account.


Contact:

Email us at: info@tendonpain.org


Tendon Research News:

University of Glasgow: Scientific breakthrough unlocks potential novel tendon therapy
”Tendinopathy is essentially the result of an imbalance between collagen type-1 and type-3 and we have discovered the molecular cause. This breakthrough has allowed us to find a way to alter the levels of collagen type-3 in tendons, with the ultimate aim to get patients with tendon injuries better quicker."

Biologic augmentation of rotator cuff repair with mesenchymal stem cells during arthroscopy improves healing and prevents further tears: a case-controlled study
“This study showed that significant improvement in healing outcomes could be achieved by the use of BMC (bone marrow concentrate) containing MSC (mesenchymal stem cells) as an adjunct therapy in standard of care rotator cuff repair. Furthermore, our study showed a substantial improvement in the level of tendon integrity present at the ten-year milestone between the MSC-treated group and the control patients.”

Treatment of Lateral Epicondylosis Using Allogeneic Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells: A Pilot Study
“This pilot study on the safety and efficacy of allo-MSC injection for treating chronic LE demonstrated that the intervention was safe and efficacious in improving pain, performance, and anatomical defects for more than a 52-week follow-up period. This is the first clinical study using allogeneic MSCs to treat chronic tendinopathy.”

Cell Therapy Ltd announces positive Phase II clinical trial results of Tendoncel ™, a first-in-class topical regenerative medicine for severe tendon injury
“Patients using the non-invasive Tendoncel ™ topical gel for 21 days experienced a clinically relevant and statistically significant improvement in their tendon injury. Reporting an average improvement of 70% on the DASH disability scale and 74% improvement on the PRTEE scale, Tendoncel’s results exceed those expected of injectable treatments and have the advantage of painless topical application.”

Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair
“Mechanotransduction is the physiological process where cells sense and respond to mechanical loads. This paper reclaims the term “mechanotherapy” and presents the current scientific knowledge underpinning how load may be used therapeutically to stimulate tissue repair and remodelling in tendon, muscle, cartilage and bone.”