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Tendinosis, sometimes called chronic tendinitis, chronic tendinopathy or chronic tendon injury, is damage to a tendon at a cellular level. It is thought to be caused by microtears in the connective tissue in and around the tendon.

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Tendinosis is typically diagnosed as tendinitis due to the limited understanding of tendinopathies by the medical community. The suffix 'itis' means inflammation leading to anti-inflammatories being prescribed, despite there being limited support for this treatment in clinical trials British Medical Journal, 2002,(324:626-7). The strongest evidence for treatment of tendinosis is for nitric oxide patches and for forms of resistance training exercises that 'load' the affected tendon.

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