Tenosynovitis: The Inflammation of the Synovium

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Tenosynovitis: The Inflammation of the Synovium
The inflammation of the synovium, the fluid-filled sheath which surrounds a tendon, is called tenosynovitis (Woo, Renstrom, and Arnoczky, 8). Tenosynovitis occurs most often in the hands, wrists, and feet and is often associated with tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon (Ibid.). While there is no single accepted cause of tenosynovitis, the condition has been associated with several distinct physiological conditions: the most typical cause of tenosynovitis is repeated stress on the tendon or the synovium, but infection and disease may also cause or contribute to tenosynovitis (Ibid, 7-8). As tendons and synovium appear to have poor circulation and do not heal at the same rate as other...
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.....: Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. New York, NY: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007.
Appendix A
The 4 “Rs” of Gastrointestinal Support
REMOVE
Removal and elimination of pathogenic microorganisms, irritating foods, and dysbiotic substances that may be present.
REPLACE
Replacing foods that were removed, fibre that was missing, enzymes, HCI/bile secretion stimulation to help improve breakdown, absorption, and assimilation of nutrients.
REINOCULATE
Put back friendly microbial flora to retain balance of healthy to harmful bacteria.
REPAIR
Providing nutritional support for regeneration or healing of the gastrointestinal mucosa; includes vitamins C, E, and A, zinc, manganese, amino acid cysteine, N-acetyl cystein, glutamine, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), etc.