Time to abandon the “tendinitis” myth

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7338.626 (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:626


The authors make a good distinction from a pathologist's
persepective, but how does one distinguish clinically?
particularly in the early stages? While NSAIDs might be of
no benefit for tendinosis, they are extremely useful for
tendonitis. What suggestions do the authors have for those
in the front lines?

From many years of personal experience with thousands of
"occupational athletes", the judicious, brief use of NSAIDs has not only
not caused any "co-morbidity", but rather has
significantly reduced both impairment and morbidity, and their often
associated disability ramifications.

Dr. Gabor Lantos P.Eng MBA MD

Occupational Health Mgmt Svcs

8 King St. E. #1500, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1B5

Web: www.OCCHEALTHinc.com

e-mail: glantos@OCCHEALTHinc.com

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 March 2002
Gabor Lantos
Occupational Health Physician; consultant for corporate clients
Toronto, Canada M5C 1B5