Mesenchymal stem cells are a class of multipotent cells found in human tissues, such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, dental pulp, and periosteum, a layer of connective tissue that envelops the bones. They are also known as: Medicinal Signaling Cells, Mesenchymal Stromal Cells, and Marrow Stromal Cells. Given this naming variability, as well as urging by Dr. Caplan to rename the cells so that patients don’t assume specific medical benefits, these cells are best known as: MSCs.
Tendinitis is an injury that is the result of overstressing a tendon. This injury can come from doing acute movements such as physical activities that your body is not entirely used to. After a significant initial injury, a tendon may become painful and inflamed for 2 to 3 weeks, and hence the condition is called acute tendonitis. If not appropriately treated with the RICE protocol or NSAIDs, continued overuse can result in repeated tendonitis and lead to chronic degradation of the tendon, called tendinopathy.