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Tendon: White fibrous bands of tissue that attach muscle to bone.
Tennis elbow: Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is pain on the
lateral, or outside part of the elbow, on or near the bony protrusion. It
is usually caused by the overuse of the wrist extensor muscles, which leads to
the inflammation of the tendon attachment.
Therapeutic massage: A form of massage that involves the manipulation of the
soft tissues of the body to decrease muscle spasm, pain and to improve movement.
Thoracic Spine: Twelve vertebrae above the lumbar spine and below the
Thyroid hormone: A hormone released by the thyroid gland that stimulates
metabolism and helps to regulate a range of biochemical processes in the body.
Tolerance: Decreasing effect of a drug with the same dose or the need to
increase the dose to maintain the same effect.
Tranquilizer: A drug used to treat anxiety.
Trigger Point Therapy: The application of pressure on tender trigger
points in the muscles to relieve pain and tension.
Trigger Points: A generally small area of a muscle that is tightly knotted
and in spasm causing referred pain.
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