|MadSci Network: Medicine|
I'm told that people of northern European descent, like myself, have weak connective tissues. (I believe it - I've developed multiple cases of chronic tendonitis through drumming and exercise. Years of physical therapy, ultrasound, NSAIDs, SAIDs, icing - inefficacious!) How are, say, black people's tendons stronger than mine? I imagine my tendons as tensile structural elements - "ropes". Therefore I wonder if black people's "ropes" are of generally larger diameter in cross section, or are they somehow "braided" better than mine? Do they tend to heal from injury more readily as well? Why are my tendons so slow to heal? Are any new, worthwhile, tendonitis treatments on the near horizon? Has anybody ever actually been cured of their tendonitis, or should I start another 12-step program? Hmm..perhaps mysticism and an honest, probing self-inventory of my flawed character will help...
Re: How are white people's and black people's connective tissues different'?
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