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Mense describes small fibers in the peritendineum and in the enthesis but not in the body of the tendon (14). Alpantaki described nerve networks extending the length of the human bicep tendon and especially dense at the enthesis, but not in the tendon–muscle junction (16). The small fibers in these neural networks contained several neuropeptides typically associated with sensory fibers such as PANs. Concentration of these fibers at the enthesis could be related to the notably painful presentation of enthesiitis.
2. Peripheral Nerve Injury Acute damage to a peripheral nerve fiber is usually relatively painless and when done experimentally, rarely produces more than a few seconds of rapid firing. Acute damage to the dorsal root ganglion can produce long periods of excitation and rapid firing lasting 5 to 25 minutes. Acute compression of a chronically injured, inflamed nerve represents a different situation and will produce several minutes of repetitive firing; it has been suggested that this long-duration rapid firing is the basis for radicular pain (61).
SP can stimulate the proliferation of synoviocytes in joints along with the release of prostaglandin E2 and collagenases from these cells and from endothelial cells in blood vessel walls. Also, SP is chemoattractant to immune cells and stimulates their secretion of proinflammatory cytokines. If SP release occurs in the setting of an ongoing inflammation, it will exacerbate the situation; however, if it is released into non-inflamed tissue, it will generate an inflammation de novo, this later condition is Chapter 2 / Pain Mechanisms 33 termed neurogenic inflammation and could be the pathophysiological basis for some forms of mirror pain, for example, that seen in rheumatoid arthrtitis, as well as complex regional pain syndrome.