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A 35-year-old member asked:

frozen shoulder or supraspinatus tendonitis (impingement syndrome), what to do?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Orthopedic or physia: Orthopedic or physiatry (not psychology) consultant.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Ortho/shoulder specialist. Not a big fan of PM &R 4 primary eval & care 4 ortho problems
Dec 22, 2013
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Get a firm diagnosis: Once u have a diagnosis ur shoulder surgeon can recommend a program 2 follow. There r a few common causes: idiopathic (unknown cause), post surgical, impingement, ;/or rotator cuff disease r among some common causes. Diabetics r plagued by this also. If u r unsure ; r asking 4 direction, c a shoulder specialist, get a firm DX ; follow his/her plan of treatment.

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Which are the work activities most risky for hand-wrist tendonitis?

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Repetitive motion: Wrist and hand tendonitis occurs with repetitive motion activities. This would include those that do prolonged typing, dental hygienists, factory workers, grocery store checkers, hair stylists, and others who use their hands frequently and repetitively.
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Will rest cure Achilles tendonitis or do I need surgery?

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Is surgery always necessary for tendonitis in a shoulder joint?

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No: Rarely does a shoulder tendonitis require surgery. Most tendonitis conditions respond to conservative measures: rest, ice, heat, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, or injections.
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How can I lose weight with patellar tendinitis?

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Yes: I assume you are asking this question - because you have difficulty exercising. You can focus on building metabolism up by switching to fat burning with carnitine supplements, adding natural thyroid boosting supplements like iodine and thyroid glandular support by biotics, supporting pancreas with chromium and adrenal support with herbal and minerals to improve weight loss + omega 3 supplements.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Do most people need crutches for tendonitis in the knee?

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Dr. Robert Levine
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Crutches - exception: Crutches are the exception rather than the rule. But if the problem is severe and persistent then crutches could unload the tendons and allow them to heal. You should discuss crutches with you physician and/or therapist.S.

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