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A 43-year-old member asked:

could you explain what is tendinitis/impingement syndrome?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
Pain in tendons: Any place where tendons attach to bone can be a site of tendinitis. When a tendon gets inflamed from trauma, overuse, or other reasons, it can cause pain, stiffness, and lack of function. The shoulders and elbows are common places for tendinitis. Impingement specifically refers to a type of shoulder tendinitis where the tendon is compressed under a bony part of the shoulder called the acromion.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Inflammation: A bursa is a pocket of fluid that provides a buffer between muscle and bone. Inflammation of the bursa either from overuse or injury can lead to bursitis. A tendon attaches muscle to bone. Inflammation of the tendon either from overuse or injury can lead to tendonitis.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the most common forms of tendonitis and tenosynovitis?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Repetitive areas: Most commonly tendonitis or tenosynovitis occurs in joints that are used repetitively. Areas such as the shoulder, wrist, elbow, knees and ankles are the most common.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What are some alternative medicine methods to help with tendinitis?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Tendonitis options: Accupuncture can sometimes be helpful with tendonitis pain along with herbal ointments.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Should I work out if my tendonitis is flaring up?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: More exercise during flare ups of musculoskeletal problems will cause more pain and more flare, causing more discomfort and less ability to continue with exercise routine. I would recommend that you get your condition treated first before you continue with your exercise routine.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it safe for me to run if I have tendinitis?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
YES: Tendinitis is an inflammatory issue rather than damage to a tendon. Tendinosis however is inflammation combined with degeneration and sometimes tearing. If you have tendinitis, there is no physical harm with running...However you may aggravate the problem.

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