A 68-year-old male asked about a 61-year-old female:
Can you recomend treatment for tendenitis?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Depends where it is: Many tendinitis problems go away on their own over time but unfortunately some do not
rest ice alternating with heat can help/ i like to recommend warping the affected extremity with plastic food wrap at bed time to keep in the body heat (this does not work for hips or shoulders) / pt ultrasound massage lasers acupuncture all have their advocates / platlet rich plasma may help some.
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Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
RICE= rest, ice, co-: Mpression ; elevation, is a helpful way to remember. Plus pain meds like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen).
You can use a splint to rest the affected part, a crepe bandage for compression will help + sling for an upper limb problem or elevate on a couple of pillows/cushions.
Good luck. If not improving see a gp to get correct dx.
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