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how do i recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?

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Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Tendinitis: Tendinitis is generally referred to inflammation or irritation of a tendon which is a thick fibrous cords that attaches muscle to bone. Tendinitis causes pain and tenderness that can affect the use of the adjacent joint. Treatment goals include relieving pain and reducing inflammation with use of splints, therapy, rest, ice and over-the-counter pain & antiinflammatory meds and rarely surgery.
Dr. Jake Heiney
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Rest and meds: Rest and anti-inflammatory medications are the mainstay of tendinitis treatment. However, there are other things your doctor can do as well as make sure the diagnosis is correct. I recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Rest...: Tendonitis, depending on the location, is usually treated best with rest and anti-inflammatory medications (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc). Some tendons can be injected with rapid relief, but that does have some risk as well. See your doctor and come up with a good plan.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Diagnosis first: Make sure you have the proper diagnosis first as often there can be other issues such as arthritis stresssfracture as you previously asked or other issues that can confound such as nerve irritation, proper splinting if needed. Nsaids. Ice rest stretching and other modalities can help and see someone who specializes in that anatomy region.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there something i can do to recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. Start treatment w/ rice, nsaid, stretch/ strength prog (pt or ot), & consider couterforce bracing. Massage may also help. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone/ prp injections. Few people end up needing surgery.

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