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A 46-year-old member asked:

how to tell if i have tendonitis or something similar?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Tendinitis: Typically has pain with movement in the direction of or opposite to that tendons pull. However in severe cases sharp pain even i cues at rest. Rather than being a diagnosis if exclusion for a fracture or arthritis the diagnosis of tendinitis should always be anatocalky specific . If told you have tendinitis then you should know exactly what tendon it is that is inflamed. If not then question this.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
You probably can't: However a doctor can. See one if you have significant problems.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I avoid tendinitis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Technique: 1) stretching before activity. 2) slowly increasing activity levels over time. 3) proper technique during activities.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the different types of tendonitis?

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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 43 years experience
NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injections are a bad idea as they can weaken the tendon, possibly leading to more serious problems, such as tendon rupture.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the most common signs and symptoms of tendonitis?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Tendonitis: Pain with any activity, by be related to pain from an inflamed tendon or tendonitis. Stretching, sometimes rest is needed to reduce the pain and inflammation. Oral medication to reduce inflammation, or injection with cortisone may be needed to stop more serious episodes. Check with your family doctor or an orthopedic surgeon to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can tendonitis cause complications?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Absolutely: If left unchecked or chronic, it can lead to tears, scarring, loss of function, and permanent pain.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology 43 years experience
NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injections are a bad idea as they can weaken the tendon, possibly leading to more serious problems, such as tendon rupture.

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