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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?
Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?
Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more
Tendon Inflammation : This is a condition that describes the inflammation if a tendon and it's surrounding sheath. It generally hurts with movement and is treated with immobilization anti-inflammatory meds, ice, bracing and last resort surgery. It is commonly seen in the wrist or fingers. See your doctor for appropriate diagnosis and exam. ...Read more
In the Hand?: This is most commonly a hand condition. If so, this is treated with nsaids like ibuprofen, a wrist brace limiting the motion of the involved tendon, ice over the tendon, reduction in usage of the involved tendon for many days and often weeks. If no improvement after several weeks and it is really bad then injections with small doses of corticosteroids is next. Surgery after months of no improveme. ...Read more
Etiology?: An important component to any treatment is establishish how the injury occured to begin with. For example, if you have a flatfoot, this will place undue pressure on the tendons that run on the inside of your ankle or posterior tibial tendon. If however, they were injured from an accident the biomechanics may not play such an important role. Bracing, physical therapy and possibly "prp" injections. ...Read more
Depends: Those with mild symptoms can benefit from protective splinting, nsaids, icing and stretching. More severe cases, such as those seen after trauma or durning/after pregnancy usually don't respond to anything other than a corticosteroid injection. I treat many conditions with corticosteroid injections, but this is one of the few conditions that can actually be cured with one treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tendon sheath inflam: Named after swiss surgeon fritz de quervain in 1895 , it is an irritation of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds the extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus tendons that function to move the thumb away from the hand.The tendons run in synovial sheaths that become inflamed and thereby cause pain. Microscopic evaluation indicates only a degenerative process of the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer