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Any tips for biceps tendonitis from carrying a toddler?

Any tips for biceps tendonitis from carrying a toddler?

Prevention: 1. Use a baby carrier i.E there's all sorts of models available for front and back
2. If you need to carry the baby, use one hand to support the other so all the force is not on the elbow i.E biceps
3. Consider limited course of anti inflammatories assuming no contraindications. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Is it possible for de quervains tendonitis to cause pain in biceps and forearms?

Is it possible for de quervains tendonitis to cause pain in biceps and forearms?

Not really: However pain from the wrist may radiate proximally if the radial sensory nerve which crosses the area of tendon that gets sequent aims is also irritated. Make sure the splint does not irritate the nerve or the boney prominsnce as rigid splints can do this and at times the splint is worse than the original problem. ...Read more

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I have had biceps tendonitis for 5 years. After pt, rest, meds, still not better and experience the same symptoms as day 1. Am I missing something?

I have had biceps tendonitis for 5 years. After pt, rest, meds, still not better and experience the same symptoms as day 1. Am I missing something?

Biceps tendon: Usually represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Not inflamed. Would exercise doing an eccentric loading program. If no improvement consider diagnostic ultrasound or MRI of area. If significant tendinosis or partial tear consider prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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MRI read Full-thickness biceps tendonitis tear. Is this term means a major tear? No discoloration, swelling or harsh pain associated.

MRI read Full-thickness biceps tendonitis tear. Is this term means a major tear? No discoloration, swelling or harsh pain associated.

Yes: Full thickness tears are completely thorough the tendon. I would suspect additional injury. This should be repaired surgically. See an orthopedist ...Read more

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Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Stretching: The key exercises for biceps tendonitis are stretching, gentle strengthening and modalities or treatments to decrease inflammation like estim and ultrasound. ...Read more

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How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed

How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed

Biceps tendonitis: Surgery is rarely indicated for this as an isolated condition. Check MRI & exam with orthopedic surgeon to check for other possibilities including instability, slap tear, and rotator cuff issues. ...Read more

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Can bicep tendonitis cause a weak feeling in the meaty part of both biceps? How can it be distinguished from cervical radiculopathy? Whiplash last month

Movement pain: Biceps tendinitis would be painful if compressed at site and will worsen with muscle use. Whiplash induced radiculopathy or injury to the brachial plexus would be a constant pain, even in rest ...Read more

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My tendonitis on my biceps and rotator cuff won't disappear despite depomedrol (methylprednisolone) injection. Mri says no nerve impingement. What are other remedies?

PT: Traditional treatment of rotator cuff and biceps problems that do not respond to a steroid injection include physical therapy or surgical consideration, thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...Read more

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Could de quervains tendonitis cause pain in bicep and forearm?

Forearmyes, bicepsno: Dequervains can often cause pain on the thumb side of the forearm and into the thumb. It is not really associated with the biceps muscle. ...Read more

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What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

Unhappy Tendon: The long head of the biceps passes through a tunnel into the shoulder. Anything that make the tunnel smaller or tendon bigger, ie swelling from an impact, can make the tendon rub. It stays swollen, it frays, it hurts.
Probably not a cause for instability. ...Read more

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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & an mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read more

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I have distal bicep tendonitis 4 months ago and still not resolved and I have gout. I got tendonitis through wieght training. How can I get rid of it

Tough Problem: Distal biceps tendinitis with or without gout is a very difficult problem to treat and somewhat controversial. Many with tendiintis have a partial tendon tear. This may heal but it could take a year. If after 6-9 months you are not better, I would recommend an MRI to assess the biceps tendon and plan needed surgery. No wt lifting while healing. ...Read more

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How long does bicep tendonitis take to heal?

How long does bicep tendonitis take to heal?

Depends: This is a rather complex question. Bicep tendonitis is caused by repeated irritation or overuse of the tendon. Depending on the type of treatment you elect to obtain and how willing or able you are to modify your actions, it could resolve rather quickly or it could become a more chronic problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bicep tendonitis to heal?

How long does it take for bicep tendonitis to heal?

It depends: It depends of the severity of the involvement, the specific tendon involved and how much you use the shoulder. It often requires treatment to resolve. ...Read more

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Would having had a slap tear on my shoulder back in november leave me valuable to bicep tendonitis in the same arm?

Would having had a slap tear on my shoulder back in november leave me valuable to bicep tendonitis in the same arm?

Yes: The superior labrum is intimately associated with the biceps tendon and alters the mechanics of the shoulder if injured. ...Read more

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I have pain in the center of my bicep when curling, which rules out tendonitis or dislocation as it is not near the shoulder. Any thoughts? (im 21)

I have pain in the center of my bicep when curling, which rules out tendonitis or dislocation as it is not near the shoulder. Any thoughts? (im 21)

It does not!!!!: The body has what is called referred pain. A tendon attaches a muscle to bone. When you contract a muscle, you stress the tendon. If you have tendinitis at either side you could have pain. There are two biciptal tendons. Either could hve inflammation or be injured. Also, direct bicep strain/sprain is also a major consideration! Curling....Unusual sporting activity! Are you a canuck? ...Read more

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Would bicep tendonitis or tear cause armpit lymph node of same side to to swollen and painful?

Potentially: You might want to check for other causes as well, but the biceps originates from two tendons in the shoulder area and then inserts through a tendon in the proximal forearm/elbow. A biceps tendon tear can definitely cause pain along the upper and inner arm. Again there are other causes as well. ...Read more

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Shoulder tendonitis & bicep lump (mri showed fatty tissue) presenting the same day. 2 months later I have a tricep lump & pain. What is this?

Shoulder tendonitis & bicep lump (mri showed fatty tissue) presenting the same day. 2 months later I have a tricep lump & pain. What is this?

See below: Not enough information really to help you at this time I would recommend you seek out an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation of your shoulder problem thank you. ...Read more

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Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis. Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis. Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Shoulder pain: Post traumatic shoulder pain, greater tuberosity bone edema with biceps tendinosis should resolve with cortisone injections and pt. If symptoms persists or worsens MRI should be obtained for rotator cuff tear and other abnormalities. ...Read more

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What do you do for severe bicep tendinitis?

What do you do for severe bicep tendinitis?

Shoulder blade: When the shoulder and biceps is inflamed during episodes of tendinitis, we do not want to aggravate things further. The best treatment is to stabilize the shoulder with improved posture and pulling the shoulder away from the inflamed areas. Rowing exercises and reverse butterflies help by strengthening the back shoulder blade muscles to pull the shoulders back and to improve overall posture. ...Read more

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What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

Hamstring: (from WiThe biceps femoris is a muscle of the posterior (the back) thigh. As its name implies, it has two parts, one of which (the long head) forms part of the hamstrings muscle group. One, the long head, arises from the lower and inner impression on the back part of the tuberosity of the ischium, by a tendon common to it and the semitendinosus, and from the lower part of the sacrotuberous ligament ...Read more

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What can I do to address the pain of severe bicep tendinitis?

What can I do to address the pain of severe bicep tendinitis?

Rest: Rest, ice, compression, and anti-inflammatory medications (follow advice on the label) can help with the acute symptoms. Physical therapy may help as well. ...Read more

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58 yr fem think I have bicep tendinitis. Rt arm hurts where it meets shoulder. I use repeat motion over head for yrs. What type dr treats? Sling help?

58 yr fem think I have bicep tendinitis. Rt arm hurts where it meets shoulder. I use repeat motion over head for yrs. What type dr treats? Sling help?

Biceps tendonitis: Any good general orthopedist, or more specifically someone specializing in hand/upper extremity or shoulder.

In the early stages rest is certainly useful. Typically when it is as chronic as yours i.E years, the answer will be a cortisone shot and possibly in conjunction with therapy to reagain function and prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Is riding a stationary bike with knee tendonitis in both knees good for rehab?

Is riding a stationary bike with knee tendonitis in both knees good for rehab?

Ok: It should be fine as long as you start with low or even no resistance on the bike and exercise with comfort. If your knees are screaming at you during the exercise or if you have prolonged (greater than an hour) soreness after exercise, you are doing too much. Do not increase the resistance or the duration by more than 10% every couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not talk with pt or doc. ...Read more

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Shoulder tendonitis for 6 months. Seen orthopaedic, given NSID, did 7 physio. Slightly better. Rehab exercises at home. Weekly ultrasound, TENs help?

Shoulder tendonitis for 6 months. Seen orthopaedic, given NSID, did 7 physio. Slightly better. Rehab exercises at home. Weekly ultrasound, TENs help?

Probably not: If treatments not helping consider ultrasound guided tendon injection of platelet rich plasma to enhance healing. Ultrasound guided needling of the tendon can be done at the same time to cause increased blood flow in the affected area. Remember this is not really tendonitis (implies inflammation) but degenerative tendon changes called tendonosis or tendonopathy. ...Read more

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Got a spica splint, ice & nsaids for quervains tendonitis. Only feel pain when doing extensions with my thumb. When/how should I start rehab exercises?

Got a spica splint, ice & nsaids for quervains tendonitis. Only feel pain when doing extensions with my thumb. When/how should I start rehab exercises?

Now: You have to do this with your physicians guidance. This depends how long you have had and what type of trauma you have Early you use ice but after 2 days then heat. You may need injections or even surgery ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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