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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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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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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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What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

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. ...Read more

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Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Multifaceted: Physical therapy for rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome is multifaceted and includes: postural training, imporvement in upper back strength, improvement in core strength, strengtheing the rotator cuff first in internal and external rotation and then eventually with forward elevation. Obtaining full painless full range of motion is important in early physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have tendonits in my forearm/bicep, I have had a scan, physio, shock wave therapy and a cortisol injection none of them have worked.

Hi, I have tendonits in my forearm/bicep, I have had a scan, physio, shock wave therapy and a cortisol injection none of them have worked.

Rest/heat: There is some thinking that things we used to call tendonitis are not really inflammation, but more of a tendinopathy resulting from a lack of oxygen to the tissue. Try rest and heat treatments instead of the current treatments and see if this helps. ...Read more

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How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

VERY EFFECTIVE: However in the therapy of tendonitis you must receive different modalities and exercises that together with ultrasound would be very effective. ...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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Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Some initial Rxs: Local treatment by icing region several times a day along with use of OTC NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen) if you have no allergies or stomach issues with these medications. Can also try a shoe insert such as a Donjoy Arch Rival which can provide for some lateral wedge support -if no improvement see an orthopedist, physiatrist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more