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Have had shoulder pain for ~1 year, MRI showed supraspinatus tendinosis + bicipital tenosynovitis. PT for a year, no improvements. Suggestions?

Have had shoulder pain for ~1 year, MRI showed supraspinatus tendinosis + bicipital tenosynovitis. PT for a year, no improvements. Suggestions?

Arthroscopy: It comes down in part to the base cause of it. Are you over using it and can that be modified. Is it sports telated and you are not warming up well or using bad technique? If the cause is unclear, sometimes a diagnostic arthroscopy can shed light on the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Tenosynovitis (Definition)

When a tendon--for example, in your hand--becomes inflamed, it can sometimes cause pain, clicking, or even locking of the finger. This condition can be treated with nsaids, local cortisone ...Read more


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Tenosynovitis has anyone knowledge of it?

Tenosynovitis has anyone knowledge of it?

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

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How do you recommend treating tenosynovitis?

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

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What is the definition or description of: tenosynovitis?

Tendon inflammation: When a tendon such ad one of the flexor tendons in the hand becomes inflamed it can sometimes cause pain, clicking or even locking of the finger the problem is usually treated with nsaids, local cortisone injections or occasionally surgery. ...Read more

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How to get over tenosynovitis?

How to get over  tenosynovitis?

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

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How can I treat de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

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 more

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What do you recommend for de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

Injection then surg: Cortisone shot and wrist brace that holds the thumb can be an excellent treatment. If that doesn't work, then do the small surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: de Quervain's tenosynovitis?

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 more

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How do you treat tenosynovitis in wrist?

How do you treat tenosynovitis in wrist?

Braces: Splinting and braces. Try and rest the tendons that are aggravated. Physical therapy maybe helpful as well. ...Read more

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What can I do about tendonitis or tenosynovitis?

Various things: Depends on the body location and severity. A brace or splint to reduce movement of the tendon for a short period can help. Anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, prescription meds can help. In some cases, an injection can help. When these fail, surgery may be an option. See your primary provider or orthopedist if you are not improving. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tendonitis or tenosynovitis?

Cardinal Signs: Pain and discomfort swelling or edema warmth loss of function of the part see your pcp for a thorough evaluation rest, ice, compression, elevation, and anti-inflammatories will help. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my tenosynovitis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my tenosynovitis?

Rest and ibuprofen: Tenosynovitis is inflammtion and often swelling of the sheath that surrounds a tendon. Usually with time, relative rest and possible use of nsaids it will resolve on it's own. If it does not you may need to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Will kt tape help pain from dequervains tenosynovitis?

Maybe: Some people get mild temporary relief of tenosynovitis with kt tape, and if it works for you then that is great. It will probably not be a good long term solution, however. You should see your Doctor for additional treatments and therapy to prevent recurrent symptoms. ...Read more

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De Quervain's tenosynovitis -- is the surgery effective?

De Quervain's tenosynovitis -- is the surgery effective?

Yes: If injection of steroids and bracing has not made sidnigicant improvement then the surgical release of the tendon pully is very helpful in pain relief. ...Read more

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Would you recommend surgery for dequervains tenosynovitis?

Sometimes: In certain cases surgery may be required. Try conservative measures first: nsaids, bracing, activity modification, and a limited number (my limit is 2) of cortisone injections. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for tenosynovitis?

Ice, rest, nsaids: Try to limit use of the hand as much as possible especially with computer work. Try ice and nsaids to decrease the swelling and tenderness. If the finger is actually locking, it may be necessary to get a local cortisone injection or even a surgical release. ...Read more

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When would you recommend surgery for dequervains tenosynovitis?

Failed non operative: When nsaids, ice, rest, activity modification, wrist bracing, & cortisone injection have not helped and you've tried these things for 3-6 months at least. ...Read more

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What are the most common forms of tendonitis and tenosynovitis?

What are the most common forms of tendonitis and tenosynovitis?

Repetitive areas: Most commonly tendonitis or tenosynovitis occurs in joints that are used repetitively. Areas such as the shoulder, wrist, elbow, knees and ankles are the most common. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal tenosynovitis in both of my thumbs?

What is the best way to heal tenosynovitis in both of my thumbs?

Tenosynovitis: Nsaids can calm pain & inflammation, but determining the cause is path to possible cure. What activities cause flare-ups? Orthopedic specialist or physiatrist may be able to help u determine cause & offer suggestions for prevention. ...Read more