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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it? Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury? Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt

What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it? Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury? Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt

Overuse/Compensation: Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath complex of the peroneus longus and brevis tendons. These tendons arise from muscles in the outside of the lower leg and course behind the fibula (ankle bone on outside of ankle). Walking on the outside of the foot (often to avoid pain on the inside of the foot or heel) can lead to this condition as can a bad ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Do calf raises help Achilles tendonitis or make it worse?

Do calf raises help Achilles tendonitis or make it worse?

Not recommended: Stretch rather than loading will help tendonitis. So will using a roll over soled shoe, changing your gait or running distances, and rest. Physical therapy can guide your progress and apply anti-inflammatory techniques. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs?

Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs?

Tendonitis: I think that there is a very good chance that the tendonitis in your legs will get worse with calf augmentation. You might want to consider fat transfer to your calves instead. That should not have any negative effect on your tendonitis. ...Read more

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Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs? .

Will tendonitis affect the recovery time from a calf augmentation? Should I be concerned about my tendonitis getting worse after a calf augmentation which I'm having to help with the appearance of my bow legs? .

You: You are having plastic surgery on the soft tissues of your leg for a bony deformity?
That totally blows me away! You have "tendinosis" where? See an orthopedist before you get any surgery done. Don't jump into a plastic surgery of your leg for looks. ...Read more

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A week before I had any swelling from peroneal tendonitis I had nerve pain from my ankle up into my calf. Does this make any sense?

Injury?: Was any injury involved with the pain prior to the tendonitis? The best treatment course is rice rest, ice, compression and elevation and you might need a nsaid. ...Read more

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Do I have tendonitis if my leg calf and ankle swells and hurts during any walking or workout that invloves running or up-hill excersises?

Do I have tendonitis if my leg calf and ankle swells and hurts during any walking or workout that invloves running or up-hill excersises?

Quite possible.: If no history of injury like a sprain, tendonitis, an overuse syndrome could be the cause. Need to try rest, elevation, compression bandage, and icing it. Perhaps an orthopedic specialist or sports medicine specialist can let your know if you need orthotics or procedures such as for tarsal tunnel. Make sure you change sports shoes because they wear down. A change in shoes can make a big difference ...Read more

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How to tell if it is deep vein thrombosis or calf muscular pain and tendonitis?

How to tell if it is deep vein thrombosis or calf muscular pain and tendonitis?

Ultrasound of veins: It is sometimes very difficult to distinguish between DVT and calf muscular pain simply by physical findings or history. The definitive diagnostic test is a venous duplex ultrasound which will show the veins behind the knee (popliteal) to see if there is a clot. ...Read more

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I hurt my knee a week ago playing sports and I think it is just tendonitis and my ACL and MCL were already ruled out now my calf and ankle are swollen?

I hurt my knee a week ago playing sports and I think it is just tendonitis and my ACL and MCL were already ruled out now my calf and ankle are swollen?

It might just be: Tendonitis, but since you mention a swollen calf a clot must be ruled out. That would be considered a medical emergency and this should be evaluated immediately. Hopefully, it is just tendonitis, but you must err on the side of caution. ...Read more

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Is elliptical trainer ok to use with severe calf tendinitis?

Is elliptical trainer ok to use with severe calf tendinitis?

Yes: Its okay but you need to stretch before and after, not exercise too long, ice it when your done, nsaids can help, and if it's acute, you should not do it at all and rest it. You may even need it immobilized if it's real bad. See your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tendonitis in my leg?

How do I know if I have tendonitis in my leg?

Hard to say: There are many potential causes of leg pain, and certainly tendonitis can be a cause. If the pain is along a tendon sheath and it is swollen and tender, then it is probably the cause. An exam can usually detect the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tendonitis in my leg? Or at least make it feel better.

Diagnosis first!: Tendonitis is a non-specific term that is applied to many areas of pain, though it is often not the correct diagnosis. See a sports med doc to be sure. True tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon) improves with rest, ice, and fixing the contributing mechanical factors. Degenerative changes in tendon (cause pain after the inflammation has subsided)=tendonosis. Treat with eccentric strengthening in pt. ...Read more

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Got patella tendonitis and bought patella strap for leg....What is recommended miles per week to run...Is 8mpw a good start and build up from there?

Got patella tendonitis and bought patella strap for leg....What is recommended miles per week to run...Is 8mpw a good start and build up from there?

Start with PT: For tendinitis, anti-inflammatory medicines will help with the pain. But the real treatment is to stretch and strengthen the tendon. This is best done with formal physical therapy. Also, sometimes hip muscle weakness can contribute to knee tendinitis. Activity like running is generally ok as long as the pain is minimal. Start slow and build slowly. ...Read more

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What to do if my foot and leg pain is killing me (tendonitis)?

What to do if my foot and leg pain is killing me (tendonitis)?

See a doctor: And get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Recent: knee tendonitis. I already have patella femoral syndrome in both of my knees. How long should I put partial weight on my leg using crutches?

Recent: knee tendonitis. I already have patella femoral syndrome in both of my knees. How long should I put partial weight on my leg using crutches?

Need more info: That is a very good question and the best person to answer it for you is a physical therapist. I assume that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon and they usually have a PT on their staff. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot, ankle lower leg all swollen.?

Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot, ankle lower leg all swollen.?

Ankle smankle: You need to describe the location of the ankle tendonitis. Is it front, back, inside, outside painful to stand or move? What was done to confirm the diagnosis of tendonitis. If you are continuing to use the ankle is that motion now causing compensatory swelling? Or is something else really going on? A lot to think about but it will make your problem easier to solve. ...Read more

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Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Stretching: Frequent stretching of the tendon is helpful. There is some concerns with quinalones and tendon ruptures. You might be better off with a different antibiotic if you have an infection. ...Read more

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I am training for marathon. I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis on the right leg. Its been two weeks and my right leg is better but now I have it in my left leg. When to call off the race?

I am training for marathon. I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis on the right leg. Its been two weeks and my right leg is better but now I have it in my left leg. When to call off the race?

See Podiatrist: For evaluation. Perhaps there is a simple reason why this is occurring and it can be treated. When is marathon? If it is a long tme away, wait until it is evaluated. ...Read more

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If you have tendonitis in leg/knee and don't rest it, continuing to play impact sports, can that lead to a more serious injury in that leg?

If you have tendonitis in leg/knee and don't rest it, continuing to play impact sports, can that lead to a more serious injury in that leg?

Yes: Yu need to see your physician. The presence of fendonitis needs to be treated so it does not go into anything else. ...Read more

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Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now?

Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now?

Might need to see Dr: There are many causes of knee pain. Tendinitis generally doesn't respond to medications. A physiotherapist might be helpful re your bracing.

Suggest get it checked if worsening. Here is a generic article on knee pain see if any fit to discuss with your doctor:
http://patient. Info/doctor/knee-assessment ...Read more

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On and off bone pain for years in my left leg. I have hip tendonitis, pfps & medial plica syndrome in the same leg. Should I see my orth or a waste?

On and off bone pain for years in my left leg. I have hip tendonitis, pfps & medial plica syndrome in the same leg. Should I see my orth or a waste?

Depends: None of those conditions are life threatening, so it really depends on how much trouble you are having. If you have a significant problem, I would not hesitate to be seen as there many good treatment options available for each of those conditions. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis or hamstring problem on my right leg behind the knee. I have done therapy n MRI and they couldn't find anything, so how to cure it?

I have tendonitis or hamstring problem on my right leg behind the knee. I have done therapy n MRI and they couldn't find anything, so how to cure it?

You need to diagnose: The cause of your pain/discomfort first. If its not the knee area, then the other possibilities of the cause would be the hip joint or the back.
So consult your orthopod and discuss with him/her. ...Read more

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Is there ever a relationship between leg cramps and Achilles tendonitis?

Not usually: The only relation between these two events is that with achilles tendinitis you may be limping or favoring your leg putting unusual stress on the leg causing leg cramps. ...Read more

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I am a runner. I have been having pain on the back of my heel that I think might be Achilles tendonitis. Now I have pain below my kneecap. Right leg.

Achilles Tendonitis: Yes you most likely have Achilles tendonitis and runner's knee. Both are caused by high impact activities and repetitive stress on the tendons. I recommend you see a specialist for evaluation. You most likely need arch support and training to improve your running mechanics. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause swelling, what feels like squeezing in the deep center tissue and hair loss in the same leg?

I don't believe it: Causes hair loss. Also, Achilles tendonitis for the most part occurs closer to the attachment at the heel, as one goes higher in the leg near the calf this tendon becomes the gastrocnemius muscle. If you have pain in the calf region a DVT or clot must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal. Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal. Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

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I have a muscle in the back of my knee that is slightly sore when I left my leg. Have foot tendonitis on the same side. Is there a connection?

Compensation?: When one joint or muscle hurts, we naturally compensate with other joints or muscles causing undue stress and function on a previously unused structure. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more