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Could tendonitis turn into arthritis over time?

Could tendonitis turn into arthritis over time?

Possibly but rare: Tendons support bone and joints. If the tendons do not function well they could cause joints not to function well. This could occur for eample in the ankle and knee and possibly lead to narrowing of the joint which could increase the risk of arthritis. If tendons cause significant pain, joint motion could be limited which obviously could affect joints but I still believe arthritis will be rare. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How do arthritis and tendonitis differ?

Joint vs tendon: "itis" means inflammation. Arthritis is a condition of the joint, while tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon. A tendon is the connection between a muscle and a bone. A joint is the connection between two bones (with cartilage for padding.). ...Read more

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What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

No, can be the same!: Tendons attach to the joint capsule or bone. Tendinitis is a basic form of enthesophy (which also includes ligamentous and periosteal inflammation) is basic feature of the most common inflammatory arthopathies, spondyloarthritis. Inflammation of tendon sheath is common in ra. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fibromyalgia, tendonitis and arthritis?

What's the difference between fibromyalgia, tendonitis and arthritis?

Not much: Arthritis is a result of cartilage breakdown causing inflammation, pain and stiffness in the joints.
Tendonitis is an injury and inflammation in the tendons. It can happen anywhere in the tendon, but typically it manifests where the muscles and tendons meet.
The cause of fibromyalgia is currently unknown. Symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic widespread pain, fatigue. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor tendonitis of the knee and arthritis?

What are good home remediesfor tendonitis of the knee and arthritis?

See details: Exercise, time, heat and aleve (naproxen) or advil. There is no guarantee that any of this will work. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

There are many.: Tendonitis is inflamation of the tendons. It may frequently caused by wear and tear and gradual degeneration or it may be sudden. Arthritis is wear and inflamation within a joint. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. It causes pins and needles feelings in the fingers as well as achy pain and wakening from sleep with the hand asleep. ...Read more

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Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more

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Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?

Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?

NSAIDs and stretch: Early morning stretching before you get out of bed, night splints, and evening nsaids can help combat the stiffness and discomfort. You might also want to consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tendonitis and arthritis, I have swelling, and pain, tenderness when pressed on the inside of wrist. No injury.

What is the difference between tendonitis and arthritis, I have swelling, and pain, tenderness when pressed on the inside of wrist. No injury.

Exam will...: Physical examination/ x-rays by an orthopedic surgeon will give u your diagnosis. W/o exam this is obviously just speculation;however dequervain's tendinitis (on the thumb side of your wrist) is more likely without previous trauma to your wrist. If u make a fist over your flexed thumb and angle your hand/ wrist towards your pinkie (finkelstein's test), this is likely tendinitis. ...Read more

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Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

U need to have a goo: -d reason for injecting a 16 year old. Be sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. This treatment seems way 2 aggressive. ...Read more

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Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7, arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis. Options

Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7, arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis. Options

Neck/sh problems: The symptoms could be improved with treatments such as physical therapy. Herniated discs sometimes may decrease in size over time. The arthritis and stenosis may not go away, but more often, the symptoms including those of the shoulder could improve over time and with various treatments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

Numbness: The symptoms of carpal tunnel are those related to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist to the hands, which the median nerve iruns through. Symptoms can include numbness in the palmer aspect of the thumb, pointer, middle, and half the ring finger. Additional symptoms can include pins and needles, and pain. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

What are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

Finger tingling: I will comment on the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, or cts. Cts is when the median nerve becomes "pinched" within the carpal tunnel, which is in the wrist. Patients can get tingling, numbness and/or pain on the palm side of the hand, specifically in the thumb, index and middle fingers. When conservative treatment fails, surgery is recommended to fix the entrapment. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is tendinitis, arthritis, or other in the shoulder?

How do I know if it is tendinitis, arthritis, or other in the shoulder?

Sx are similar!: You need a clinicians expertise to differentiate arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis of the shoulder. If they co-exist, inflammation is likely. If you are young, arthritis of the shoulder would be inflammatory, most likely. If all three exist, arthritis most likely. However, all three can be degenerative, caused by injury, overuse, spurs (impingement syndrome, etc. An exam and x-rays, and a few labs! ...Read more

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Hand hurts when putting pressure on it. No swelling. It hurts sometimes when using it. Court be arthritis, tendinitis. No prior injuries or swelling.

Hand hurts when putting pressure on it. No swelling. It hurts sometimes when using it. Court be arthritis, tendinitis. No prior injuries or swelling.

Hand pain: Hands are difficult to diagnose and treat. History is the most important item to making a accurate diagnosis. Without a lot more information a differential diagnosis cannot be attempted. Please provide some more information. Doctors ask for the pains character location intensity alleviating factors worsening factors, prior treatment response ...Read more

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Soreness in lower left back 4 about 2 weeks. Almost 50 year old female, peri-menopausal, arthritis, tendinitis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, neuropathy?

Soreness in lower left back 4 about 2 weeks. Almost 50 year old female, peri-menopausal, arthritis, tendinitis, obesity, type 2 diabetes, neuropathy?

Muscle sprain: Given your other details, in particular being overweight and in your fifties, my strongest hunch is that you have a strained lumbar muscle. See a physical therapist before worrying further. This could also be arthritis of facet joint, the small joints supporting your vertebrae. ...Read more

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Every morning left hand is sore and stiff with no swelling. I hold phone in left hand could bending fingers constantly cause tendinitis or arthritis?

Every morning left hand is sore and stiff with no swelling. I hold phone in left hand could bending fingers constantly cause tendinitis or arthritis?

Yes overuse: Yes today there is a lot of overuse of the hands with cell phone use. Try taking a break. If your job relies on use of the hand to hold the phone seek out alternatives like a handfree headset. See your doctor if pain persists ...Read more

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Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?

Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?

No cure: Essentially you have severe osteo arthritis affecting whole spine as well multiple other joints that you have listed. See a rheumatologist. If pain is a major issue then pain management specialist could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Hello, can the elderly use Volteren Gel to treat their arthritus and tendonitus?

Hello, can the elderly use Volteren Gel to treat their arthritus and tendonitus?

Defintely: voltaren (diclofenac) gel is very useful for athritis and other inflammatory conditions directly on the area. It also does not irritate the stomach It is very useful for the elderly ...Read more

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What is the difference between arthritus and tendonitus?

Well,: Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints, tendinitis is the inflammation of tendons through which the muscles attach to the bone. Tendons are sliding in a sheet and in case of excessive efforts inflammation can set and the gliding of the tendon in its sheet becomes very painful, the best example is an ankle sprain: a wrong movement, excessive forces and the tendons flare up. ...Read more

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I have neck arthritus can you get elbow tendonitus from it? Thank you

I have neck arthritus can you get elbow tendonitus from it? Thank you

Not directly: Neck arthritis can not cause tendonitis in the elbow. Those are two different and unrelated things. That being said. Patients with arthritic spurs in the neck can have elbow pain from a " pinched nerve" in the neck. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have arthritus& tendonitus is Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel good for it? Thank you!

I have arthritus& tendonitus is Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel good for it? Thank you!

May help some what: But does by itself treat or cure the condition. Tendonitis often improves with rest and proper support. Injections and physical therapy may also be helpful. Arthritis can be managed with physical therapy and exercise and adequate support. Topical or oral medication may help with the inflammation associated with these conditions. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel for my arthritus and tendonitus, is this an effective gel. When do Iuse it (only when I have pain)?

I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel for my arthritus and tendonitus, is this an effective gel. When do Iuse it (only when I have pain)?

Yes: It is a topical anti-inflammatory that is not preventative. It can help the pain when it flares. Likewise, heat, mild stretching, massage, paraffin wax and Occupational therapy are recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more