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Can Tendonitis Turn Into Arthritis
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
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
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
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.
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Gait changes: Not likely unless effect of medications used to treat them. ...Read more
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
It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more
Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?
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
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
Xray found tendonitis and mild arthritis in wrist. Appt with orthopedic in 1 mth. What should I expect? No bone erosion. Treatable?
What medicine does a dr suggest if you are pregnant and have herniated disc arthritis & spinal stenosis in neck & tendonitis in shoulder?
Check with OB: ALWAYS check with your OB doc before taking anything while pregnant including over the counter medicine ...Read more
What is safer to use for chronic tendonitis and arthritis? Taken with meals. (i have gerd) aspirin (325mg x2-3 daily) or ibuprofen (400mg x2-3 daily)?
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
Carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis I was around the age of 16 and competing in artistic roller skating. During practices I would fall and slam my right hand into the floor over and over. Eventually I had so much pain I ended up in the doctors office.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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: The gel form has very low risk and is a good choice for older patients. ...Read more
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