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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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Can an untreated shoulder tendinitis cause symptomatic changes in cervical osteoarthritis?

Can an untreated shoulder tendinitis cause symptomatic changes in cervical osteoarthritis?

Confused: Those are two different problems that don't affect each other but that can feel similar. In some cases it can be difficult to differentiate one from the other. ...Read more

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I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

I have wrist pain that sometimes spreads to my hands. Could this be carpal tunnel or tendinitis?

It can be Either: The pain in wrist radiating to hands can be due to tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome wrist and hands have more tendons than any other part of the body, it can cause pain, swelling and painfull movements at wrist carpal tunnel can cuasr pain in wrist and hand and numbness and tingling in first three fingers and pain will spread to hand and wrist. ...Read more

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How can I help tendinitis?

How can I help tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis refers to tendon inflammation. Both tendon inflammation and tendon degeneration tend to respond well to eccentric strengthening. Contact your physician for a physical therapy referral. ...Read more

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How can I avoid tendinitis?

Technique: 1) stretching before activity. 2) slowly increasing activity levels over time. 3) proper technique during activities. ...Read more

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How does one get tendinitis?

How does one get tendinitis?

Overuse: Tendonitis commonly occurs as an overuse injury. Treatment options start with rice, antinflammatories, changing the way you do any repetitive motions that are a part of your daily activities, bracing, stretching, and strengthening (maybe ot or pt). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Wha can I do about tendinitis?

Wha can I do about tendinitis?

Ice massage: Fill dixie cup full of water freeze and rub on affected area carefu not to injure skin otc nsaids rest. ...Read more

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Can one be prone to tendinitis?

Can one be prone to tendinitis?

Tendinitis: Individuals who to do not take enough time to recover ie "over use" or have an in balance between muscle on that side (to weak or to tight) may be prone to tendinitis. ...Read more

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I have tendinitis, what can I do?

Depends: If it is from overuse, give it some rest. If it is part of an other illness then that needs to be treated. You may take Tylenol for pain relief. Depending on the site of the lesion, wrapping and ace bandage may provide some relief. If the the pain persists beyond two week, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are some people prone to tendinitis?

Tendinitis: Depends on what context. Tendinitis occurs with repeated trauma, over usage of tendons such as tendinitis of elbows and shoulders playing rigorous tennis, racquet ball, golf etc. It is seen in occupations such as drilling, typing, key board usage etc. It occurs in inflammatory joint disease such rheumatoid arthritis etc. It can occur on endocrine disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having tendinitis?

Signs of tendinitis: Include swelling, decreased motion, crepitation which is palpable or even audible creaking in the tendon, pain with motion or deviation, redness, increased warmth of the affected area, stiffness, weakness and even at times complete loss of all motion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post tib tendinitis?

Foot pain: Caused by overuse or overstrain. Fallen arches are a cause and a symptom. The pain is on the inner side of your foot beginning just below the bone of your ankle. ...Read more

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I need an effective medication for tendinitis?

I need an effective medication for tendinitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Depending on which tendon is inflamed, therapy will vary but generally focuses on: 1. physical therapy to strengthen supporting structures and take pressure off the tendon that is inflamed, and 2. anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, or diclofenac. All of these are roughly equivalent; the first 2 are obtainable over-the-counter. All can also upset reflux/heartburn. ...Read more

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What type of exercise should one do for tendinitis?

What type of exercise should one do for tendinitis?

Aggressive rest.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I could do for Tendinitis?

Is there anything else I could do for Tendinitis?

Depends on location: Heat, ice, gentle stretching, NSAIDs can all be treid. The etiology of the tendonitis is important. Seek further advice from your physician ...Read more

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How do you know when tendonitis/tendinitis is healed?

How do you know when tendonitis/tendinitis is healed?

No Pain: When the inflammation has decreased enough the part will feel much better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tendinitis. How do I make it better?

Recovery time varies: Tendonitis is a common overuse injury. In order to treat the pain/discomfort, I recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider bracing. If these treatments fail you may benefit from an evaluation from an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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What is the best imaging technique to locate a tendinitis?

What is the best imaging technique to locate a tendinitis?

MRI: Tendonitits is an inflammation which is self resolving with rest and physical therapy. But anything suspect of tears would require imaging. The best modality is the MRI which has high fidelity for soft tissues. ...Read more

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