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Can Untreated Tendonitis Spread
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Stretching exercises.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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