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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
MRI: The reason why an MRI can be extreemely valuable is because sometimes one has a tendonitis and other times a patient has a tendinosis which is a degeneration of a tendon. This can be an important distinction depending on ones level of activity. Treatments can differ in both situations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clarification: Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon, usually due to a strain or over-use injury. Tendinitis is not a condition and i assume a misspelling of tendonitis. However, there is another condition known as tinnitis, which is a "ringing" or "buzzing" sound in the ear, usually due to an acoustic nerve irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 1 more doctor answer
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