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Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?

You need strong PT: Your best approach is a strong physicial therapy program. Have your phsician send you to a rheumatologist and also have you start a very active physicial therapy program. This is trochanteric bursitis ...Read more

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Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis. Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy? If so is it common?

Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis. Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy? If so is it common?

1-3: Conservative firs, t, nsaids. Activitymodification. Then 2'nd injection into the subacromial bursa, ; 3'rd ; last resort is shoulder decompression. That 2 me is the
best path 2 follow. ...Read more

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Have lupus had severe pain and burning starting from hip down to my ankle. Had an X-ray didn't show anything. Doc said it might be tendonitis on hip

Have lupus had severe pain and burning starting from hip down to my ankle. Had an X-ray didn't show anything. Doc said it might be tendonitis on hip

Sciatica: Sle causes many problems. One of these is muscle pain as well as nerve pain. Usually when you have pain from the buttocks to the feet this is indicative of a pinched nerve in the lower back possible due to spurs or over activity. I would recommend an MRI of the lower back and possibly are your pcp and pt to help with treatment options. Even a podiatrist can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bursitis and patellar tendinitis. Got injected with cortisone for the bursitis. Should I have pain only in the tendons now? Because I don't.

I have bursitis and patellar tendinitis. Got injected with cortisone for the bursitis. Should I have pain only in the tendons now? Because I don't.

No: Cortisone is a potent anti- inflammatory, and so a cortisone injection can help with inflammation in the bursa, but also the tendons and other structures as well. ...Read more

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Can I take naproxin, tramadol, and robaxim for severe shoulder bursitis and tendinitis?

See a Physician: Before taking any medications in combination, you should discuss the problem, the treatments, the expected outcomes and what is the best method to address your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis?

See details: An impingement is secondary to arthritic narrowing the joint and is not caused by inflammation or bursa or tendons. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between tendinitis, bursitis or stress fracture?

How can you distinguish between tendinitis, bursitis or stress fracture?

From a radiology: Standpoint it is simple. An MRI will easily distinguish between those three abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have recently been diagnosed with tendinitis/bursitis in hip and shoulder. I have pain in various parts of my body when sleeping. What's happening?

I have recently been diagnosed with tendinitis/bursitis in hip and shoulder. I have pain in various parts of my body when sleeping. What's happening?

Maybe fibromyalgia: When you have this type of non-inflammatory pain one must consider fibromyalgia. Many of the fibromyalgia tender points are near bursitis and tendonitis locations your notation that you have pain in various parts of your body suggests fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for 4mos after car accident. Ortho says it's rotatorcuf tendinitis&bursitis but chiro. Says it might be something more. Wht cud it be?

Left shoulder pain for 4mos after car accident. Ortho says it's rotatorcuf tendinitis&bursitis but chiro. Says it might be something more. Wht cud it be?

?? confused: I'm confused. You say Ortho told you what it was? But you're asking what it could be??? Why don't you believe him/her? Is it not responding to the recommended treatment? If not, maybe see another Ortho for a second opinion. (chiros aren't real doctors) If they both agree you are probably in good hands. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

Inflammation: A bursa is a pocket of fluid that provides a buffer between muscle and bone. Inflammation of the bursa either from overuse or injury can lead to bursitis. A tendon attaches muscle to bone. Inflammation of the tendon either from overuse or injury can lead to tendonitis. ...Read more

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I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday. It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

I will get cortisone for frozen shoulder friday. It will be guided into the joint. Will it also help with my impingement/tendinitis/bursitis?

Hard to say...: All of the conditions that you mentioned are distinctly different from one another. A frozen shoulder would not typically be treated with steroid injections. Usually, physical therapy or manipulation under anesthesia (basically, wrenching your frozen shoulder loose while you're sedated) is necessary to treat this. Some impingement caused by bursitis or tendinitis is improved with steroid shots. ...Read more

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I often have diagnosed tendinitis/bursitis in various parts of body, bruise easily. (on verapamil for high bp), so tired! Could these b related?

Anything is possible: Anything is possible, as we learn about problems with medications when they are suspected. However, suspicion is not proof. Tendonitis and bursitis are usually mechanical in origin and review of contributory activities is important. Specialist evaluation may help. ...Read more

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I have Lupus and just got bursitis in my shoulder. If I got a kenalog (triamcinolone) shot in my arm yesterday, is it okay for me to get a tattoo on my foot today?

I have Lupus and just got bursitis in my shoulder. If I got a kenalog (triamcinolone) shot in my arm yesterday, is it okay for me to get a tattoo on my foot today?

I don't know why not: I think it should be ok. The steroid injection should not cause you to be more susceptible to infection with a tattoo. Make sure who ever does your tattoo has not had issues with infections. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle pain in left leg from my buttocks down. Had a hip operation 2 months ago and it is worse. Was diagnosed with bursitis and also had a back fusion 6 years ago. I have sle lupus. Please help?

I have severe muscle pain in left leg from my buttocks down. Had a hip operation 2 months ago and it is worse. Was diagnosed with bursitis and also had a back fusion 6 years ago. I have sle lupus. Please help?

Unfortunately there: Is not much that can be done for you over the internet. Go back to the health care provider that performed your hip operation and discuss your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tendinosis and tendinitis?

What is the difference between tendinosis and tendinitis?

Tendinosis vs. Tendi: Tendinosis is at more adcanced stage. It means that the tendon starts to lose its integrity, even starts to tear off.
Tendinitis means inflammation of the tendon. It's a lot easier to treat. ...Read more

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Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers
medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read more

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Elevated ferritin levels, but I'm chronically anemic-missed 6 venofer injections, what are possible causes? Is lupus possibility?

Elevated ferritin levels, but I'm chronically anemic-missed 6 venofer injections, what are possible causes? Is lupus possibility?

What's going on?: If you have an elevated serum ferritin, then you are almost certainly not iron-deficient and should not be receiving injectable iron. It can kill you. I am not joking. Please get with someone who knows how to work up an anemia properly. I'm betting on one of the milder thalassemia variants, but there are literally hundreds of other possibilities. ...Read more

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Please help all of my doctors are stumped. What can cause systemic lupus like symptoms and chronic bouts of aseptic meningitis?

Please help all of my doctors are stumped. What can cause systemic lupus like symptoms and chronic bouts of aseptic meningitis?

Complex: And needs thorough history, physical examination and probably blood /imaging studies, your best bet would be a tertiary care center, start with rheumatology who would ask other specialists to come aboard as needed. Talk to your primary doctor about referral, good luck ...Read more

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What is likely to be the cause of an elevated CH50 but normal C3 & C4? My PCP tested me for lupus due to my chronic migraines & hypothyroidism...

What is likely to be the cause of an elevated CH50 but normal C3 & C4? My PCP tested me for lupus due to my chronic migraines & hypothyroidism...

Not much: Although an elevated CH50 suggests the presence of inflammation or infection, no diagnosis can be made from this finding alone Lupus is also diagnosed by clinical features supported by lab findings. Although hypothyroidism may be from an autoimmune disorder, I don't know why lupus is suspected absent any other symptoms. Migraine is not an autoimmune issue. ...Read more

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Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

Question is 4 my wife: she suffers chronic joint pain and swelling 15 days a month. All nsaids cause severe rash. Plz list all tests 4 lupus n arthrit?

See Rheumatologist: Your wife needs work up for autoimmune diseases. Sle will have other diagnosis features usually ANA positive and dsdna positive. ...Read more

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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & an mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more