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Causes Chronic Bursitis Tendonitis Tendinosis Lupus
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
I'm 50 with chronic bursitis in both hips. I've had injections, taken meds and tried chiro. Would mobility aids at times help?
Have been diagnosed with a left shoulder impingment and chronic bursitis. Is arthriscopic surgery the only remedy? If so is it common?
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
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.
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
Can you tell me how is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis?
I have bursitis and patellar tendinitis. Got injected with cortisone, now I feel better. Does this mean I can go back to playing soccer intensely?
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?
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
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
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
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
13 wbc (8411 abs neutro) esr 45, dermatographia, hip bursitis, edema in lower legs. Test neg for lupus, thyroid, rh arth. Sent dr to dr. Feeling hopeles?
Dr. David trettin, thank you for your reply. I do have tendinosis (not tendinitis). Can you describe the exercises by the doctor you recommended?
"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
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
Can UCTD with elements of lupus/sjogrens cause chronic post nasal drip leading to vocal chord dysfunction?
Yes: Possible. Wegner's granulomatosis can be brought to picture... ...Read more
Please help all of my doctors are stumped. What can cause systemic lupus like symptoms and chronic bouts of aseptic meningitis?
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
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?
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