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Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?

MRI of what?: This is tendonitis the MRI should have picked it up. If it was a Baker's cyst the US should have picked it up. What else did these examinations show? You need to discuss with your physician the results of the tests and what was and what was not imaged. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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How to cure tendonitis?

How to cure tendonitis?

Cause?: It's also important to determine cause of injury to prevent relapse. ...Read more

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How to remove tendonitis?

How to remove tendonitis?

See details: It depends somewhat are the area of the body that is involved. Rest, splinting and nsaids may help. Physical therapy, exercises and cortisone injections may be needed for more severe cases. ...Read more

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How serious is tendonitis?

How serious is tendonitis?

It depends: It really depends on the tendon involved and the severity of that involvement. If the pain persists more than 2 or 3 weeks, seek medical help. ...Read more

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What works against tendonitis?

It depends : It depends somewhat on the location of the tendinitis. Options include nsaids, cortisone injection, exercises and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Why isn"t tendonitis hereditary?

Maybe: Lots of conditions have a genetic predisposition. We have not entirely figured out the genetic code and so the answer to your question is speculative. Some people due to their genetic makeup are more likely to get certain diseases, such as tendonitis, but are not destined to have it. They just are predisposed. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tendonitis?

Impingement Signs: Multiple tests for shoulder pain issues from things like impingement tests to evaluating the biceps tendon to also evaluating the shoulder labrum etc. A good musculoskeletal specialist should be able to perform these tests on you. ...Read more

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Which exercises for tendonitis pain?

Need more info: It depends on the location of the tendinitis. I suggest you resubmit your question with more specific info. ...Read more

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What kind of pain occurs with tendonitis?

Sharp pain, aching: Tendonitis pain is usually sharp and gets worse when you use the muscles attached to the inflamed tendons. For example, in tennis elbow, the worst thing you can do is lift something heavy in a palm-down position (like lifting a suitcase with one hand off the ground away from your body). ...Read more

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What are the different types of tendonitis?

What are the different types of tendonitis?

NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injections are a bad idea as they can weaken the tendon, possibly leading to more serious problems, such as tendon rupture. ...Read more

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What is a calcific tendonitis?

It is simply : Tendinitis caused a deposit of calcium in soft tissues and tendons this causes pain information at the site of the calcium deposits. ...Read more

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What causes shoulder tendonitis?

What causes shoulder tendonitis?

Overuse.: Oftentimes, it is overuse, either from work or sports. It can be treated with medication and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can tendonitis be a sign of gout?

Can tendonitis be a sign of gout?

Sometimes: Gout can occasionally cause an acute tendinitis but tendinitis is far more likely to have other causes. If you have no history of gout, look for other causes. ...Read more

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Which doctors address tendonitis?

A few can.: Tendonitis is a common problem that can be treated by a variety of doctors. Typically, you should start with your primary care doctor. If they can't help, a sport medicine doctor, an orthopedic surgeon, or aphysical medicine doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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How to avoid tendonitis in future?

Prevention: Big topic! tendonitis is frequently the result of overuse injuries so training modification is important. Resolve any imbalances such as malalignment (orthotics), weakness and tightness (physical therapist) or technique(coach). Cross train so that you are not doing the same things over and over. Something simple like checking the grip on your racket or shaft of the golf club may help as well. ...Read more

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Can you get tendonitis in armpits?

Very unlikely: Anything is possible but I have never heard of that issue occurring. ...Read more

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How is shoulder tendonitis treated?

How is shoulder tendonitis treated?

Non-op 1st: An orthopedic doctor would recommend activity modification/rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, and rotator cuff strengthening exercises initially. These excercies can be done at home or under the direction of a physical therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can help. For the rare patient who fails to improve with this approach, surgery sometimes can be considered. ...Read more

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Should I be running with tendonitis?

Should I be running with tendonitis?

Need to be more: Specific, as in what type of tendonitis you are referring to. In general with most forms of lower extremity tendonitis(in fact, what's often diagnosed as tendonitis is more often tendinopathy - noninflammatory degenerative tendon changes due to chronic overuse) requires some form of activity modification/restriction, often that includes choosing alternatives to running or at least reduced mileage ...Read more

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How long does shoulder tendonitis last?

How long does shoulder tendonitis last?

Days to weeks: Tendonitis is usually related to overuse or overload injuries. This condition can last from a few days to a few weeks depending on the severity of injury. See your physician if continue to have pain after 2 weeks of conservative care. ...Read more

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Masturbating too much causes tendonitis?

It could: would suggest strengthening muscles first but you may need other treatments to help as well. ...Read more

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What causes peroneal tendonitis to happen?

What causes peroneal tendonitis to happen?

Trauma/overuse: Peroneal tendonitis can be related to an injury or overuse and is often associated with a higher arch foot posture which puts more strain on the tendons. Initial treatment with rest, anti-inflammatories and bracing can be effective. ...Read more

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What will my pt do for peroneal tendonitis?

What will my pt do for peroneal tendonitis?

Hopefully help u: They have certain equipment like possibly ultrasound machines, galvanic stimulation and various other modalities. Sometimes, they may perform massage or stretches etc all depending on the amount of pain you have. ...Read more

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Usmc will pateller tendonitis disqualify me?

Military: It is disqualifying. But as the former waiver authority for the USN i can tell you that it is waiverable. Depends on if the tendonitis has resolved or if it is still a problem. Also depends on the needs of the usmc. ...Read more

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I need help shoulder tendonitis, what to do?

I need help shoulder tendonitis, what to do?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What sort of problem is achille's tendonitis?

What sort of problem is achille's tendonitis?

Insertional or not: Achilles tendonitis comes in two major flavors; insertional (where the tendon connects to the bone) or non-insertional ( in the mid-substance of the tendon). The initial treatments are similar. This is usually rice, activity modification, and regular stretching exercises, sometimes combined with a heel lift. ...Read more