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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)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...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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