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How Can I Get Rid Of Tendonitis In My Leg Or At Least Make It Feel Better
Diagnosis first!: Tendonitis is a non-specific term that is applied to many areas of pain, though it is often not the correct diagnosis. See a sports med doc to be sure. True tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon) improves with rest, ice, and fixing the contributing mechanical factors. Degenerative changes in tendon (cause pain after the inflammation has subsided)=tendonosis. Treat with eccentric strengthening in pt. ...Read more
Few things to do: Depending in where is your tendinitis, but few general things: good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities" that caused your tendinitis and use motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval of alterative treatment--different meds, physical therapy, and/or possible cortisone injection. Shockwave therapy may help. Good luck. ...Read more
I have distal bicep tendonitis 4 months ago and still not resolved and I have gout .I got tendonitis through wieght training .How can I get rid of it
Tough Problem: Distal biceps tendinitis with or without gout is a very difficult problem to treat and somewhat controversial. Many with tendiintis have a partial tendon tear. This may heal but it could take a year. If after 6-9 months you are not better, i would recommend an MRI to assess the biceps tendon and plan needed surgery. No wt lifting while healing. ...Read more
I feel pain underneath my foot; I was told that it was Achilles tendonitis. How can i get rid of the pain. I am diabetic?
Listen to your body: Start by decreasing any aggravating activity. Ice the area 20 min 3 times a day and try some over the counter anti-inflammatories. Exercises to stretch the tendon and strengthen surrounding structures are probably most important. A patellar tendon strap may also help- get one at a local pharmacy. If none of these help see your doc- you may benefit from pt. Sometimes foot mechanics contribute too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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