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How long does bicep tendonitis take to heal?

How long does bicep tendonitis take to heal?

Depends: This is a rather complex question. Bicep tendinitis is caused by repeated irritation or overuse of the tendon. Depending on the type of treatment you elect to obtain and how willing or able you are to modify your actions, it could resolve rather quickly or it could become a more chronic problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

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How long does it take for bicep tendonitis to heal?

How long does it take for bicep tendonitis to heal?

It depends: It depends of the severity of the involvement, the specific tendon involved and how much you use the shoulder. It often requires treatment to resolve. ...Read more

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Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis.Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Ihad bone edema of grtr tuberosity &bicep tendonitis.Had shoulder injury, am unable to raise my hand. Had inj in shouldr. Will edema resolve. How long?

Shoulder pain: Post traumatic shoulder pain, greater tuberosity bone edema with biceps tendinosis should resolve with cortisone injections and pt .If symptoms persists or worsens MRI should be obtained for rotator cuff tear and other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Any tips for biceps tendonitis from carrying a toddler?

Any tips for biceps tendonitis from carrying a toddler?

Prevention: 1. Use a baby carrier i.E there's all sorts of models available for front and back 2. If you need to carry the baby, use one hand to support the other so all the force is not on the elbow i.E biceps 3. Consider limited course of anti inflammatories assuming no contraindications. ...Read more

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Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...Read more

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What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

Unhappy Tendon: The long head of the biceps passes through a tunnel into the shoulder. Anything that make the tunnel smaller or tendon bigger, ie swelling from an impact, can make the tendon rub. It stays swollen, it frays, it hurts. Probably not a cause for instability. ...Read more

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I have had biceps tendonitis for 5 years. After pt, rest, meds, still not better and experience the same symptoms as day 1. Am i missing something?

I have had biceps tendonitis for 5 years. After pt, rest, meds, still not better and experience the same symptoms as day 1. Am i missing something?

Biceps tendon: Usually represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Not inflamed. Would exercise doing an eccentric loading program. If no improvement consider diagnostic ultrasound or MRI of area. If significant tendinosis or partial tear consider prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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Could de quervains tendonitis cause pain in bicep and forearm?

Could de quervains tendonitis cause pain in bicep and forearm?

Forearmyes, bicepsno: Dequervains can often cause pain on the thumb side of the forearm and into the thumb. It is not really associated with the biceps muscle. ...Read more

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Is it possible for de quervains tendonitis to cause pain in biceps and forearms?

Not really: However pain from the wrist may radiate proximally if the radial sensory nerve which crosses the area of tendon that gets sequent aims is also irritated . Make sure the splint does not irritate the nerve or the boney prominsnce as rigid splints can do this and at times the splint is worse than the original problem. ...Read more