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Can i take naproxin, tramadol, and robaxim for severe shoulder bursitis and tendinitis?

Can i take naproxin, tramadol, and robaxim for severe shoulder bursitis and tendinitis?

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

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to heal tendonitis in the shoulder?

How long does it usually take to heal tendonitis in the shoulder?

4-6 weeks: Typical treatments for shoulder tendinitis include use of anti-inflammatory medicines, rest of the joint, and possibly physical therapy. Avoiding the repetitive movement that led to the condition is most helpful. If these conservative measures fail, then a cortisone injection may help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for shoulder tendonitis to heal?

How long does it take for shoulder tendonitis to heal?

Rotator Cuff Strain: This is varied from person to person. If symptoms persist w/ 6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required. You may discuss your options with your physical therapist or physician. ...Read more

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How long does it take tendonitis in the shoulder to heal?

How long does it take tendonitis in the shoulder to heal?

Rotator Cuff Strain: This is varied from person to person. If symptoms persist w/ >6 wks of diligent rehab & compliance w/ conservative treatment, a more aggressive treatment, such as surgery, may be required. You may discuss your options with your physical therapist or physician. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for shoulder tendonitis to heal with rest?

How long does it normally take  for shoulder tendonitis to heal with rest?

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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Any correlation between a loose shoulder and tendinitis?

Any correlation between a loose shoulder and tendinitis?

Possibly: Laxity or looseness of the shoulder could put excessive stress on other areas supporting the shoulder. This stress and overuse could trigger tendonitis. I recommend further evaluation by a musculoskeletal expert such as an orthopedist or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. ...Read more

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What are some exercises that help shoulder tendinitis?

What are some exercises that help shoulder tendinitis?

Shoulder blade: When the shoulder is inflamed during episodes of tendinitis, we do not want to aggravate things further. The best treatment is to stabilize the shoulder with improved posture and pulling the shoulder away from the inflamed areas. Rowing exercises and reverse butterflies help by strengthening the back shoulder blade muscles to pull the shoulders back and to improve overall posture. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent shoulder tendinitis?

What can I do to prevent shoulder tendinitis?

Avoid overuse injury: Most cases of tendinitis of the shoulder involve either the rotator cuff tendons and/or the biceps tendon. Tendinitis occurs when the tendon in question becomes chronically overloaded. This invokes a local injury response that results in inflammation ("-itis") and the symptom of pain. Good conditioning for endurance and strength and adequate rest between exercise sessions helps prevent tendinitis. ...Read more

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How could you treat small shoulder tendinitis?

How could you treat small shoulder tendinitis?

Different: There are different approaches. It will actually depend on what shoulder structure(s) is/are involved. If it is rotator cuff (by far, most frequently involved), exercises, physical therapy and also a steroid injection may be helpful to relieve the pain and restore the function. Also, avoidance of movements/motions known to cause/aggravate the pain is advisable. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat shoulder tendinitis?

What are some ways to treat shoulder tendinitis?

Rest/Ice: Intially a short course of rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories can help. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there are other treatment options including physical therapy, injections, and prescription medication. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get disability benefits for shoulder tendinitis?

Am i allowed to get disability benefits for shoulder tendinitis?

Not typically: Shoulder tendinitis is a condition of soft tissue inflammation that can usually be overcome with appropriate therapy and medications (nsaid's). Most patients will not require a disability claim unless there are significant underlying problems causing the shoulder tendinitis. ...Read more

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Can not going to full "lock- out" on bench press contribute to shoulder tendinitis?

Tendinitis : Never seen anything that says not locking out would contribute to tendinitis. Why do you not lock out? Locking out gives you a moment to correct any postural changes that might effect the position of your shoulder prior to the eccentric portion (negative) of the life. Remember to lower slowly to your chest as this is an extremely important part of the life. Locking out can help you set the tempo. ...Read more

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What are good exercises for shoulder tendinitis? Also should I use hot or cold compressions?

What are good exercises for shoulder tendinitis? Also should I use hot or cold compressions?

See the link: This is a high-quality website and the link will provide you with shoulder rehab exercises. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00663 Do not do any that create an increase in pain. I like icing for pain relief, 20 minutes at a time, especially after rehab exercises, and heat (if helpful) prior to rehab exercises. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What type of safe exercises can be done for a shoulder that has impingement/tendinitis syndrome?

What type of safe exercises can be done for a shoulder that has impingement/tendinitis syndrome?

A number: Several exercises can help with this. They need to be directly taught to you. I suggest you see a physcal therapist. ...Read more

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Should I seek another medical opinion?Seen 2orthos 4 my LT shoulder.1st says tendinitis 2nd says my shoulder is fine.Shoulder is nt fine, no pain reli

Should I seek another medical opinion?Seen 2orthos 4 my LT shoulder.1st says tendinitis 2nd says my shoulder is fine.Shoulder is nt fine, no pain reli

Yes, especially: if you are having pain with no good reason why you should have it. It can be referred pain from diaphragm irritation or angina pain, too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent shoulder tendinitis?

Home rehab: A simple home rehabilitation program can be used to treat and prevent shoulder problems such as bursitis tendinitis and impingement syndrome. A combination of commercially available therabands and pulleys are all that is needed to do the exercises. ...Read more

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