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Tendonitis (Definition)

Tendonitis is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of a tendon, a thick fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bones. It can occur in any tendon in the body, and results in pain and tenderness ...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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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