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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)

Is 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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