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How Long Does It Usually Take To Heal Tendonitis In The Shoulder
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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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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