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I have been taking cipro and Flagyl for about 48 hours for diverticulitis I am now having shoulder pain i researched and it appears I should stop the cipro r t tendonitis et al can I continue with just the flagyl?

Go back to doctor: Although Ciprofloxacin can create tendon problems it is entirely possible that the shoulder pain is related to diaphragmatic irritation from problems related to the diverticulitis. The actual frequency with which Cipro creates tendon issues is very very low. Please go back and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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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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I have heard that tendonitis sufferers should stop use of the affected area but I have got it in both?

I have heard that tendonitis sufferers should stop use of the affected area but I have got it in both?

Possibly: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Recently, I have heard that tendonitis sufferers should stop use of the affected area but i've got it in both?

Recently, I have heard that tendonitis sufferers should stop use of the affected area but i've got it in both?

That is true: Tendinitis denotes inflammation in the tendon. With active inflammation it is important to rest the affected area so tryi to rest the area or not use the affected sea is important. ...Read more

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My doc has prescribed naproxen 500 mg 2x a day for 2 weeks for wrist tendonitis. It's day 3 and I feel ringing in the ears now. I want to stop the med?

My doc has prescribed naproxen 500 mg 2x a day for 2 weeks for wrist tendonitis. It's day 3 and I feel ringing in the ears now. I want to stop the med?

Absolutely: Yes, you should stop the medication. Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus is a well known complication of NSAIDs. I would notify your doctor to discuss other treatment options. ...Read more

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Believe I have developed patella tendinitis, what can I do to stop the pain when being active. Running, jumping, lifting, Ect....

Believe I have developed patella tendinitis, what can I do to stop the pain when being active. Running, jumping, lifting, Ect....

Patellar tendonitis: Inflammation which we commonly feel as pain is the bodies way of letting us know that something is wrong. Most of the time when it involves the knee cap,it is a result of doing too much ( eg running) too quickly. So. One of the best ways to help yourself is to decrease at least by a third the frequency and length of time doing the activity. One can also help by using ice, stretching, taking NSAIDs ...Read more

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What kind of pain occurs with tendonitis?

Sharp pain, aching: Tendonitis pain is usually sharp and gets worse when you use the muscles attached to the inflamed tendons. For example, in tennis elbow, the worst thing you can do is lift something heavy in a palm-down position (like lifting a suitcase with one hand off the ground away from your body). ...Read more

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How to relieve pain from tendonitis?

How to relieve pain from tendonitis?

Many treatments: Tendonitis usually responds to many measures at once. The first (and most obvious) thing to do is to rest the injured area. Ice may decrease swelling. Tylenol and nsaids may help with the pain. Gentle stretching can help. If this doesn't provide relief after a couple of weeks, seek evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat tendonitis pain?

How can I treat tendonitis pain?

Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, oral/ topical/ injected anti-inflammatories, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. Massage may also help. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Few people end up needing surgery. ...Read more