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How to treat tendonitis in the knee?

How to treat tendonitis in the knee?

Knee: Who diagnosed tendinitis? Which tendon- one goes over knee cap? Or could it be medial or collateral ligaments. Unless know exact diagnosis on mechanical part malfunctioning? Comsult physician see which treatment is right- rehab exercises, transdermal meds, knee bracing. Common is patello femoral syndrome. Simple knee strap is available pharmacies, but need diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

Rest: Initially, rest is best. Ice and later heat are helpful. Determining reason why you developed this is key. Is the tendon excessively tight, are you getting enough support ect. Then preventative care can be obtained. ...Read more

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How can you treat tendonitis in the archilles heel?

How can you treat tendonitis in the archilles heel?

Several ways: Refrain from the activity that caused it, take pressure of the achilles. Usually this is shoe that has a higher heel (not real high heels). Then we do some deep tissue massage to improve blood flow. Then some gentle stretching. When the tendon pain calms down some more aggressive stretching and then some more challenging exercises to get the person back to usual activities. Nsaids can help too. ...Read more

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How can I treat tendonitis of the thumb?

How can I treat tendonitis of the thumb?

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 do you treat tendonitis in the Achilles heel?

How do you treat tendonitis in the Achilles heel?

Treatments: Common treatments for achilles tendonitis are gastroc/soleus stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics, and eccentric strengthening. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to all the above. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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How to treat repeating cases of Achilles tendonitis?

Prolotherapy: I'm utilizing a series of dextrose prolotherapy injections to treat difficult cases of achilles tendonitis. A couple a studies validate the benefit of these potentially regenerative injections. Of course, treating any case of recurrent tendonitis involves determining the causes and eliminating these. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

What is the best way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Gentle stretching, : Proper warm up, nsaid, proper cool down, avoid overweight, do not overdo it with weekend warrior activity during a flareup. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to treat tendinitous of the elbow?

Whats the best way to treat tendinitous of the elbow?

Rest , NSAID: Although there are many recommendatins to treat elbow tendonitis i feel the most important is resting from the aggravating activity. Generally the inflammation from tendonitis is caused from overuse. General recommendations for initial management include rest, ice , antiinflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). Your provider may also recommend a splint for immobilization. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tendonitis of the hip flexor?

How to get rid of tendonitis of the hip flexor?

Stretching: Stretching and eccentric exercises would be recommended most it would be best to go to a phsical therapist to at least get you started off on the right trackk. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic ankle tenosynovitis?

What is the best way to treat chronic ankle tenosynovitis?

Immobilization: Physical therapy, you can consider prp injections, though the topic is controversial. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

What's the most effective way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Rest stretch, repeat: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti inflammatories. The treatment will not result in relief quickly. The regimen should be religiously followed for the first 6 weeks, and repeated until symptoms are diminished! ...Read more

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How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

Get exact diagnosis: Make sure of the diagnosis and talk to your doctor about a physical therapy rehab program when the healing stage is right. ...Read more

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Can you treat a sprained arch of the foot?

Can you treat a sprained arch of the foot?

Yes: May have strained the plantar facial ligament. The usual treatment is to decrease inflammation and improve foot function. Try good shoes and support at all times, ice with frozen water bottle under the arch, antiinflammatories as tolerated and limit weight bearing activity. If persists, see your foot specialists. Dr l. ...Read more

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How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

Exercise but need: Exercise is the best way, but you need imaging like ultrasound or MRI to see what the tendon looks like ...Read more

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How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

Two ways...: Conservative therapy or surgery may be used. Please see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for help. One in your are can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How to treat to treat arthritis in the feet?

How to treat to treat arthritis in the feet?

It depends: It really depends on the areas of the foot involved and the severity of the involvement. Many people may be helped bu simply using arch supports or orthotics in their shoes. Surgery is a last resort in most cases. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What is the quickest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Treat it now!: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that traditional treatments including stretches, heel lifts, bracing, and eccentric strengthening didn't help. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp finally helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Depends: It's best to work with physical therapist or sports medicine specialist to assess and reassess to make sure it is progressing safely. If you do too much too quickly it can rupture. Airrosti therapy is a hybrid between pt and chiropractor, they get amazing results if you have a location near you. ...Read more

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What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle? How much time should it take to heal?

What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle?  How much time should it take to heal?

Depends: There are quite a few tendons that surround the ankle, tendonitis at back of the ankle is different than tedonitis over the inner aspect and that on the outer aspect. Best course of treatment is based on evaluation of the tendon(s) and the underlying cause and time taken depends on these as well. ...Read more

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How do you treat tendonitis ankle pain?

How do you treat tendonitis ankle pain?

Which tendon: Depending on the tendon involved and the nature of the condition itself as well the history of the problem and past treatments, treatment may be bracing, immobilization, casting, or surgery. ...Read more

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RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?

RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?

You would have : To give us the ingredients of the said compound to be able to answer that. A compound is a mixture of medications but without knowing which ingredients can't answer the question.... ...Read more

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I was treated by a podiatrist for tendonitis in my ankle with pain and swelling, 5 weeks ago. The pain and swellingwent away, but the swelling is back. Should i see an orthopedician?

I was treated by a podiatrist for tendonitis in my ankle with pain and swelling, 5 weeks ago. The pain and swellingwent away, but the swelling is back. Should i see an orthopedician?

If: You were treated and pain went away why switch doctors unless you are unhappy with the provider. Bet they can get rid of it again but it's up to you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pain on the top of my right foot, ( i'm guessing tendonitis) my foot and ankle are swollen. What is best to treat it?

I have pain on the top of my right foot, ( i'm guessing tendonitis) my foot and ankle are swollen.  What is best to treat it?

Try orthotics: Go to a good running shoe store in your area and try some powersteps or order them online. A frequent cause of dorsal foot pain is the collapse of the joint as time goes by. This is a step you can try yourself before you see a foot doc. If that doesn't work, go see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I was treated for gout a week ago and my ankle feels like I have tendonitis in my right heel. I am going on vacation tomorrow and can't get rid of the pain. I iced it down, but only a temporary fix. Help!

I was treated for gout a week ago and my ankle feels like I have tendonitis in my right heel. I am going on vacation tomorrow and can't get rid of the pain. I iced it down, but only a temporary fix. Help!

Possibly steroids: Tendinitis, arthritis, gout are all inflammatory conditions. Assuming that you do not have an infection, your doctor may prescribe a short course of steroids which are the strongest anti-inflammatory medication. Ace bandages may help but less than steroids. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot tendonitis pain?

See below: Rest, anti-inflammatory medication, taping, ice/heat as well as more supportive shoes/inserts. If persist, get medical attention. ...Read more

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What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle? How much time should it take to heal?

Depends: There are quite a few tendons that surround the ankle, tendonitis at back of the ankle is different than tedonitis over the inner aspect and that on the outer aspect. Best course of treatment is based on evaluation of the tendon(s) and the underlying cause and time taken depends on these as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tendonitis in the top part of your ankle? Is it possible for tendonitis pain to onset suddenly?

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Is it possible to have tendonitis in the top part of your ankle? Is it possible for tendonitis pain to onset suddenly?

Yes: That's a somewhat unusual location for tendonitis but it would be possible, and the symptoms can present suddenly. Alternatively you may have unknowingly sprained the ankle, or there may be another underlying cause. Try anti-inflammatory meds and avoid aggravating activities, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Is a tens unit good for ankle tendonitis?

Is a tens unit good for ankle tendonitis?

Treats symptoms: A tens unit is used to treat pain. It does not enhance the actually heal the condition. There are other modalities of physical therapy that actually will treat the injury, i.e. Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, etc... The bottom line is reducing the inflammation which cause the pain and further injury. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my right ankle. How long will it take to heal?

I have tendonitis in my right ankle. How long will it take to heal?

Couple of weeks: With proper rest, anti-inflammatories, and proper splinting these are usually healed within 2 weeks time. If not followup with your physician to look for other problems will be required. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling. Could that be tendonitis?

I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling.  Could that be tendonitis?

More info: Is needed. What causes pain? R u getting it only while walking? Is the pain in front of the ankle? The inner side? The outside? Need more detail... ...Read more

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Do I have to give up running due to ankle tendonitis flair up and what can I do. Same ankle-just 2 mile 3'x wk = 6 total. Swell/what is a plan? .

Do I have to give up running due to ankle  tendonitis  flair up and what can I do. Same ankle-just 2 mile 3'x wk = 6 total. Swell/what is a plan? .

First, be sure you: have the correct diagnosis..i.e. tendinitis and not a stress fracture. If you have excessive pronation, chronic posterior tibialis tendinitis often results. Old running shoes contribute. Use ice to reduce swelling; when gone, consider running, Check by rising on toes repeatedly; if hurts, no running. If ok, hop a few times each leg. If ok, resume gradual run-walk program. Ice after. See Sports Med ...Read more

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I have been suffering from inner ankle pain for 6months. I suspect it to be post tib tendonitis and it is still painful. What can I do to cure this?

Tendonitis: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a foot specialist as soon as possible. If there is any delay have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprained ankle and tendonitis?

Ligament vs. tendon: Sprains are injuries to ligaments (tissues holding bones to other bones). These are injuries of the joint capsule. Tendonitis is a disorder of tendons (tissues that connect muscles to bone). ...Read more

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What are some methods to deal with different types of foot and ankle tendonitis?

What are some methods to deal with different types of foot and ankle tendonitis?

A few things: There are numerous tendons in the foot, so not all tendon issues are treated exactly the same. Foot supports and bracing, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, injections are employed. See a podiatrist for more specific treatment guidelines for your needs. ...Read more