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Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

Is electro stimulation therapy appropriate for bicep tendonitis?

It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Stretching: The key exercises for biceps tendonitis are stretching, gentle strengthening and modalities or treatments to decrease inflammation like estim and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi, I have tendonits in my forearm/bicep, I have had a scan, physio, shock wave therapy and a cortisol injection none of them have worked.

Hi, I have tendonits in my forearm/bicep, I have had a scan, physio, shock wave therapy and a cortisol injection none of them have worked.

Rest/heat: There is some thinking that things we used to call tendonitis are not really inflammation, but more of a tendinopathy resulting from a lack of oxygen to the tissue. Try rest and heat treatments instead of the current treatments and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Have peroneal tendonitis but insurance doesn't cover physical therapy. Is there anything I can do myself?

Some initial Rxs: Local treatment by icing region several times a day along with use of OTC NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen) if you have no allergies or stomach issues with these medications. Can also try a shoe insert such as a Donjoy Arch Rival which can provide for some lateral wedge support -if no improvement see an orthopedist, physiatrist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can thermomedic therapy garments help relieve the pain of tendonitis?

Can thermomedic therapy garments help relieve the pain of tendonitis?

Warm and fuzzy???: Heat as a therapeutic tool has been benificial for soft tissue injuries; as to whether the 'brand' of garment you are discussing will do the trick depends upon the reputation of the manufacturer. As I tell all of my patients; "let the buyer beware"! ...Read more

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Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

No: To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved. Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management. ...Read more

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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Not sure?: This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow. I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time. ...Read more

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Can you explain shockwave therapy for calcified shoulder tendonitis?

Can you explain shockwave therapy for calcified shoulder tendonitis?

ESWT: In our office we have used eswt-extracorporeal shockwave therapy for 12 years on the plantar fascia and achilles tendon with excellent results. For these areas the shock or "pressure" waves break up the chronic inflammatory scar tissue on a microscopic level and jump start the healing process. ...Read more

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I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

I have nagging patellar tendonitis and physical therapy didn't work, What are my next steps?

Several choices: You have several choices: taping, anti inflamnatory medications, injection. In some rare cases surgery if all else fails. One of the most important treatments is time and rest. It is important that you give it a chance to heal by avoiding activities which irritate the tendon. ...Read more

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What to expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

What to expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

Fast recovery: Fast recovery. Therapy will help to get back the rang of motion and reduce the edema. ...Read more

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Does platelet rich therapy help with tendonitis?

Does platelet rich therapy help with tendonitis?

Possible: Ultrasound-guided dry needling, and autologous blood injection (platelets) may stimulate a healing response in chronic tendinopathy. In a study, high-level athletes were able to return to full sporting activity after receiving these treatments. But this modality may be tried after the other initial therapies failed. ...Read more

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How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

How effective is ultrasound therapy in the treatment of tendonitis?

VERY EFFECTIVE: However in the therapy of tendonitis you must receive different modalities and exercises that together with ultrasound would be very effective. ...Read more

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Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Multifaceted: Physical therapy for rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome is multifaceted and includes: postural training, imporvement in upper back strength, improvement in core strength, strengtheing the rotator cuff first in internal and external rotation and then eventually with forward elevation. Obtaining full painless full range of motion is important in early physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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Any tips? What should I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis (foot)?

You will have a: Lot of stretching, strengthening, and some activity and postural correction depending on where the tendonitis is located. ...Read more

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What can I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis in my foot?

What can I expect at physical therapy for tendonitis in my foot?

Exercise: Stretching exercises with or without added heat or ultrasound therapy is the usual, along with occasionally taping before exercise or special insoles for your shoes. ...Read more

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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I've a shoulder tendonitis for 5years come and go. The pain is severe now and I also started physical therapy today. Can I take 800mg of celebrex (celecoxib) daily?

No: Celebrex (celecoxib) is typically 200mg taken once per day. 800 mg is too much to take and you should not take 800 mg. You should go see an orthopedic surgeon for your shoulder pain for other treatment options. ...Read more

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