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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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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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What are physical therapy treatments for patella tendonitis?

Many modalities: Physical therapy for patellar tendonitis can involve the use of heat, ice, ultrasound, stretching and strengthening. ...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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I have tendonitis or hamstring problem on my right leg behind the knee. I have done therapy n MRI and they couldn't find anything, so how to cure it?

I have tendonitis or hamstring problem on my right leg behind the knee. I have done therapy n MRI and they couldn't find anything, so how to cure it?

You need to diagnose: The cause of your pain/discomfort first. If its not the knee area, then the other possibilities of the cause would be the hip joint or the back.
So consult your orthopod and discuss with him/her. ...Read more

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Will predizone help tendonitis? Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Will predizone help tendonitis? Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Sometimes: Prednisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. It can reduce pain and inflammation for tendonitis but it should be used sparingly for this purpose due to side effects. PT can help some patients with rotator cuff tears, but not all. Conservative treatment for rotator cuff tears is often the preferable initial treatment for most patients. You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed

How effective is orthopedic surgery for biceps tendonitis? Have had on and off tendonitis for over a year and physical therapy has not help ed

Biceps tendonitis: Surgery is rarely indicated for this as an isolated condition. Check MRI & exam with orthopedic surgeon to check for other possibilities including instability, slap tear, and rotator cuff issues. ...Read more

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I have calcification tendonitis and a partial rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I have done 6 weeks of physical therapy but it is still giving me?

I have calcification tendonitis and a partial rotator cuff tear in my left shoulder. I have done 6 weeks of physical therapy but it is still giving me?

Still have options: Every case is unique, but more time, keeping up with a religious icing program +/- an anti-inflammatory in addition to the exercises may still improve things. An injection and/or a needling procedure to break up the calcium deposits may be an option. If those fail and your symptoms are still significant in 6-12 wks you my be a candidate for arthroscopic surgery, although many pts can avoid the or. ...Read more

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​ How can I accelerate healing of a mild hamstring strain & patellar tendonitis? Would like suggestions for physical, nutritional and other therapies as you see fit. I have adjusted my workouts and plan to not run for 12 weeks, . What else can I do?

​ How can I accelerate healing of a mild hamstring strain & patellar tendonitis? Would like suggestions for physical, nutritional and other therapies as you see fit. I have adjusted my workouts and plan to not run for 12 weeks, . What else can I do?

Stretch, strengthen: Patellar tendinitis is helped by rest (cross train...swim for the 12 weeks), NSAIDs and strengthening the quads and hamstrings isometrically.Physical therapy modalities (ultrasound, elect. Stim)can be helpful as well as preventative stretching of the muscles. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Any tips for biceps tendonitis from carrying a toddler?

Any tips for biceps tendonitis from carrying a toddler?

Prevention: 1. Use a baby carrier i.E there's all sorts of models available for front and back
2. If you need to carry the baby, use one hand to support the other so all the force is not on the elbow i.E biceps
3. Consider limited course of anti inflammatories assuming no contraindications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for de quervains tendonitis to cause pain in biceps and forearms?

Not really: However pain from the wrist may radiate proximally if the radial sensory nerve which crosses the area of tendon that gets sequent aims is also irritated. Make sure the splint does not irritate the nerve or the boney prominsnce as rigid splints can do this and at times the splint is worse than the original problem. ...Read more

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Achilles tendinitis is killing me. 3 sessions of ESW therapy didn't help either. What to do?

Achilles tendinitis is killing me. 3 sessions of ESW therapy didn't help either. What to do?

Stop hurting it.: Achilles tendonitis can be a very frustrating condition to treat. The speed of improvement is slower than the patient is willing to wait on. So many times, the inflammation is treated and not the cause of the inflammation process. The idea is to get more blood to the tendon without adding more injury. I find the best way is moist heat applied to the area and often. Use a Cam walker for protection. ...Read more