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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...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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My Achilles kills after running and now vibrates when moving it up and down. Tendinitis or tear?

My Achilles kills after running and now vibrates when moving it up and down. Tendinitis or tear?

See details: It is difficult to tell from nonspecific symptoms and no ability to examine the area. See an orthopedist. You will not find the answer on the internet. ...Read more

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Have patella tendinitis...Feels a lot better only dull ache sometimes...Been 2weeks..Using rice method...Can i start running slow again like 6mpw?

Have patella tendinitis...Feels a lot better  only dull ache sometimes...Been 2weeks..Using rice method...Can i start  running slow again like 6mpw?

Perhaps: It is extremely important to stretch your quads mechanism. This will, in combination with anti-inflammatories, give you increased pain relief. Symptoms will dictate your activity level. ...Read more

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Coach said my daughter has tendinitis in her right knee supposed to run 5K in the morning. And soccer game on Sunday. Can she participate. 15yrs.

Coach said my daughter has tendinitis in her right knee supposed to run 5K in the morning. And soccer game on Sunday. Can she participate. 15yrs.

Knee pain: If she is in a lot of pain, she will not be able to run or participate in the game, doing that will cause more pain & damage , she shoud rest that knee, wear supportive sleeve, ice or hot pk which ever works for her, take aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen for pain, if pain persisted she should consult an orthopedic. I hope she feels better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are achillies tendinitis and shin splints? And does the painkillers finish the pain completely? I have pain in the are around my shin while run

What are achillies tendinitis and shin splints? And does the painkillers finish the pain completely? I have pain in the are around my shin while run

ORTHO surg Eval : Pain killers are not indicated for either Achilles injury or shin splints so as to avoid covering up appropriate pain response to a worsening of your condition. Recommendation is to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I might have peroneal tendonitis, it feels better when I run. Is it safe to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow?

I might have peroneal tendonitis, it feels better when I run. Is it safe to run the Boston Marathon tomorrow?

Pain is the key: You can attempt to run the race, but use pain as the indicator whether to continue. If the pain is causing you to change your stride, then you should probably not run as it could worsen the strain and/or cause other problems. Stretch it and massage it several times today and before the race. Be practical tomorrow if the pain is moderate to severe, you should probably not run. ...Read more

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6 weeks ago got pat tendonitis left knee now only tight pain while on run on treadmill is it safe to start run outside or can I cause more damage?

Start slow outside: Patella tendonitis can be a chronic problem and hard to get rid of. It usually takes backing off from the activity that caused in, relative rest then going back to activity slowly and in increments. If you can run on the tredmill with no problem you can start outside , best would be on a perma-traack like one found at a local high scjool or college. Th surface is level and more cushiony. ...Read more

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Should I be running with tendonitis?

Should I be running with tendonitis?

Need to be more: Specific, as in what type of tendonitis you are referring to. In general with most forms of lower extremity tendonitis(in fact, what's often diagnosed as tendonitis is more often tendinopathy - noninflammatory degenerative tendon changes due to chronic overuse) requires some form of activity modification/restriction, often that includes choosing alternatives to running or at least reduced mileage ...Read more

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