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Is Tendonitis Hereditary
Maybe: Lots of conditions have a genetic predisposition. We have not entirely figured out the genetic code and so the answer to your question is speculative. Some people due to their genetic makeup are more likely to get certain diseases, such as tendonitis, but are not destined to have it. They just are predisposed. ...Read more
Tendonitis Rx: These commonly occur together. If possible the first thing to do is figure out the cause. Repetitive motions are commonly responsible. Splinting and rest, with ice, compression, and elevation are the initial mainstays of therapy followed by possible nsaids or anti-inflammatories if not contra-indicated. Stronger medications are recently available and use of injections could be considered later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendonitis Rx: Protection is #1. Most soft tissue problems will clear with rest. Sometimes we recommend a splint. Tendons have low blood supply so it takes time: 2-3 weeks for moderate inflammation, then add two weks for late healing. Don't go back too soon. Early on ice can help; later heat. Topicals like diclofenac (voltaren gel) are helpful at qid. If these don't work, local corticosteroids may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: Ice after activity can reduce inflammation and help with soreness. Do not put the ice directly on the affected area; wrap in towel or plastic bag. In general do not ice for more thatn 15-20 minutes. Be awares the ice will numb the area and you give yourself frostbite (have seen it). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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