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Why isn"t tendonitis hereditary?

Why isn"t 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

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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What is tendonitis?

Swelling of tendon: -itis means inflammation of. Tendonitis is inflammation (usually equates to redness, pain, swelling) of a tendon. Often due to overuse or friction due to strenuous activity. Read more

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How to cure tendonitis?

Cause?: It's also important to determine cause of injury to prevent relapse. Read more

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How to remove tendonitis?

How to remove tendonitis?

See details: It depends somewhat are the area of the body that is involved. Rest, splinting and nsaids may help. Physical therapy, exercises and cortisone injections may be needed for more severe cases. Read more

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How do I treat tendonitis?

Take it easy: In general the best way to deal with tendonitis which is an inflamed tendon is rest. When an individual over does an activity whether at work or with exercise, the tendon can become inflamed which can cause pain, inflammation, warmth and limit use of the affected area due to the above. The best initial treatment is to avoid the offending activity, use ice, nsaids and take it easy. Read more

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How serious is tendonitis?

It depends: It really depends on the tendon involved and the severity of that involvement. If the pain persists more than 2 or 3 weeks, seek medical help. Read more

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What works against tendonitis?

It depends: It depends somewhat on the location of the tendinitis. Options include nsaids, cortisone injection, exercises and physical therapy. Read more

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What can I do about tendonitis?

What can I do about tendonitis?

Rest, anti-inflam.: Tendonitis is an inflamed tendon. Rest is important- if it hurts don't do it! To reduce the inflammation many docs give steroid shots but this may weaken tendons; I inject homeopathic traumeel, a safe effective alternative. Traumeel or inflamyar ointment can help too, as can oral anti-iflammatories like zyflamend or meriva (a curcumin extract). Certain supps like manganese, zinc & vit. C help too! Read more

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Does tendonitis ever goes away?

Yes: The inflammatory process is not permanent, and the tissue will heal over time. Read more

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How do you manage tendonitis?

Rest, ice: You will need to avoid whatever exercise caused the problem in the first place this will allow the injury to gradually calm down the use of ice, nsaids and sometimes a cortisone injection are also helpful in alleviating the pain and inflammation. Read more

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Can untreated tendonitis spread?

Can untreated tendonitis spread?

No: Tendinitis is inflammation and cannot spread to another part of the body like an infection. Read more

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How can I treat tendonitis pain?

How can I treat tendonitis pain?

Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. In order to treat the pain, I recommend you start with rice, oral/ topical/ injected anti-inflammatories, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. Massage may also help. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Few people end up needing surgery. Read more

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What are the tests for tendonitis?

Impingement Signs: Multiple tests for shoulder pain issues from things like impingement tests to evaluating the biceps tendon to also evaluating the shoulder labrum etc. A good musculoskeletal specialist should be able to perform these tests on you. Read more

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Can tendonitis cause complications?

Can tendonitis cause complications?

Yes!: Tendinitis (correct spelling for docs) can cause a spur to form where it attaches to bone. Severe tendinitis can weaken the tendon and make it more likely to tear or even rupture. It can be primary, do to mechanical issues, or do to arthritis. Read more

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How to relieve pain from tendonitis?

How to relieve pain from tendonitis?

Many treatments: Tendonitis usually responds to many measures at once. The first (and most obvious) thing to do is to rest the injured area. Ice may decrease swelling. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaids may help with the pain. Gentle stretching can help. If this doesn't provide relief after a couple of weeks, seek evaluation by your doctor. Read more

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Which exercises for tendonitis pain?

Need more info: It depends on the location of the tendinitis. I suggest you resubmit your question with more specific info. Read more

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What can I do to treat my tendonitis?

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 more

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