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I'm 17 yr F with horrible iliopsoas tendonitis in R hp. Treating since 2 yrs including modalities and steroid but no help. Any suggestions?

I'm 17 yr F with horrible iliopsoas tendonitis in R hp. Treating since 2 yrs including modalities and steroid but no help. Any suggestions?

US giuded Rx: The iliopsoas tendon/bursa can be difficult areas to treat. Although you say you had "steroid" therapy did you ever have an ultrasound guided injection (USGI) into the area involved? Ultrasound can help the MD "see" exactly where the injection should go. You may wish to talk to your Family MD to find out who, in your community, can do USGI. ...Read more

Dr. Foead Geula
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Could I still take steroid shots even with Achilles tendonitis?

Could I still take steroid shots even with Achilles tendonitis?

Steroid: That depends on where the injection is done. If it is near the achilles tendon, you have to be careful how much is used and how often. In other areas - say a shoulder - there shouldn't be a problem with the achilles. See your treating physician. ...Read more

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I'm 17 f having iliopsoas tendonitis for 1.5 yrs. Tried nsaids, pt, and steroid shots. Not keen on surgery. Any suggestions? Streching is too painful.

I'm 17 f having iliopsoas tendonitis for 1.5 yrs. Tried nsaids, pt, and steroid shots. Not keen on surgery. Any suggestions? Streching is too painful.

Maybe.: Usually tendinitis in this area is self limited, but u need to stop doing any activity/exercise that aggravates the condition. Stretching is a must and can be facilitated by taking a hot bath/spa b4, and icing after, working with a massage therapist to do deep soft tissue massage. You may consider accupuncture and e-stim if you haven't tried those. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

See doctor: At this time, I would want more info as to whether you have a tear or not. Activity modification is important as is therapy. If you have not had an MRI of your shoulder I would consider getting this to give you an idea of whether surgery is a consideration. Thank you. ...Read more

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My mum had steroid injections for tendonitis in her wrist, a few hours afterwards can it cause swelling and slight rash?

My mum had steroid injections for tendonitis in her wrist, a few hours afterwards can it cause swelling and slight rash?

It is normal: It is a very common side effect and will be resolved soon. Apply some ice today and warm compress tomorrow.
Take a good care. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection in my knee 2 weeks ago and it's more painful now than it was before. Was to treat patella tendonitis. Should it be?

I had a steroid injection in my knee 2 weeks ago and it's more painful now than it was before. Was to treat patella tendonitis. Should it be?

Further evaluation: I rarely ever recommend a steroid injection for a patellar tendon problem. The steroid can weaken the tendon and make it more prone to rupture. Also, steroid injections only work if there is associated inflammation. If inflammation is not present, then these injections may have more risk than benefit. I would consider obtaining a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How long should I take the steroid Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dosepack (methylpednisolone) for tendonitis in my knee?

How long should I take the steroid Medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg dosepack (methylpednisolone) for tendonitis in my knee?

6 day taper: Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is taken as a 6 day taper. Day 1, you take 6 pills over the course of the day. Each day, you take 1 less pill per day. When you get to day 7, no more pills. ...Read more

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Torn ankle ext. Retinaculum. Surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Orthopedic surg or.: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Who does the steroid injection for de Quervain's tendinitis?

Hand/wrist specialis: See an orthopedic hand/wrist specialist, who would be able to perform the injection. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection for rotator cuff tendinitis a few months ago. And it helped. I have been on crutches for 3 wks and now my shoulder is agony?

I had a steroid injection for rotator cuff tendinitis a few months ago. And it helped. I have been on crutches for 3 wks and now my shoulder is agony?

Shoulder: This is very much of concern. A shoulder steroid injection should be painful and subside in about three days. If your having further pain this should be checked out. May sure there is no tendon injury, hematoma development, or underlying infection in the joint. ...Read more

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I have a deQuervain's tendinitis on my left hand for 4months. I tried physiotherapy, pills, no much improvement. Will go in time whithout steroid shot?

Tendinitis: Hello. It's hard to tell whether it'll improve on its own or not over time. It may but usually it requires that the affected wrist be given rest and no aggravation occurs. If you are going to be using it, then it's unlikely to resolve quickly. Iontophoresis, unless tried already, may be something to consider. That's especially popular outside of the US. Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone are used. ...Read more

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Have chronic tendonitis 3yrs, can't take steroids or nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing! Pt made pain worse. Can't sleep!

Have chronic tendonitis 3yrs, can't take steroids or nsaids, tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing! Pt made pain worse. Can't sleep!

Consult doctor: There may be other treatment modalities from other medication to physical therapy that can help you. See your doctor to help devise a treatment plan to help alleviate your chronic tendonitis. ...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 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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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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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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What am I allowed to do with tendonitis?

Tendonitis: There are all sorts of problems falling into the category of tendonitis, some more injury related, some more inflammatory. Generally speaking, the best initial treatment is rest or modification in use of the problem area. One could also use some form of inflammatory if not medically contraindicated. ...Read more

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Could my diet be affecting my tendonitis?

Tendon diet: A salty diet or one that is associated with eater retention nosy in some cases exacerbate tendinitis. ...Read more

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Why do I have tendonitis in several areas?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without knowing your history. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Tendonitis what's the best way to treat it?

Lots of things: Tendinitis means "inflamed tendon". So we treat inflammations with reducing the activity that is stressing the tendon, ice after activity and a few times a day, nsaids, stretching the muscle associated with the tendonitis, some can be helped with bracing, some requires physical therapy, and it is extremely rare that they require surgery, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tendonitis for 4-5 years?

To Know A Sinew...: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yes!!! Definitely. They don't heal well especially if you have to use them a lot. They don't get much blood supply, that's why. If it's been that long and nothing you have tried (if any) has helped, then you need to see a doctor, preferably one who specializes in that area of the body. At this point you may need some special care, but don't lose heart. It can be fixed. ...Read more

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How can you know if tendonitis is completely gone?

Hard to say: Until pain goes away and tendon heals. Consider prp or stem cell therapy to heal faster. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could heal tendonitis quickly?

Tendonitis Quick Fix: Usually step #3 or 4 is corticosteroid injection into the tendon sheath. If its urgent or really painful you may want to go directly to a steroid shot (but not for achilles tendonitis where rupture is always of concern). If injected, then protection is even more important such as splinting, if possible - can't do that easily for a shoulder. Follow-up in 10-14 days. An imaging study may be needed. ...Read more

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