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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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I developed Achilles tendonitis and I use orthopedics and take pain medication but its just not getting better any ideas?

I developed Achilles tendonitis and I use orthopedics and take pain medication but its just not getting better any ideas?

Get examined: Pain in the back of the heel towards the back of the leg is where achilles tendonitis occurs, but are you sure that's what you are dealing with? Get examined properly. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...Read more

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Of late i started experiencing shoulder pain. The doctor in india told it is "Supraspinatus Tendonitis". What sort of medication/exercise is advisable?

Of late i started experiencing shoulder pain. The doctor in india told it is "Supraspinatus Tendonitis".
What sort of medication/exercise is advisable?

Cuff strengthening : Anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen) if you don't have stomach or allergy issues. Main treatment is rotator cuff strengthening exercises...you can look online for those or do a one time visit with a physical therapist ...Read more

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Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?

Yes for short period: Of time, like 4-7 days or so. All nsaids are not recommended for anyone with kidney problems. Normal dose of aleve (naproxen) is 220 or 250 mg twice a day. For short periods of time up to 1000 mg maybe used. I would recommend pt for stretching and splint. If no improvement after 6 weeks, then maybe a MRI might be needed to evaluate the status of the achilles tendon. ...Read more

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I need an effective medication for tendinitis?

I need an effective medication for tendinitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Depending on which tendon is inflamed, therapy will vary but generally focuses on: 1. physical therapy to strengthen supporting structures and take pressure off the tendon that is inflamed, and 2. anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, or diclofenac. All of these are roughly equivalent; the first 2 are obtainable over-the-counter. All can also upset reflux/heartburn. ...Read more

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What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

Potentially: There are many foods and supplements with have tremendous antiinflammatory capabilities. You can read about anti-inflammatory diets in general and there are a lot of health benefits to them. Omega 3 is just one of many nutrients that have these capabilities and can be found naturally in fish, flax seed, and also in a variety of supplements. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Dr. just prescribed me Ciprofloxacin.....clearly not readin my file. it says it bad for tendons. I have sever tendonitis should I take this?

Dr. just prescribed me Ciprofloxacin.....clearly not readin my file. it says it bad for tendons. I have sever tendonitis should I take this?

Depends: On why your doctor chose ciprofloxin for your infection. Tendonopathy is a possible result from quinolone use but extremely rare. Ask your doctor if there is another antibiotic that could work for your problem without this risk if you are concerned. All medications have risks and possible side effects. ...Read more

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I was prescribed a methylprendisolone dose pack (6 days, 21 4mg tablets) for tendonitis. I'm worried about weight gain. Is that likely in a short time?

Prednisone with wt i: Cortisone is used to rapidly reduce inflammation in an attempt to gain relief of sharp pain. Thus it is meant to be only a short duration medication and should not cause any more than a temporary weight increase, ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

Pain medications are ...Read more