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Is there treatment for tendinitis?

Is there treatment for tendinitis?

Yes: Most of the time tendinitis is treated conservatively with nsaids (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) and lots of rest. Ice, compression, and elevation of the leg can help. Physical therapy may be recommended to stretch and strengthen the tendon. Gradually increase physical activity to keep the tendon flexible. Full recovery usually takes a few weeks. For very severe injuries, you may need surgery.

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What is the treatment for hip tendinitis?

What is the treatment for hip tendinitis?

Rest and therapy: Its important that a proper diagnosis has been made. If hip tendinitis is present then avoidance of painful maneuvers, proper stretching and therapy exercises, icing and anti inflammatory medication, and sometimes an injection of steroid can be tried. If symptoms persist further workup and evaluation by a specialist may be needed to confirm the diagnosis or rule out other diagnosis around the hip.

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What is the best treatment for quad tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for quad tendinitis?

Rest, meds, PT, u/s: Tendinitis in the limbs is often result of over use/trauma and the first thing to do is take it easy/rest a bit. Antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin may help. Physical therapy/gentle stretching/rom exercises. Iontophoresis ultrasounds therapy, topical meds etc...May help quite a bit as well. So, if doing on your own not enough, consult doc. Good luck.

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What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for patellar tendinitis?

Ice and PT: Patellar tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon attaching your knee cap to your shin bone. It is best treated by a regular icing program and physical therapy.

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What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated.

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Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice? Tnx

Few days treatment for wrist tendinitis & now can do the thumb test with little pain & more mobility. Can I go back to lifting weights now? Advice? Tnx

Weight training: A general rule after tendonitis or joint irritation has resolved is to go back at half load and half repetition. Wearing a glove or soft splint and avoiding the positions that previously caused irritation is important as well as knowing what may have set the problem off in the first place. Mechanics become even more important. Speak with a trainer, or PT and your doctor to clarlfy things

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Ganglion cysts and acute tendinitis in middle of both wrists. Pain w/ basic tasks & too much pressure. Popping/cracking w/ little to no pain. Treatment?

Ganglion cysts and acute tendinitis in middle of both wrists. Pain w/ basic tasks & too much pressure. Popping/cracking w/ little to no pain. Treatment?

Surgery?: May need a surgical procedure and/or physical therapy. Best to see a hand surgeon for a more complete evaluation. You can then make a more informed decision about what to do. Base your decision on the severity of the problem, chances of success if treatment, and pick which feels right. There's no "right" answer, and no treatment without risk. Hope this helps!

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What are symptoms of Paroneal tendinitis, . Can you use shock wave Therapy & it covered by insurance?

What are symptoms of Paroneal tendinitis, . Can you use shock wave Therapy & it covered by insurance?

Paroneal tendonitis: Not sure exactly what structure you are discussing if you mean perineum are the area in your private parts, there are variety of muscles in this location. Variety of therapies could be tried, you can see how does it id treated by a physical therapist, I don't know that ultrasound would work in this situation. You may be best to help by discussing this with her gynecologist.

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What homeopathic treatments can help with my tendinitis?

What homeopathic treatments can help with my tendinitis?

Depending: Depending on the particular characteristics of your case, a well-trained classical homeopath can select a single remedy that matches these as closely as possible. Homeopathic prescriptions are made from your symptoms and the way you experience them, not from a diagnosis ("tendinitis"). Some useful remedies include ruta, rhus tox, and ledum. Consult a homeopath for the best one for your case.

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What's best for wrist tendinitis, heat or ice therapy?

Ice first, then heat: Ice generally works best in the first 24-48 hours and heat after that time span. Remeber, that tendinitis may not improve with either ice or heat.

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When treating Achilles tendinitis, best schedule for ice therapy and stretching?

When treating Achilles tendinitis, best schedule for ice therapy and stretching?

Not that simple: Treatment for achilles tendinitis varies with the location of the pain along the tendon, the duration, the cause, and your activity level. Giving you a "schedule" for stretching not knowing these factors would be unwise. In addition, the achilles has a poor blood supply. If you have injured this, ice may actually delay the healing process. Please have this examined by a specialist.

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Achilles tendinitis is killing me. 3 sessions of ESW therapy didn't help either. What to do?

Achilles tendinitis is killing me. 3 sessions of ESW therapy didn't help either. What to do?

Stop hurting it.: Achilles tendonitis can be a very frustrating condition to treat. The speed of improvement is slower than the patient is willing to wait on. So many times, the inflammation is treated and not the cause of the inflammation process. The idea is to get more blood to the tendon without adding more injury. I find the best way is moist heat applied to the area and often. Use a Cam walker for protection.

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I'm 18 yo F. I suffer from iliopsoas tendinitis from 3 yrs. It is not getting better with any form of therapy. Any suggestion? Arthroscopy?

Osteopath exam: 18/f w. "Anterotated hips & snapping hip" told "iliopsoas tendinitis", which is a theoretical & unproven theory. A subluxing sacroiliac joint is more likely & proven to generate this type of sound. Study Hypermobitity Syndrome & Beighton Criteria. For soft tissue disorders see Osteopaths. Avoid Chiropractors, who are not skilled diagnosticians. Massage therapists should not be making diagnoses.

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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon.

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I have Achilles tendinitis and go to physical therapy I take tramadol 3 times a day I usally take one before I got to therapy but still hurt while doing it the therapist reccomend an NSAIDs patch why would they reccomend that?

I have Achilles tendinitis and go to physical therapy I take tramadol 3 times a day I usally take one before I got to therapy but still hurt while doing it the therapist reccomend an NSAIDs patch why would they reccomend that?

NSAIDs: Assuming your diagnosis is tendonitis, your physical therapist likely recommended an NSAID patch to directly to your Achilles tendon to reduce inflammation. NSAID patches are indicated for acute episodes of inflammation including tendinitis. You can also consider systemic (oral) NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen).

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What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injections are a bad idea as they can weaken the tendon, possibly leading to more serious problems, such as tendon rupture.

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What is difference in tendonitis and tendenosis? I am told there is a difference and treatment for one can make the other worse.

What is difference in tendonitis and tendenosis? I am told there is a difference and treatment for one can make the other worse.

Tendons: Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of a tendon - cords holding muscle to the bone- that often occurs from a strain or overuse injury. It repsonds to antiinflammatory meds ; decreased use. Tendinosis is degeneration of the tendon causing it not to function well that can occur as a result of an old injury. Treatment is ice and physical therapy.

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What is the best treatment for tendonitis in ankles?

RICE: Rest, ice, compress, elevate. Avoid doing the activity that is causing you to have the tendinitis. Once you feel better, slowly return to the activity until toleration. See a podiatrist for further treatments as well. You may need anti inflammatory meds as well.