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How can I help tendinitis?

How can I help tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis refers to tendon inflammation. Both tendon inflammation and tendon degeneration tend to respond well to eccentric strengthening. Contact your physician for a physical therapy referral. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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How can I avoid tendinitis?

Technique: 1) stretching before activity.
2) slowly increasing activity levels over time.
3) proper technique during activities. ...Read more

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How does one get tendinitis?

How does one get tendinitis?

Overuse: Tendonitis commonly occurs as an overuse injury. Treatment options start with rice, antinflammatories, changing the way you do any repetitive motions that are a part of your daily activities, bracing, stretching, and strengthening (maybe ot or pt). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Wha can I do about tendinitis?

Wha can I do about tendinitis?

Ice massage: Fill dixie cup full of water freeze and rub on affected area carefu not to injure skin otc nsaids rest. ...Read more

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Can one be prone to tendinitis?

Can one be prone to tendinitis?

Tendinitis: Individuals who to do not take enough time to recover ie "over use" or have an in balance between muscle on that side (to weak or to tight) may be prone to tendinitis. ...Read more

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I have tendinitis, what can I do?

Depends: If it is from overuse, give it some rest. If it is part of an other illness then that needs to be treated. You may take Tylenol for pain relief. Depending on the site of the lesion, wrapping and ace bandage may provide some relief. If the the pain persists beyond two week, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are some people prone to tendinitis?

Tendinitis: Depends on what context. Tendinitis occurs with repeated trauma, over usage of tendons such as tendinitis of elbows and shoulders playing rigorous tennis, racquet ball, golf etc. It is seen in occupations such as drilling, typing, key board usage etc. It occurs in inflammatory joint disease such rheumatoid arthritis etc. It can occur on endocrine disorders such as diabetes, thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having tendinitis?

Signs of tendinitis: Include swelling, decreased motion, crepitation which is palpable or even audible creaking in the tendon, pain with motion or deviation, redness, increased warmth of the affected area, stiffness, weakness and even at times complete loss of all motion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post tib tendinitis?

Foot pain: Caused by overuse or overstrain. Fallen arches are a cause and a symptom. The pain is on the inner side of your foot beginning just below the bone of your ankle. ...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 type of exercise should one do for tendinitis?

What type of exercise should one do for tendinitis?

Aggressive rest.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I could do for Tendinitis?

Is there anything else I could do for Tendinitis?

Depends on location: Heat, ice, gentle stretching, NSAIDs can all be treid. The etiology of the tendonitis is important. Seek further advice from your physician ...Read more

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How do you know when tendonitis/tendinitis is healed?

How do you know when tendonitis/tendinitis is healed?

No Pain: When the inflammation has decreased enough the part will feel much better. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tendinitis. How do I make it better?

Recovery time varies: Tendonitis is a common overuse injury. In order to treat the pain/discomfort, I recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider bracing. If these treatments fail you may benefit from an evaluation from an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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What is the best imaging technique to locate a tendinitis?

What is the best imaging technique to locate a tendinitis?

MRI: Tendonitits is an inflammation which is self resolving with rest and physical therapy. But anything suspect of tears would require imaging. The best modality is the MRI which has high fidelity for soft tissues. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between tendonitis and tendinitis?

Clarification: Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon, usually due to a strain or over-use injury. Tendinitis is not a condition and I assume a misspelling of tendonitis. However, there is another condition known as tinnitis, which is a "ringing" or "buzzing" sound in the ear, usually due to an acoustic nerve irritation. ...Read more

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What are some alternative approaches to help with my tendinitis?

What are some alternative approaches to help with my tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Most forms of tendonitis respond to strengthening exercises. I advise my patients to do 4-5 sets of 10-12 reps with increasing weights for each set. After exercising it is a good idea to ice the affected area for about 10 minutes. Except for plantar fascitis and achilles tendonitis I am not a big fan of stretching. ...Read more

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What exercise can't I do with tendinitis? Should I avoid exercising if I have tendinitis?

Avoid overuse: Tendonitis is most often really a "soft tissue fatigue fracture" the tendon wears out because as we get older than 20 - 30 our tissues heal more slowly. Tennis elbow, shoulder "bursitis", achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis are usually really tendonosis. The failure of micro trauma (usually from overuse) to heal. Rest and gentle eccentric exercises can often resolve symptoms in time. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ r. cuff tendinitis 2 mos ago after swim'g.Rx Therabands & no swim. Pain reduced w/some no pain days. Pain flares up every few days. Advice?

Patience: It is common for this condition to take several months to really get better. Strictly following doctors orders regarding physical activity and therapy is really necessary. As long as there is at least slow, steady improvement, carry on. If it gets worse or stops improving with continued pain recheck with your doctor. Ask your doctor about newer therapies like PRP or stem cell injections. ...Read more

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What do I do for pateller tendinitis?

What do I do for pateller tendinitis?

NSAIDs: An anti-inflammatory medication will help with the tendinitis. Use of a patellar tendon strap will help in the long term. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

Inflammation: A bursa is a pocket of fluid that provides a buffer between muscle and bone. Inflammation of the bursa either from overuse or injury can lead to bursitis. A tendon attaches muscle to bone. Inflammation of the tendon either from overuse or injury can lead to tendonitis. ...Read more

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What helps pain from peroneal tendinitis?

Heat, ice, ibuprofen: You will need rest, perhaps heat followed by ice and Ibuprofen or some sort of anti-inflammatory. Some would argue the use of heat but it can help circulation to the area and then ice it down. Topical anti-inflammatory creams and anesthetics may help. Rest will help. If worse or not improving, see your pcp, sports medicine doctor, orthopedist or rehab specialist. ...Read more

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Tendinitis pain in the arm?

Tendinitis pain in the arm?

Tendonitis refers to: inflammation within a tendon. There are numerous causes of this. It can affect any tendon. That is any tendon can develop tendonitis, and not just in your arm. Some tendon issues called tendonitis, are misnomers, as they are not inflammatory, but degenerative in nature -- and in fact are tendinosis. Common tendinosis in the arm include: tennis elbow, golfers elbow, rotator cuff tendinosis. ...Read more

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What causes patellar tendinitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

Hamstring: (from WiThe biceps femoris is a muscle of the posterior (the back) thigh. As its name implies, it has two parts, one of which (the long head) forms part of the hamstrings muscle group. One, the long head, arises from the lower and inner impression on the back part of the tuberosity of the ischium, by a tendon common to it and the semitendinosus, and from the lower part of the sacrotuberous ligament ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is the supplement cissus helpful for tendinitis?

Is the supplement cissus helpful for tendinitis?

Possibly: There are few human studies to give any real data. If animal studies it has been shown to have possible anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more