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Not exactly: Symptoms may overlap but they are different. Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon, most commonly in shoulders, heels, elbows, and wrists. Symptoms include pain with movement, swelling, and tenderness. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is compressed, and can cause pain radiating to the hand or shoulder, tingling, numbness, and weakness of the hand. Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tendonitis Rx: These commonly occur together. If possible the first thing to do is figure out the cause. Repetitive motions are commonly responsible. Splinting and rest, with ice, compression, and elevation are the initial mainstays of therapy followed by possible nsaids or anti-inflammatories if not contra-indicated. Stronger medications are recently available and use of injections could be considered later. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What test are used to diagnose patellar tendonitis and can that cause cysts to form out of a knee replacement? I'm on cyst #2 and can't figure out why
No tests: Patellar tendinitis is diagnosed by history and physical examination. There is no test for this problem. Read more
I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?
Probably: Mri is excellent for evaluating the tendons of the body. Even mild abnormalities are usually visible. Normally, the tendons look black and have smooth contours. Abnormal tendons may be thick or may have fluid in or around them. This shows up very well on an mri. The MRI also gets a very good look at bones, cartilage and ligaments, so there is a good chance of finding your problem. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I iced my hand with tendonitis in 15 minute intervals and it turned blue. What does that mean? Should I not ice it at all?
normal response: The bluish discoloration is simply the response of your skin and the blood vessels in it to cold. You should not simply pack your hand in ice but actually massage it with an ice pack as this helps the local circulation but more importantly, reduces your risk of giving yourself a tissue injury such as frostbite. As long as the blue resolves when your hand warms up, everything is normal. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx. Com Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any other treatments for tendonitis in the ankle other than taking antinflamatories and icing?
Few things to do: Depending in where is your tendinitis, but few general things: good range of motion, stretching, use of elbow-strap, avoid the "traumatic activities" that caused your tendinitis and use motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval of alterative treatment--different meds, physical therapy, and/or possible cortisone injection. Shockwave therapy may help. Good luck. Read more
Bowwellia: Bowwellia and bromelaina are recommended or a combination of horsetail, meadowsweet, and willow bark in equal measures three times daily. Read more