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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 more
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 more
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
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
as people get older, their tendons become less flexible — which makes them easier to injure.
tendinitis is more common in people whose jobs involve:
frequent overhead reaching
you may be more likely to develop tendinitis if you participate in certain sports that involve repetitive motions. ...Read more
Splints: Ergometric office furniture, pads near keyboards and splinting all help. ...Read more
Prevention: Big topic! Tendonitis is frequently the result of overuse injuries so training modification is important. Resolve any imbalances such as malalignment (orthotics), weakness and tightness (physical therapist) or technique (coach). Cross train so that you are not doing the same things over and over. Something simple like checking the grip on your racket or shaft of the golf club may help as well. ...Read more
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