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How long does tendonitis last tennis elbow?

How long does tendonitis last tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: The tendonitis pain in the elbow can last from 6-12 weeks. Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Is tendonitis a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome?

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

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Do symptoms like tendonitis go away quickly?

Do symptoms like tendonitis go away quickly?

It depend: It depends on the area located and treatment rendered. May be few days or could take a long time. Read more

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How can I help tendonitis? And I think I have carpaltunnel?

How can I help tendonitis? And I think I have carpaltunnel?

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

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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?

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

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What are the tests for tendonitis?

Impingement Signs: Multiple tests for shoulder pain issues from things like impingement tests to evaluating the biceps tendon to also evaluating the shoulder labrum etc. A good musculoskeletal specialist should be able to perform these tests on you. Read more

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How can you know if tendonitis is completely gone?

Hard to say: Until pain goes away and tendon heals. Consider prp or stem cell therapy to heal faster. Read more

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Can tendonitis cause complications?

Can tendonitis cause complications?

Yes!: Tendinitis (correct spelling for docs) can cause a spur to form where it attaches to bone. Severe tendinitis can weaken the tendon and make it more likely to tear or even rupture. It can be primary, do to mechanical issues, or do to arthritis. Read more

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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?

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

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Besides ice, what else can be used to treat tendonitis?

Besides ice, what else can be used to treat tendonitis?

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

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

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 more

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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. Read more

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How to cure tendonitis?

Cause?: It's also important to determine cause of injury to prevent relapse. Read more

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How can I get rid of tendonitis?

How can I get rid of tendonitis?

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

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What herbal remedies / tablets are recommended for patellar tendonitis?

What herbal remedies / tablets are recommended for patellar tendonitis?

Bowwellia: Bowwellia and bromelaina are recommended or a combination of horsetail, meadowsweet, and willow bark in equal measures three times daily. Read more