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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

What's the difference between tendonitis and arthritis?

No, can be the same!: Tendons attach to the joint capsule or bone. Tendinitis is a basic form of enthesophy (which also includes ligamentous and periosteal inflammation) is basic feature of the most common inflammatory arthopathies, spondyloarthritis. Inflammation of tendon sheath is common in ra. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What's the difference between fibromyalgia, tendonitis and arthritis?

What's the difference between fibromyalgia, tendonitis and  arthritis?

Not much: Arthritis is a result of cartilage breakdown causing inflammation, pain and stiffness in the joints. Tendonitis is an injury and inflammation in the tendons. It can happen anywhere in the tendon, but typically it manifests where the muscles and tendons meet. The cause of fibromyalgia is currently unknown.Symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic widespread pain, fatigue. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Could fibromyalgia, tendonitis or arthritis cause a staggering gait?

Could fibromyalgia, tendonitis or arthritis cause a staggering gait?

Gait changes: Not likely unless effect of medications used to treat them. ...Read more

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What is the difference between tendonitis and arthritis, I have swelling, and pain, tenderness when pressed on the inside of wrist. No injury.

What is the difference between tendonitis and arthritis, I have swelling, and pain, tenderness when pressed on the inside of wrist. No injury.

Exam will...: Physical examination/ x-rays by an orthopedic surgeon will give u your diagnosis.W/o exam this is obviously just speculation;however dequervain's tendinitis( on the thumb side of your wrist) is more likely without previous trauma to your wrist.If u make a fist over your flexed thumb and angle your hand/ wrist towards your pinkie(finkelstein's test), this is likely tendinitis. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

Cortisone injection in wrist joint due to this tendonitis and arthritis. How long till I'll know it worked? How long till the ache from shot disappear

U need to have a goo: -d reason for injecting a 16 year old. Be sure U R Cing a fellowship trained hand surgeon. This treatment seems way 2 aggressive. ...Read more

Dr. Sourendra Raut Dr. Raut
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
14 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER Dr. WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
29 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Could tendonitis turn into arthritis over time?

Could tendonitis turn into arthritis over time?

Possibly but rare: Tendons support bone and joints. If the tendons do not function well they could cause joints not to function well. This could occur for eample in the ankle and knee and possibly lead to narrowing of the joint which could increase the risk of arthritis. If tendons cause significant pain, joint motion could be limited which obviously could affect joints but i still believe arthritis will be rare. ...Read more

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Dr. W. Batson Dr. Batson
Surgery - Hand Surgery
40 years in practice
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine
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What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

What are the differences between tendonitis, arthritis, and carpal tunnel?

There are many.: Tendonitis is inflamation of the tendons. It may frequently caused by wear and tear and gradual degeneration or it may be sudden. Arthritis is wear and inflamation within a joint. Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. It causes pins and needles feelings in the fingers as well as achy pain and wakening from sleep with the hand asleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Schaner Dr. Schaner
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are good home remediesfor tendonitis of the knee and arthritis ?

What are good home remediesfor tendonitis of the knee and arthritis ?

See details: Exercise, time, heat and aleve (naproxen) or advil. There is no guarantee that any of this will work. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Perlman Dr. Perlman
Orthopedic Surgery
54 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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How do arthritis and tendonitis differ?

Joint vs tendon: "itis" means inflammation. Arthritis is a condition of the joint, while tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendon. A tendon is the connection between a muscle and a bone. A joint is the connection between two bones (with cartilage for padding.). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

Can foot pain from tendonitis feel the same as foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How can a doctor know the difference between arthritis and tendonitis in the knee?

Arthritis/tendonitis: Location at the joint line is arthritis, tendonitis is at or near the insertion sites of the tendons. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Farber Dr. Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
20 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?

Foot pain. Arthritis, possible tendonitis. Have orthotics. Breaking in new sneakers. Can barely walk in mornings. Advice for pain?

NSAIDs and stretch: Early morning stretching before you get out of bed, night splints, and evening nsaids can help combat the stiffness and discomfort. You might also want to consider a rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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Dr. David Bailie Dr. Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery
27 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Dr. Joe Lee Dr. Lee
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
years in practice
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Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7 , arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis . Options

Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7 , arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis . Options

Neck/sh problems: The symptoms could be improved with treatments such as physical therapy. Herniated discs sometimes may decrease in size over time. The arthritis and stenosis may not go away, but more often, the symptoms including those of the shoulder could improve over time and with various treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Betty Keller Dr. Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
31 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

Numbness: The symptoms of carpal tunnel are those related to compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is the passageway in the wrist to the hands, which the median nerve iruns through. Symptoms can include numbness in the palmer aspect of the thumb, pointer, middle, and half the ring finger. Additional symptoms can include pins and needles, and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cunnar Dr. Cunnar
Family Medicine
23 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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What are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

What are the common symptoms of carpitunal arthritis and tendinitis?

Finger tingling: I will comment on the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, or cts. Cts is when the median nerve becomes "pinched" within the carpal tunnel, which is in the wrist. Patients can get tingling, numbness and/or pain on the palm side of the hand, specifically in the thumb, index and middle fingers. When conservative treatment fails, surgery is recommended to fix the entrapment. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How do I know if it is tendinitis, arthritis, or other in the shoulder?

How do I know if it is tendinitis, arthritis, or other in the shoulder?

Sx are similar!: You need a clinicians expertise to differentiate arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis of the shoulder.If they co-exist, inflammation is likely.If you are young, arthritis of the shoulder would be inflammatory, most likely. If all three exist, arthritis most likely.However, all three can be degenerative, caused by injury, overuse, spurs (impingement syndrome, etc. An exam and x-rays, and a few labs! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more