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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read more

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I have adhesive capsullitis with tendonitis and bursitis of shoulder. is normal to also have pain when stretching arm/neck in the upper chest/sternum?

I have adhesive capsullitis with tendonitis and bursitis of shoulder. is normal to also have pain when stretching arm/neck in the upper chest/sternum?

Maybe: Depends what was the cause of these problem. I see very commonly patient that sustained an MVA or Motorcycle accident with pain in those areas that you referred. Could be a contusion or sprain of pectoralis muscles. Costochondritis could also be considered if pain in sternum/rib junction reproduced with palpation. ...Read more

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Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more

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Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Achilles' tendon: If plantar fasciitis or,other pathology is not found, I would check the Achilles' tendon insertion, and have your gait assessed. You may have an accentuated heel strike that irritates this area. Orthotics should be used to help,off weight this area ...Read more

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How could I heal bursitis and tendonitis in my elbow?

How could I heal bursitis and tendonitis in my elbow?

Stretching: Stretching exercises by keeping the elbow fully extended and then bending the wrist up and down are the best way to stretch the tendons of the elbow. Alternating heat and ice to the affected area can also help. If this does not help an injection sometimes is used in the most severe cases even surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I am wondering how you can tell the difference between a bursitis at the elbow and tendonitis at the elbow?

What to do if I am wondering how you can tell the difference between a bursitis at the elbow and tendonitis at the elbow?

The location: The bursa or fluid filled sac is located over the olecronon process. This is the tip of the elbow which many people lean on. Because of trauma it often gets inflamed. Tendinitis typically occurs on either side of the elbow, close to where the wrist flexor tendons (medial epicondylitis) or wrist extensor tendons (lateral epicondylitis) attach to the bone. ...Read more

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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & an mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more