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I love softball but I have tendonitis in elbow so should I keep playing?

I love softball but I have tendonitis in elbow so should I keep playing?

Depends: Not to be cute, but much of the answer depends on how bad is your tendonitis and on the other hand how much you love softball (and what position you play). Having said that we need to be clear on the diagnosis. Do we know for sure you have tendonitis? Assuming you really do and it's likely to be so called tennis elbow, playing softball may exacerbate it. Does it feel worse when you play? ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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If I'm taking 800mg dose of ibuprophen 3x day for tendonitis (tennis elbow), how many days should i/can I take it?

If I'm taking 800mg dose of ibuprophen 3x day for tendonitis (tennis elbow), how many days should i/can I take it?

2-3 weeks: If your tennis elbow is acute, then nsaids may help you overcome this condition. If the condition has lasted for more than 6 weeks, then nsaids are less helpful. Consider 2-3 weeks of use max, assuming you don't have any contraindications such as stomach ulcers, kidney disease, uncontrolled blood pressure, concurrent use of blood thinners, etc. ...Read more

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Have tendonitis of elbow, now elbow bone has become very enlarged and pointy and painful. Read somewhere its calcium buildup. What do for it, and elbow in general been already 4 months and still hurts?

Have tendonitis of elbow, now elbow bone has become very enlarged and pointy and painful. Read somewhere its calcium buildup. What do for it, and elbow in general been already 4 months and still hurts?

You should be seen -: By your PCP so he can do a test for gout and also get an Xray, to confirm what's going on. The Tendonitis can be bothersome in some people, but they do getter better eventually. If pain meds like NSAIDs are used + therapy to stretch the tissues, a brace are not helping; then PRP shot maybe helpful. In a very small number of patients, surgery is an options after all other modalities are exhausted. ...Read more

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Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Tendinitis: Tendinitis and bursitis are conditions known as soft tissue rheumatic syndrome.
Conditions, related to tendinitis or bursitis could be: overuse or injury of the joints, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, gout, kidney diseases. Sometimes, statins and fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause tendinitis or tendon rupture. ...Read more

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Got tendonitis in elbow after lifting. 3 months now and spasms in forearm and tricep. Hand weak and loss of muscle on arm. Mri normal. Scared of ALS?

Got tendonitis in elbow after lifting. 3 months now and spasms in forearm and tricep. Hand weak and loss of muscle on arm. Mri normal. Scared of ALS?

ALS is usually-: -symmetrical. Also stopping lifting will cause you to feel this way. If really still concerned or for a definitive diagnosis, make an appointment 2 see a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain from tendonitis in the elbows?

How can you relieve pain from tendonitis in the elbows?

Conservative mgmt: Modification of activities, counter force bracing, elbow therapy focused on strengthening and modalities, and anti-inflammatories vs a steroid injection (if indicated and you are a candidate). ...Read more

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How can I heal tendonitis in my elbow?

How can I heal tendonitis in my elbow?

Rest, NSAID, therapy: Depending of the severity of your injury, it may take some time to heal. Should give it some rest. Gentle range of motion exercise, and use of antiinfkammatory med such as motrin/aleve may help. You may need physical therapy if severe. If above measures not helpful, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to relieve pain from tendonitis in the elbow?

How to relieve pain from tendonitis in the elbow?

Exercise or injectio: This can be tennis elbow also known as lateral epicondylitis an exercise program can help. Sometimes you need a shot. ...Read more

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Can you describe the symptoms of tendonitis in the elbow?

Can you describe the symptoms of tendonitis in the elbow?

Pain with or: Without movement of the elbow, some swelling could be present, especially when make fist or try to carry thing on the effected side. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my elbow. What could I do to help the pain?

I have tendonitis in my elbow. What could I do to help the pain?

Stretching: Most tendonitis about the elbow subside on their own. Keeping the elbow fully extended and bending the wrist up and down will stretch the tendons and help with the pain. If this does not work sometimes an injection is needed. In severe cases when nothing else works there are surgical procedures to help. ...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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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

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What is the main difference between tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow?

What is the main difference between tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow?

Muscle Vs Bone: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease problem, meaning bone and cartilage wear and tear. Tendonitis is a soft tissue injury where muscles attach to bone, those attachments are the tendon and can get irritated due to tears or stretching of these tissues. ...Read more

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How are tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow distinguished from each other?

How are tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow distinguished from each other?

Tendon vs cartilage: Tendonitis is secondary to overuse or repetitive movement across the elbow. The common extensors, common flexors, biceps, and triceps can get irritated at their insertion sites and oftentimes develop micro tears within the tendon insertion creating pain and disability. Arthritis is wear and tear of the smooth cartilage surface within the joint itself. ...Read more

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I have had horrible tendonitis in both elbows and plantars fasciitis in both heels steady for over a year now. What could be causing this?

I have had horrible tendonitis in both elbows and plantars fasciitis in both heels steady for over a year now. What could be causing this?

Inflmation: That is unusual and it suggests you may have more of a systemic condition causing problems in these areas. You might consider seeing a rheumatologist where you could potentially be checked for systemic causes of inflammation. ...Read more

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I believe I have tendonitis in my elbow. How can I get rid of it? Pain in elbow

I believe I have tendonitis in my elbow. How can I get rid of it? Pain in elbow

Ice, rest, NSAID: Does your pain come when you do certain activity? Is it acute pain or chronic? Have you injured your elbow, recently or in the past? Any "itis" implies inflamation, usual treatment: ice, [alternate with heat], immobilization/rest, & antiinflamatory meds. If it is not getting better, see either an orthopedic surgeon to exam the elbow, or rheumatologist to investigate the cause of joint inflamation. ...Read more

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What to do if I had tendonitis in my elbow I got an MRI I didn't tear anything and it was fine I rested 3 months but it still?

See details: Often a local cortisone injection can be very helpful. For refractory cases, a simple surgical procedure can resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had tendonitis in my elbow I got an MRI I didn't tear anything and it was fine I rested 3 months but it still?

What do you advise if I had tendonitis in my elbow I got an MRI I didn't tear anything and it was fine I rested 3 months but it still?

See details: An exercise program can be helpful. If it persists a local cortisone injection may resolve the problem. If all else fails, surgical almost always resolves the issue. ...Read more

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Can getting a full arm tattoo irritate/worsen tendonitis of the elbow?

Can getting a full arm tattoo irritate/worsen tendonitis of the elbow?

Nope: The positioning of your arm may have something to do with the tendinitis especially if you were in the same position for a sleeve. And if it took several sessions. The tattoo itself is not to blame. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.

Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.

Tennis elbow likely: If the out prominence of your elbow aches just off the front edge, then lateral epicondylitis is most likely. Supportive care: rest, ice, compression and nsaids usually allow symptoms to fade away over time. Avoid provocative activities until improved. ...Read more

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My forearm aches I believe like tendonitis and my elbow down is swelling and my hand even feels a bit numb. Is that normal?

My forearm aches I believe like tendonitis and my elbow down is swelling and my hand even feels a bit numb. Is that normal?

Yes with elbow tendo: Yes, with tendonitis of the elbow are the ulnar nerve can become inflamed or compromise due to swelling and inflammation resulting in distal numbiness. ...Read more

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I think I have tendonitis in my left elbow. What is the best way to treat this?

I think I have tendonitis in my left elbow. What is the best way to treat this?

First try this: 1. Make sure that tendonitis or epicondylitis is the true source of the pain
2. Ice and nsaids
3, take a good hard look at activities, add stretching and non irritating strengthening to your regimen try to strengthen you r grip and forearm without loading the extended elbow with the wrist fully flexedor raised with resistance
4. See a doctor ot clarify
5 talk to a therapist or trainer. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

Multiple treatments: Studies have shown that short term (the first 6 months) cortisone injections are the most effective treatment for pain. However, symptoms often come back if not treated with exercise prescription. Long-term studies (1 year out) show physical therapy to have the best outcomes. Off-loader bracing also has been shown to help. Treatment such as prp or surgery are only indicated if these don't work. ...Read more

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Suffer from Tendonitis, first knees & now elbows (severe pain,). How can I treat it?

Suffer from Tendonitis, first knees & now elbows (severe pain,). How can I treat it?

Nsaid's and ice: Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons so medications, such as ibuprofen or Aleve, (naproxen) are very appropriate if there is no underlying stomach problem or allergy. Otherwise resting from activities that make it worse, icing and providing compression in the form of a wrap may all be beneficial. They also make a type of band that can be placed around the arm/knee to reduce pressure. If persistent, see your doctor ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

What is the best and most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

Many available: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with tendonitis in my left elbow. Now right arm feels the same. At night they feel heavy. I can't left them. What could be the reason?

I was diagnosed with tendonitis in my left elbow. Now right arm feels the same. At night they feel heavy. I can't left them. What could be the reason?

Elbow trend it's: It is. Not unusual to have elbow tendonitis on both elbows as most are a consequence of repetitive use in both arms. Continual pain in an area can produce muscle fatigue which may make the arms feel heavy. Try intermittent ice, NSAIDs stretching and wear tennis elbow braces when doing repetitive activities. ...Read more

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What can be done for elbow tendonitis?

What can be done for elbow tendonitis?

Brace, ice, inject: Tennis elbow affects the outer prominent aspect of your blow. It is usually due to overuse (e., too much tennis). Treatment is nonoperative and can consist of rest, ice, nsaids, bracing, nd local steroid injection. Rarely, surgery is indicated. Also referred to as lateral epicondylitis. ...Read more