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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 whats 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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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 tendinitis 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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