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Experiencing elbow crepitus when extending and get locking for 2 months. Have elbow pain and tendonitis. MRI w/o contrast normal. Get better on own?
Maybe: They say time heals all wounds. It is possible however that some of the symptoms will improve, and others will not. As long as there's no serious damage that requires physical therapy or surgery, it should be fine to proceed with activity as tolerated after a short period of rest. Ask you doctor if it is appropriate to get physical therapy. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Shoulder tendonitis & bicep lump(mri showed fatty tissue) presenting the same day. 2 months later I have a tricep lump & pain. What is this?
See below : Not enough information really to help you at this time i would recommend you seek out an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation of your shoulder problem thank you. ...Read more
Im 17 f. Had MRI for tendonitis in r hip on jan 9th. Showed tendonitis not avn. Is it possible for me to have developed avn in my l hip by now?
Not likely: Late teen female has been told she has tendonitis of hip based on mri. This is concerning because MRI cannot confirm this diagnosis. A corticosteroid/ anesthetic block can confirm. Avn newly onset in this age group rare without devastating injury. Sacroiliac joint disorder more common, and osteopath can discern. ...Read more
Have bad tendonitis in wrist. Had cort. shot 3 was ago with min relief. Dr wants MRI. Will the cort skew the results at all?
MRI: Is a good test looking for tendonitis. It does not assess the tendon dynamically so "snapping hip syndrome" without tendon changes on MRI can be missed. If the diagnosis is in question (and many things can cause pain in the area you describe) a second opinion may be useful. Ultrasound can be useful as it can concentrate on the area of pain and be done dynamically. ...Read more