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I have rotator cuff tendonitis w/ impingement and constant pain then every few weeks swells up and bruises and is extremely painful, what can I do?

I have rotator cuff tendonitis w/ impingement and constant pain then every few weeks swells up and bruises and is extremely painful, what can I do?

Many treatments: Rotator cuff tendonitis and impingement can be treated with therapy and antiinflammatories. If that fails a steroid injection can help. If nothing works a shoulder arthroscopy may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you get tendonitis in your hands. My right hanf is painful to use, i.E. Picking up a cup or slicing veggies. Tender at thumb and forefinger.?

Can you get tendonitis in your hands. My right hanf is painful to use, i.E. Picking up a cup or slicing veggies. Tender at thumb and forefinger.?

Yes: Tendonitis is an overuse syndrome and can come anytime a tendon is used repetitively or with too much force. Tennis elbow is the classic example. Treatment requires rest and antiinflamitories, if tolerated. ...Read more

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He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

He hit L knee on the ground 10 weeks ago, resolved partly. Now swelling, pain at left of patella after each basketball practice. What evaluation.....?

Knee sprain/strain: You will need to see an Orthopedist for an exam to determine stability. An MRI should reveal what structures are injured. I would suggest reducing strenuous activity that causes significant pain or swelling until diagnosis is made. Use 20 minutes of ice and an Ace bandage for acute swelling/pain. You may also take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain or Motrin/Aleve for pain/inflamation. ...Read more

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I hit my knuckle a few months ago, still sore but had x-rayed and no break or chips. 4 months +, still pain. Tendonitis, bad bruise? See ortho? Thx

I hit my knuckle a few months ago, still sore but had x-rayed and no break or chips. 4 months +, still pain. Tendonitis, bad bruise? See ortho? Thx

Wait a little longer: Contusion or hard bangs on the knuckles may take 6 or more months to heal. You may have injured the periosteum. This thin tissue layer provides nutrients to the bone outer surface, it heals real slowly! ...Read more

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I often have diagnosed tendinitis/bursitis in various parts of body, bruise easily. (on verapamil for high bp), so tired! Could these b related?

I often have diagnosed tendinitis/bursitis in various parts of body, bruise easily. (on verapamil for high bp), so tired! Could these b related?

Anything is possible: Anything is possible, as we learn about problems with medications when they are suspected. However, suspicion is not proof. Tendonitis and bursitis are usually mechanical in origin and review of contributory activities is important. Specialist evaluation may help. ...Read more

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Does tendonitis around the thumb cause the elbow to become tender?

Does tendonitis around the thumb cause the elbow to become tender?

Yes it can: Thumb tendinitis (de Quercains's) can cause pain in the elbow as the tendon (s) that are irritated arise from the elbow (lateral epicondyle) on the 'outside' of the elbow (or tenderness).Very common. See your orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I've had tendonitis in my left wrist since I had my baby. It's extremely painful. I've tried immobilization and anti inflammatories. What r my options?

I've had tendonitis in my left wrist since I had my baby. It's extremely painful. I've tried immobilization and anti inflammatories. What r my options?

Steroid injection: You may a disease called dequervain's tenosynovitis. It is tedonitis of the wrist. It is common after pregnancy. I would try and see an orthopaedic surgeon, especially a hand surgeon. If this is in fact your diagnosis, you might be a candidate to a steroid injection. ...Read more

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After running 25k for charity I had doms, also 48 hours later my ankle swelled and became painful. Is there delayed onset tendonitis? If so rice?

After running 25k for charity I had doms, also 48 hours later my ankle swelled and became painful. Is there delayed onset tendonitis? If so rice?

Delay onset: There can be a delay of the onset the tendon needs to get swollen and inflammed before you feel pain in some cases it sounds like you need an xray it could take 2 weeks for s stress injury to show but podiatrist or ankle specialist orthopod can be very helpful in getting the correct diagnosis and treatment plan usually riice is helpful but get a specialist to take a look that's a big run and many. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test I'm told that its tendinitis. Can I get rid of this?

I have a lump on my wrist that swells and is very painful. After several test I'm told that its tendinitis. Can I get rid of this?

Let me explain: The first step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is understanding what caused it.
Many general causes of repetitive stress injuries can be contributing factors for tendonitis of the wrist.
Stopping the stress.
The next step in treating / preventing tendonitis of the wrist is to use proper body mechanics in all wrist related activities. ...Read more

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Can tendonitis cause Lyme nodes in the groin to swell?

Can tendonitis cause Lyme nodes in the groin to swell?

See your PCP: For evaluation and consultation. It could be the lymph nodes, inguinal hernia or other pathology. It is critical to differentiate between an inguinal hernia and other conditions that may present with similar signs. The visit to your doctor is important. ...Read more

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Heavy and painful legs due to tendonitis and age. Is there a solution for this?

Have it evaluated.: Are you saying that age 34 is old? Have the issue evaluated by an orthopedist. ...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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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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Do I have to give up running due to ankle tendonitis flair up and what can I do. Same ankle-just 2 mile 3'x wk = 6 total. Swell/what is a plan? .

Do I have to give up running due to ankle tendonitis flair up and what can I do. Same ankle-just 2 mile 3'x wk = 6 total. Swell/what is a plan? .

First, be sure you: Have the correct diagnosis. I.e. tendinitis and not a stress fracture. If you have excessive pronation, chronic posterior tibialis tendinitis often results. Old running shoes contribute. Use ice to reduce swelling; when gone, consider running, Check by rising on toes repeatedly; if hurts, no running. If ok, hop a few times each leg. If ok, resume gradual run-walk program. Ice after. See Sports Med ...Read more

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I have been suffering from inner ankle pain for 6months. I suspect it to be post tib tendonitis and it is still painful. What can I do to cure this?

I have been suffering from inner ankle pain for 6months. I suspect it to be post tib tendonitis and it is still painful. What can I do to cure this?

Tendonitis: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a foot specialist as soon as possible.
If there is any delay have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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My shoulder is painful. My dr said its tendonitis. Could it be something else. Still painful?

Second Opinion: I don't use tendonitis a valid primary diagnosis. Shoulders are complex and pain can come from many many sources. Learn more here: http://theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm. ...Read more

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So how should I best deal with this patellar tendonitis since I've been dealing with it a year and it just keeps coming back and can be painful?

So how should I best deal with this patellar tendonitis since I've been dealing with it a year and it just keeps coming back and can be painful?

Frequent stretching: Chronic tendinitis occurs due to overload of the tendon leading to changes to the tissue. Try to avoid bent knee actvities (squats, stairs, lunges). Stretching of quad and hamstrings, ice massage, ultrasound, tissue massage, patellar strap. Some success with topic creams. Prp controversial. Rarely surgical. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendonitis is so painful I can barely walk and exercise. How long will it take to disapear?

My Achilles tendonitis is so painful I can barely walk and exercise. How long will it take to disapear?

Get re-examined: It depends. Achilles tendonitis pain in the back of the heel, are you sure that's all you are dealing with? Get re-examined. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...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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Is it possible to get tendonitis in knees, pain on outer side of knee when standing, painful to walk. What could it be?

Is it possible to get tendonitis in knees, pain on outer side of knee when standing, painful to walk. What could it be?

The big three.: Among the three most common problems are Iliotibial band pain, lateral collateral ligament sprain and later meniscus tear. You will need to be examined by a specialist to determine if any of these are possibilities or is something else responsible. ...Read more

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I'm 17 f having iliopsoas tendonitis for 1.5 yrs. Tried nsaids, pt, and steroid shots. Not keen on surgery. Any suggestions? Streching is too painful.

I'm 17 f having iliopsoas tendonitis for 1.5 yrs. Tried nsaids, pt, and steroid shots. Not keen on surgery. Any suggestions? Streching is too painful.

Maybe.: Usually tendinitis in this area is self limited, but u need to stop doing any activity/exercise that aggravates the condition. Stretching is a must and can be facilitated by taking a hot bath/spa b4, and icing after, working with a massage therapist to do deep soft tissue massage. You may consider accupuncture and e-stim if you haven't tried those. Hang in there! ...Read more

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I'm 17 yrs F, having iliopsoas tendonitis since 1.7 yrs and sartorial tendonitis since a month. Diagonosis is confirmed. Is it age related? V painful.

Probably not: It is possible for periods of growth to be associated with growing pains, but your age is unlikely related to these problems unless you have just experienced a growth spurt. Ultimately, you probably need to be initiated on a stretching/ strengthen in program to improve you pain and initiate a process of tendon healing ...Read more

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Doc told me I have Achilles tendonitis. Last couple of weeks my heels has been painful and burning need some help on what to do?

Stretch: Typically achilles pain is from lack of flexibility combined with some life or lifestyle change. The problem with both the hamstring and calf muscles is that they cross two major joints. In the case of the achilles, it it the knee and the ankle. Therefore, achilles tendonitis is typical in people who sit too much, then try to be upright and active. Stretch hamstrings and calves 3-5x per day. ...Read more

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Can shoulder tendonitis cause armpit lymph nose to swell?

Not likely: Lymph nodes are asign of fighting infection, sometimes friction andstress could inflame them but if tender and swollen look for infection as cause ...Read more

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How do I recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?

Rest and meds: Rest and anti-inflammatory medications are the mainstay of tendinitis treatment. However, there are other things your doctor can do as well as make sure the diagnosis is correct. I recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?

Rest...: Tendonitis, depending on the location, is usually treated best with rest and anti-inflammatory medications (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc). Some tendons can be injected with rapid relief, but that does have some risk as well. See your doctor and come up with a good plan. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?

Is there something I can do to recover from tendonitis and get the painful symptoms under control?

Start with RICE: Tendonitis (inflammed tendon) commonly results from overuse. Start treatment w/ rice, nsaid, stretch/ strength prog (pt or ot), & consider couterforce bracing. Massage may also help. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone/ prp injections. Few people end up needing surgery. ...Read more

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Would bicep tendonitis or tear cause armpit lymph node of same side to to swollen and painful?

Potentially: You might want to check for other causes as well, but the biceps originates from two tendons in the shoulder area and then inserts through a tendon in the proximal forearm/elbow. A biceps tendon tear can definitely cause pain along the upper and inner arm. Again there are other causes as well. ...Read more

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Do I have tendonitis if my leg calf and ankle swells and hurts during any walking or workout that invloves running or up-hill excersises?

Quite possible.: If no history of injury like a sprain, tendonitis, an overuse syndrome could be the cause. Need to try rest, elevation, compression bandage, and icing it. Perhaps an orthopedic specialist or sports medicine specialist can let your know if you need orthotics or procedures such as for tarsal tunnel. Make sure you change sports shoes because they wear down. A change in shoes can make a big difference ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection in my knee 2 weeks ago and it's more painful now than it was before. Was to treat patella tendonitis. Should it be?

I had a steroid injection in my knee 2 weeks ago and it's more painful now than it was before. Was to treat patella tendonitis. Should it be?

Further evaluation: I rarely ever recommend a steroid injection for a patellar tendon problem. The steroid can weaken the tendon and make it more prone to rupture. Also, steroid injections only work if there is associated inflammation. If inflammation is not present, then these injections may have more risk than benefit. I would consider obtaining a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis running through my thumb wrist arm area. I have wore a splint for a week still no change its very painful. Help?

I have tendonitis running through my thumb wrist arm area. I have wore a splint for a week still no change its very painful. Help?

Avoid wringing: Usually activity related. Splint helpful, but does not overcome damage of wringing activities. Avoid them. E.G., use sponge instead of washcloth... ...Read more

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Which medicine is better for painful tendonitis of both hands and wrists. Motrin 800 or Mobic 15 or Tylenol 500? Or combination of any two?

Which medicine is better for painful tendonitis of both hands and wrists. Motrin 800 or Mobic 15 or Tylenol 500? Or combination of any two?

Depends: Meloxicam 15 mg once daily is equivalent to Motrin 800 three times/day. These are anti-inflammatories and often better for tendinitis. They should not be taken together. However, these meds often cause more gastrointestinal problems and are not as safe for those with cardiovascular disease. Tylenol is a safe pain reliever for most but does not treat inflammation. 1000 mg up to 3 times/day. ...Read more

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Can wrist tendonitis cause trapped nerve, forearm is painful as well as tingling, numb, loss of feeling. Can't get a doc appointment for a week, help!

Can wrist tendonitis cause trapped nerve, forearm is painful as well as tingling, numb, loss of feeling. Can't get a doc appointment for a week, help!

It can be: If your in a alot of pain I would call back the office and tell them you are.....I never turn down a patient in pain or with an infection.... ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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