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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 tendinitis 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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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...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 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?

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 thats a big run and many. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendonitis (Definition)

Tendonitis is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of a tendon, a thick fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bones. It can occur in any tendon in the body, and results in pain and tenderness ...Read more