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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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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 thats 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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