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I have had several injections for tendonitis i believe 4 in the last year do you think i might need surgery to repair the tendon?
Possibly: 3 0r 4 injections for tennis elbow(lateral epicondylitis) is about the maximum will do before considering surgery or prp injections.I assume u have failed all other nonoperative treatment.Not sure if u are talking about tennis elbow surgery or another tendon.Most people who ffail non-operative tx. Do well w/surgical debridement.(85-90%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are meniscus tears and patella tendonitis repairable? Dr scheduled me for an MRI to see the severity of the knee problem.
Yes: Meniscus tears definitely can be surgically "repairable, " but it depends on the anatomy of the tear to determine whether a repair would be an option (vs. Arthroscopic shaving/debridement). Patellar tendonitis is not "repairable" per se (unless there has been an associated significant tear of the tendon), but rather will almost always resolve with conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take it easy: In general the best way to deal with tendonitis which is an inflamed tendon is rest. When an individual over does an activity whether at work or with exercise, the tendon can become inflamed which can cause pain, inflammation, warmth and limit use of the affected area due to the above. The best initial treatment is to avoid the offending activity, use ice, nsaids and take it easy. ...Read more
Rest, anti-inflam.: Tendonitis is an inflamed tendon. Rest is important- if it hurts don't do it! to reduce the inflammation many docs give steroid shots but this may weaken tendons; i inject homeopathic traumeel, a safe effective alternative. Traumeel or inflamyar ointment can help too, as can oral anti-iflammatories like zyflamend or meriva (a curcumin extract). Certain supps like manganese, zinc & vit. C help too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer