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Is it common to have multiple instances of tendonitis, in different areas, as a teen?

Is it common to have multiple instances of tendonitis, in different areas, as a teen?

Debatable: It would depend upon that teen's activities, levels of activity, training, supervision, and overall health. Disuse or miss use can cause this multiple site problem. Lack of stretching, warming up, and impropper use of technique can lead to this. See a sports medicine doctor and a certified trainer. Seek proper treatment of current ailments. ...Read more

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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


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What is posterior tibial tendonitis in teens with flat feet? What are the symptoms, & treatment?

What is posterior tibial tendonitis in teens with flat feet? What are the symptoms, & treatment?

Inflammation: The tibialis posterior tendon is an important tendon that span the inner aspect of the leg through the inner aspect of the ankle to the inner and bottom of the foot. It is a very important tendon that has a role in supporting the arch of the foot. It can become inflamed and painful and when this happens we call it tendonitis. This condition can be associated with flat feet, obesity, and -->. ...Read more

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What is tendonitis?

Swelling of tendon: -itis means inflammation of. Tendonitis is inflammation ( usually equates to redness, pain, swelling) of a tendon. Often due to overuse or friction due to strenuous activity. ...Read more

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How can I help tendonitis? And I think I have carpaltunnel?

How can I help tendonitis? And I think I have carpaltunnel?

Tendonitis Rx: These commonly occur together. If possible the first thing to do is figure out the cause. Repetitive motions are commonly responsible. Splinting and rest, with ice, compression, and elevation are the initial mainstays of therapy followed by possible nsaids or anti-inflammatories if not contra-indicated. Stronger medications are recently available and use of injections could be considered later. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my tendonitis?

What can I do to treat my tendonitis?

Tendonitis Rx: Protection is #1. Most soft tissue problems will clear with rest. Sometimes we recommend a splint. Tendons have low blood supply so it takes time: 2-3 weeks for moderate inflammation, then add two weks for late healing. Don't go back too soon. Early on ice can help; later heat. Topicals like diclofenac (voltaren gel) are helpful at qid. If these don't work, local corticosteroids may be needed. ...Read more

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Is icing your shoulders ever helpful if you have tendonitis?

Is icing your shoulders ever helpful if you have tendonitis?

YES: Ice after activity can reduce inflammation and help with soreness. Do not put the ice directly on the affected area; wrap in towel or plastic bag. In general do not ice for more thatn 15-20 minutes. Be awares the ice will numb the area and you give yourself frostbite (have seen it). ...Read more

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

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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