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Acute vs Chronic: Tendonitis is an acute injury of the tendon areas resulting in inflammation and irritation noted on imaging studies. Tendonopathy is a chronic condition in which inflammation is not the issue but micro tearing and lack of healing taking place in the tendon. Consider PRP or stem cell therapy for either condition to use your own body's healing and anti-inflammatory factors to regenerate tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy.. It feels like it is tearing! is it tearing? It is painful! should I stop stretching?
See specialist: Achilles tendonopathy is diagnosed clinically on exam and the type is confirmed by MRI (tendonosis +- partial tearing over degeneration). Treatment begins with resting the tendon, heel lift if mild or wearing a cam walker type boot with a heel lift for at least 1 month, this is followed by pt as tolerated. Platelet rich plasma injections (not steroid) have be recently used. Surgery if all fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does moderate prepatella bursitis and moderate grade proximal patella tendinopathy involving deep fibres mean as to how bad is injury ?
Not too bad: Thankfully, it does not suggest anything being torn a pre patellar bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa that is just superficial to the patellar tendon. The patellar tendon tendonopathy describes abnormality of the tendon itself. One way to describe it then is that you strained your patellar tendon as opposed to tearing it. It would be managed non operatively, sometimes using a brace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distal is at the : Back of the heel proximal is anywhere above that... ...Read more
May b Achilles bursa: There is a bursa lurking between the tendon & the calcaneus which can b inflamed & may b helped by a steroid injection, but one must b sure it is not the calcaneal attachment @ the distal end of the tendon.Then a steroid injection would b contraindicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shud patella tendinopathy bursistis take a year to heal after 4 month rehab not much change in swelling pain what elsecan i try to do to fix this?
Make sure of it: Make sure that what you are being treated for is actually what it is. If you are not sure, then consider another opinion. Four months is a reasonably long enough to treat an inflammatory condition conservatively. Other testing may be needed, and other interventions may be warranted by the results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If Achilles tendinopathy is not caused by inflammation, what causes the area to increase in size compared to the other achilles?
Had patella tendinopathy 4 17 yrs after 9 weeks of treatment of gnt no better strapping doesn't help much doing exercises and it increases pain help?
Patella tendinitis: Treatment options include nsaids (oral or topical), ice, brace use (chopat patellar tendon strap), and exercise modification. Specifically, eccentric or negative quad contractions have been shown to be successful. If pt not helping you could try cortisone vs platelet rich plasma injections vs prolotherapy (saline). Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more
What type of exercises can I do for patella tendinopathy doing squats raises pain to an 8 after 8weeks still same ammount of pain ?
Patellar tendon: Stop the squats. Go to short arc exercises or quad sets with progressive weights for strengthening. Accompany this with progressive prone quad stretches and supine ham stretches. ...Read more