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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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Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Tendinitis: Tendinitis and bursitis are conditions known as soft tissue rheumatic syndrome. Conditions, related to tendinitis or bursitis could be: overuse or injury of the joints, rheumatoid arthritis,thyroid disease, gout, kidney diseases. Sometimes, statins and fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause tendinitis or tendon rupture. ...Read more

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Pain/numbness in hands and wrists, but emg came back normal. My doctor thinks it might be tendonitis, but cold makes it worse. What else could it be?

Pain/numbness in hands and wrists, but emg came back normal. My doctor thinks it might be tendonitis, but cold makes it worse. What else could it be?

A normal emg and : Nerve conduction does not mean that there is no nerve irritation but that it is just not severe enough to register on that test at that time. Tendinitis is a source of discomfort but does not usually cause numbness think of other sites of compression, metabolic endocrine and circulation as well. Don't forget your neck and shoulder as well , a good exam may narrow down these sites and recheck othe. ...Read more

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I think I have tendonitis. Palm of hand is red and are sore. Also wrist/hand part is also sore. Also pain in front of shoulder possibly rotator cuff.?

It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there are several nerve related problems that can turn on or turn up the signal in nerves giving pain and discomfort. A peripheral neurpathy can be due to a variety of things, rsd can be ralted to an injured nerve or nerves, hormonal and metabolic problems including thyroid diseease and diabetes can affect circulation, nerve tissue and dryness of skin. Circulation conditions and temperture realted disorders can occur. Smoking can bring on a certain level of problems as well as certain medications it is equally inport to rule out anything focal such as a peripheral nerve compression like carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel or a simple tendonitsi that aslo may be acting as an underlying trigger for your problem. Talk to your physician about seeing a specialist or two with the idea that they may not solve your issue directly but can rule out some otherwise simpler diagnoses. ...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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more