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I have been diagnosed with tendonitis in my shoulder and nothing seems to be helping pain relief , not even a corticosteriod shot, what now?

I have been diagnosed with tendonitis in my shoulder and nothing seems to be helping pain relief , not even a corticosteriod shot, what now?

Consultation: Usually if I have a patient with persistent shoulder pain who is not getting better after a cortisone shot and it has been going on for longer that a few months, i will usually want to obtain an MRI of the shoulder. The most common issue is a potential rotator cuff tear. Not all rotator cuff tears need surgery. Many can be alleviated with a good physical therapy program. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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How do I get relief for Achilles tendonitis?

How do I get relief for Achilles tendonitis?

Try placing a heel : Lift in both shoes to preload the tendon and not make it work so hard, soak in hot water and Epsom salt or apply ice ( either can work) I would consider a night splint to help stretch the tendon. Massage helps. If you ot for a doctor visit they can prescribe topical meds that are helpful, some physical therapy modalities help like ultrasound, laser or low energy shockwave. ...Read more

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How do I get relief from chronic tennis elbow tendonitis?

How do I get relief from chronic tennis elbow tendonitis?

Stretching: Tennis elbow reflects a "tendinosis", consisting of small tears within the tendon attachment of the muscles that stabilize your wrist. It is extremely difficult to treat (so there are so many treatment methods). One of the best ways to improve it is to stretch the muscle and tendons involved on a daily basis, in the morning and before use. This can be supervised by a therapist or done at home. ...Read more

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I have had two cortisone shots in my left shoulder within the last 2 months and they are not giving me any relief. What is next for tendonitis?

I have had two cortisone shots in my left shoulder within the last 2 months and they are not giving me any relief.  What is next  for tendonitis?

Second Opinion: Tendonitis is a generic term and not a reliable diagnosis. Consider a second opinion with a shoulder specialist to first and foremost establish a clear diagnosis before moving ahead with treatment. Learn more here:http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulderpain/2012/shoulder-specialist/surgeryspecialist/. ...Read more

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What can be done at home to treat severe chronic tendonitis in the right shoulder and upper arm? I need some relief, so far no treatment succeeded.

What can be done at home to treat severe chronic tendonitis in the right shoulder and upper arm? I need some relief, so far no treatment succeeded.

Tendonitis: of the shoulder should be treatable and I wonder why "no treatment has suceeded"..so....just a thought... MAYBE just MAYBE the pain is coming from a pinched nerve IN YOUR NECK at the C-6-C-7 level which RADIATES to the shoulder!!!! SO...TRY placing some ICE (also try HEAT) on the BACK OF YOUR NECK! just at the LEVEL of your upper shoulders> Just a thought .Hope it helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it okay to use tramadol/ultracet for pain relief for tendonitis on my hand/wrist?

Is it okay to use tramadol/ultracet for pain relief for tendonitis on my hand/wrist?

need treatment: While this medication will relieve pain it will not treat the underlying problem http://www.Assh.Org/public/pages/handsurgeons.Aspx see a hand surgeon. ...Read more