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Treatment For Forearm Tendonitis
Depends...: Rest, ice, activity modification, massage, wrist braces, over the counter medications (judiciously) can all help. Occasionally physical therapy can help too. On rare occasions, injections will be of benefit, but there are downsides to steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elbow arthroscopy: Information from professional societies is often well laid out and vetted for accuracy. ............................ Aaos http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00646 ............................. Assh http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/elbow-arthroscopy.Aspx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other suggestions: I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean and dry: Wash it with h2o2 two time a day. ...Read more
An exam followed by : An appropriately selected xray is a good start. The wrist is comlex and fractures arent necessarily treated all the same as the injury can be mild or complex even with a negative x-ray. A fracture can differ in its appearance just by varying the view of the x-ray so while a standard trauma series of xrays helps rule out an obvious fracture there are many injuries that need special views /care. ...Read more
Stretching: Most tendinitis about the elbow subside on their own. Keeping the elbow fully extended and bending the wrist up and down will stretch the tendons and help with the pain. If this does not work sometimes an injection is needed. In severe cases when nothing else works there are surgical procedures to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more
Need a diagnosis: There are a zillion causes for wrist pain. This is the most complex joint in the body with 8 bones, multiple ligaments and complicated movements of the bones against each other, the forearm, and the bones of the hand. See your doctor to begin with. It is imperative to diagnose the cause of wrist pain before considering treatment. You may need a referral to a hand surgeon. ...Read more
To be certain, x-ray: Pain, swelling, lack of motion, and/ or tenderness to touch following an injury could indicate fracture, but deformity is a sure sign if the area is away from a joint. If near a joint deformity could mean fracture or dislocaiton. The best way to know for sure is to have an x-ray. ...Read more
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