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What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?

NSAIDs and rest: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and rest. Once you return to activity, gentle stretching exercises are important. Steroid injections are a bad idea as they can weaken the tendon, possibly leading to more serious problems, such as tendon rupture. ...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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Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Stretching: The key exercises for biceps tendonitis are stretching, gentle strengthening and modalities or treatments to decrease inflammation like estim and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Which type of physical therapy do they do for rotator cuff tendonitis?

Multifaceted: Physical therapy for rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome is multifaceted and includes: postural training, imporvement in upper back strength, improvement in core strength, strengtheing the rotator cuff first in internal and external rotation and then eventually with forward elevation. Obtaining full painless full range of motion is important in early physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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Suffering from rsi injuries including chronic tendonitis of multiple fingers and shoulder blade trigger points.Even after 4 months therapy, healing is too slow/weak muscles. Any blood tests recommend?

Suffering from rsi injuries including chronic tendonitis of multiple fingers and shoulder blade trigger points.Even after 4 months therapy, healing is too slow/weak muscles. Any blood tests recommend?

Chronic pain: Vitamin d, vitamins b1.6, 12 are very important for pain trigger points, joint pain. S ed. Rate, aso titer, sjogren syndrome. , lime disease, anca, hormones, like but not limited to gh, testosterone, others, all vitamis, .Including e, a, , aminoacids, cortisol, diodine, dhea............. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendinitis and go to physical therapy I take tramadol 3 times a day I usally take one before I got to therapy but still hurt while doing it the therapist reccomend an NSAIDs patch why would they reccomend that ?

I have Achilles tendinitis and go to physical therapy I take tramadol 3 times a day I usally take one before I got to therapy but still hurt while doing it the therapist reccomend an NSAIDs patch why would they reccomend that ?

NSAIDs: Assuming your diagnosis is tendonitis, your physical therapist likely recommended an NSAID patch to directly to your Achilles tendon to reduce inflammation. NSAID patches are indicated for acute episodes of inflammation including tendinitis. You can also consider systemic (oral) NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or aleve. ...Read more

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What is difference in tendonitis and tendenosis? I am told there is a difference and treatment for one can make the other worse.

What is difference in tendonitis and tendenosis? I am told there is a difference and treatment for one can make the other worse.

Tendons: Tendonitis is an irritation or inflammation of a tendon - cords holding muscle to the bone- that often occurs from a strain or overuse injury. It repsonds to antiinflammatory meds ; decreased use. Tendinosis is degeneration of the tendon causing it not to function well that can occur as a result of an old injury. Treatment is ice and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

What is the best and most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

Many available: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read more

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What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle? How much time should it take to heal?

What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle?  How much time should it take to heal?

Depends: There are quite a few tendons that surround the ankle, tendonitis at back of the ankle is different than tedonitis over the inner aspect and that on the outer aspect. Best course of treatment is based on evaluation of the tendon(s) and the underlying cause and time taken depends on these as well. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

See details: It depends somewhat on the tendon involved by the inflammation but most times the tendinitis will resolve with a local cortisone injection. Splinting, ice and anti-inflammatory meds can also be used. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

Multiple treatments: Studies have shown that short term (the first 6 months) cortisone injections are the most effective treatment for pain. However, symptoms often come back if not treated with exercise prescription. Long-term studies (1 year out) show physical therapy to have the best outcomes. Off-loader bracing also has been shown to help. Treatment such as prp or surgery are only indicated if these don't work. ...Read more