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What type of tendonitis treatment do you recommend?
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Stork
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
This is the standard conservative treatment for tendonitis. You may benefit from otc anti-inflammatory medications as well.

In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
This is the standard conservative treatment for tendonitis. You may benefit from otc anti-inflammatory medications as well.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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2 comments
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
sometimes if nsaids are not successful, you may need to get a local cortisone injection to help alleviate your pain/ inflammation
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Also an appropriate stretching program to the affected muscle group followed by a gradual slow strengthening program once the pain has subsided.
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