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Treating Tendonitis

What is the best way for me to treat my Tendonitis in order to promote efficient healing?
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Hi,
Tendonitis affects long tendons, most commonly in the fingers, wrist, or ankle.
Which tendon is being affected? What is the cause of injury? Do you have fever, tenderness or local rise of temperature?
The condition is rare in children and is most common in early to middle adulthood.
Localized inflammation and thickening of the tendon sheath are revealed microscopically by the presence of acute inflammatory cells (polymorphonuclear leukocytes).
Treatment options for tendinitis or tenosynovitis includes;
NSAIDs are the mainstay of treatment.
Corticosteroid injection could be given for de Quervain tenosynovitis.
Tenosynovitis associated with systemic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis may respond to disease-modifying agents or to systemic anti-inflammatory medications.
Infectious causes of tenosynovitis must be treated aggressively with antibiotics.
Keep me informed if you have any queries.
Bye.
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I would like to help you with the information you are looking for. Tendons are the structures that connect the muscles to bones. When it gets inflamed due to overuse or injury it is called as tendonitis. There are different types of tendonitis like wrist tendonitis, knee tendonitis etc. According to the types of tendonitis, the treatment varies. But in general conservative measures including resting the area (avoid using during pain episodes) and ice application will help control inflammation and reduce swelling. There are other options like taking oral pain medications and injecting cortisone medications directly into the joints. A doctor who reviews your individual case will be able to guide you better as to which may be your best option.

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