Tag: tendonitis

Tennis elbow; Why it takes more than cortisone to solve this frustrating problem.

Tennis elbow; Why it takes more than cortisone to solve this frustrating problem. Tennis elbow is defined as pain in the lateral part of the elbow, and often is called an overuse injury.   Why it is it overuse for them and not for someone who does exactly what you do athletically, yet you are the one in pain? Wikipedia describes the condition in detail as follows: “Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse “” repeating the same strenuous Read More »

Tendonitis; myths, facts and how to get relief.

Tendonitis; myths, facts and how to get relief. You have chronic pain near a joint that seems to be getting worse; what can you do to get the pain to go away?   The pain may lessen with nsaids such as Nuprin but as you return to activity, so does the pain. Many people are told their problem is tendonitis by their doctors, yet the diagnosis is so general, it is almost meaningless and they are almost always told to rest the area and take a medication, which may blunt the pain but never seems to resolve the problem. The next step Read More »

Study shows MRI is of little value to diagnose and treat common shoulder pain; here’s why.

Study shows MRI is of little value to diagnose and treat common shoulder pain; here’s why. Shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints addressed in doctors offices and the MRI has long been a diagnostic standby that often reveals little useful information. Australian researches have recently published a study that showed the expensive test while able to show degenerative processes and other possible problems, did not correlate well with the patient’s symptoms. Basically, the MRI was of little use in the proper diagnosis and treatment of why the person had shoulder pain. Check out the study here. A Read More »