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Oct 16, 2018

Could posterior tibial tendonitis and rupture be from Levaquin taken years ago?

I am a 55 year old male. For the past 3 years or so I have been dealing with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction that has really gotten bad in the past

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Oct 16, 2018

Orbital Tendonitis or Trochleitis?

Can you get tendonitis in the muscles around the eyes? I read there is a trochlea tendon above the eye. I have read of conditions called Trochleitis

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Oct 16, 2018

Accident cut my achilles tendon, multiple surgeries and infection

i cut my tendon in august of 2010 while taking out the trash...talk bout bad luck on part...i had no idea all i know was i stepped felt a pop and something

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Oct 16, 2018

Chance of recovering from Ciprofloxacin side effects?

I agree with all that you have listed about Ciprofloxacin. I have taken it for 3 days 250 mg I believe. Took 2 a day for 3 days. I began to experience

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Oct 08, 2018

After falling hard on my straight arm, I can't straighten the elbow

During a wrestling match, I was lifted up and fell hard on the mat, with most of the other guy's weight on me. I landed most of the weight on my left arm,

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Oct 08, 2018

Severed Achilles Tendon - no pain and can still walk with a limp - can I just not treat ?

I severed my Achilles tendon 6 weeks ago. An MRI only just revealed a 2cm gap between the two ends of my Achilles tendon There is no sign of any fibrous

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Oct 08, 2018

Chronic Tendonitis Multiple Joints In Triathlete

Thank you for taking the time to answer questions. I've struggled with tendonitis for the last 4 years and was hoping you could help. I know you get a

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Oct 08, 2018

Any risk of Tendonitis with amoxicillin?

Hi, Joshua. I've had tendonitis for a long time now, and it's starting to improve. Just today I was prescribed amoxicillin for an unrelated dental infection,

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Oct 08, 2018

Fractured Fibula, Healing But Pain Won't Go Away

On 7/28 I fractured my fibula. On 7/30 I was put in an air cast by a nurse practioner and the orthopedist office. I kept the cast on except for showering

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Sep 29, 2018

Persistant, abundunt, unhealing tendonitis in 17 year old female!?

Hello! I'm 17 years old and have been suffering with tendinitis for 1 1/2 years, but already it's lost me an athletic scholarship, limited my mobility

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Sep 29, 2018

Bedridden for 10 years from 500mg Levaquin bad drug reaction

I had a bad drug reaction after receiving Levaquin 500mg IV with surgery. General muscle weakness and low stamina ensued. Two years later, I tore at my

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Sep 28, 2018

Chemical Tendotitis From The H1N1 Flu Shot

Recently I received the H1N1 vaccine, and the nurse inserted the needle in my shoulder not my muscle. For the first week I could not lift my shoulder above

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Sep 27, 2018

Pain Behind Knee At Bend With Swelling In The Fold Of Knee

Out of the blue my left knee felt tight behind the knee at fold (bend). i felt behind my knee and it feels like a muscle is bulging out (swelling). when

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Sep 27, 2018

Thank God If You've Never Had a Nerve Conduction Test

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2009. One thing the rheumatologist wanted was a nerve conduction test. I was still working and had great insurance

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Sep 25, 2018

Thumb Tendonitis or Thumb Tenosynovitis? Shooting Pain In The Thumb

I have a shooting pain in my thumb when I do certain activities involving grabbing something. There is no swelling or pain under normal movement but when

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Sep 25, 2018

Achilles Tendon Rupture, complications after surgery, numbness in foot and toes

Hi all, I'm 20 weeks post op. My surgery to repair a completely ruptured achilles was on March 12, 2012. I was in a cast for 2 weeks, then the stitches

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Sep 25, 2018

Tenosynovitis and Tendonitis in multiple joints, what can cause this?

In the last few years I have been diagnosed with tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and tendonopathy in my feet, wrists, thumbs, shoulders, and also as having

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Sep 23, 2018

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery two years ago, still healing.

Looks like I'm the first story on here. Cool! 4 years ago I started having pain in my right Achilles Tendon, halfway between the calf and the heel.

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Sep 23, 2018

Plantar Facia release and heel spur removal - One month ago

This is just sort of an FYI, because I know a lot of people have plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. I'm writing this because these are things that doctors

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Sep 22, 2018

Tendonitis from a 5th metatarsal head fracture

Hi, Joshua. I'm from China, and I got this pain on my right foot for so long (17months) which really makes frustrated. So I came to the internet searching

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Sep 22, 2018

17 year old baseball pitcher, finger pain in middle and ring finger

I experience pain at the base of my right middle and ring finger sometimes going up to the next joint on each finger. I am 17 years old, this has been

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Sep 22, 2018

Still Going For Plantar Fasciitis Surgery Even Though The First One Didn't Work

I had plantar fascitis pain in my left foot for over a year. I had the surgery in June 2010. I got no better, and they told me it was because of a mass

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Sep 22, 2018

Achilles Tendonosis Surgery and Bone Spur Debridement, happy and ready to do it again

I suffered pain for years from achilles tendonosis and haglund's deformity. (reactive bone growth in my heal from all the inflammation in my tendon) Plus

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Sep 22, 2018

Can't lift a coffee mug due to Wrist Tendonitis pain

Hello, I'm 49 male, generally in good shape. I'm a regular runner and gardener and in overall good health, although I have been taking an acid blocker

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Sep 16, 2018

Tendonitis for 6 months, as a teenager. Can't workout properly and therefore can't be happy. Depressed.

Hey Joshua, I've had Tendonitis for almost 6 months now, I'm 18 years old , and 6 months ago, at the gym I tried doing a bicep curl with a straight bar

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Sep 13, 2018

Pitching arm elbow tendonitis.

My son is an incoming college freshman. He experienced tendonitis in the elbow area of the pitching arm during the summer. He discontinued pitching for

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Sep 13, 2018

Pain around elbow for about 5 months now

Hey Joshua, I've been having pain around both my elbows for about 5 months now. I'm a 20 year old guy. It all started rite after new years I wanted to

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Sep 13, 2018

My 12 year old daughter has tendonitis in her writst and got a cortisone shot and is in pain is this normal?

My 12 year old daughter was in horrible pain in her thumb and wrist. The orthopedic surgeon put her in a cast after 4 weeks they removed it and she was

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Sep 13, 2018

24 year old with Wrist Pain that reappears every few months or so

Hi, I'm a 24 year old female and for about the last year or two I've been having issues with my right wrist. The pain will suddenly begin out of nowhere,

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Sep 13, 2018

10 year old gymnast with worsening foot pain over 3 months

Hello. I have a ten year old daughter who started having pain in the base of her foot 3 months ago, She is a gymnast and trains about 13 hours a week.

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Sep 11, 2018

Help needed for shoulder impingement and acromion bone spur

Hi Joshua,I’ve just gotten the Reversing Shoulder Tendonitis ebook, as advised. I’m a 37 year old female who was recently diagnosed with shoulder impingement

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Sep 11, 2018

20 Year Old Suffering Non Recovering Left Shoulder Cuff Tendonitus

I have a very painful shoulder tendonitus. I was examined by a qualified GP and told me I had suprascapular (rotator cuff)tendonitus. It has been with

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Sep 11, 2018

Wrist Tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel from video games

I am 21 years old and have been dealing with wrist tendonitis for almost 2 years. Ever since i was a kid i've been a HUGE gamer. I used to play all day,

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Sep 11, 2018

Discouraged after shoulder surgery and bursitis surgery

I had shoulder tendonitis and bursitis surgery two weeks ago and I am still have pain. I have been told this could be the nerve endings. Is this true?

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Sep 11, 2018

Wrist Tenosynovitis and Complications from De Quervain release

About two years ago, I noticed that I was losing strength in my thumb which turned into moderate loss of use. Over the course of two years, I saw several

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Sep 11, 2018

Basal joint arthritis versus tendonitis of the thumb in a computer user

Joshua, I am a 39 year old male with no history of pain in my hands and very little family history of arthritis. I am a programmer and spend between 8

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Sep 11, 2018

Sharp or shooting pain from base of thumb to wrist when opposing thumb with index as when playing barre chords or grabbing anything

Do I have thumb tendonitis, wrist tendonitis or some other injury? I've been playing guitar for about twenty years without many problems, I play vintage

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Sep 11, 2018

Help identifying inner elbow pain, can't straighten arm

I am a 39 year old male and live in Maryland. I am in good physical health. Average weight. Average height. No medical history. Pretty much problem free

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Sep 10, 2018

New Plantar Fasciitis, Bunions, Severe Pain and Swelling. Are my doctors full of it?

For four years I have had right foot & ankle swelling. Bad enough that in the evenings I couldn't get a shoe on that foot, but went away with rest. Recently

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Sep 10, 2018

Wrist Tendonitis, hand tendonitis, elbow tendonitis... video games and computer and trombone...

Hello Joshua, I recently emailed you but decided to move over here to ask questions for everyone to see! Let me start by saying the story. So one day

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Sep 10, 2018

Should I get plantar fasciitis surgery on both feet at the same time?

Hello, I have been suffering with plantar fasciitis in both feet for over 8 months now. I've tried physical therapy, orthotics, and cortisone but the pain

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Sep 10, 2018

Plantar fasciitis release with Calf release 12/28/2017

I have suffered moderate pain for 2.5 years. Just irritating where I put on 45lbs not being able to get moving because it hurt. I just kind of walked

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Sep 10, 2018

Two Plantar Fasciotomies: Best Decisions Ever, the Caveats

First off, I've suffered from plantar fasciitis ever since I was 23. I am writing this at 35yo, having just completed my second fasciotomy last week.

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Sep 10, 2018

Smart Tips For Plantar Fasciitis Surgery

Hi all. It has been only about 3 weeks since my surgery. I have very high arches which resulted in gradually increasing foot pain. I got orthotics for

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Sep 10, 2018

Years of foot pain and PT, considering plantar fasciitis surgery

I first had pain in my left arch and metatarsal area in fall 2006, when I was 46yo. My son had entered daycare f/t in the summer so I was spending a lot

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Sep 10, 2018

2 1/2 weeks after plantar fasciitis surgery and still hurts to walk any distance.

I have had planter fasciitis for about two years. The doc started with mild treatments and eventually progressed to surgery. The doc recommended it partially

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Sep 10, 2018

Still in pain after Plantar Fasciitis Surgery............

I had been experiencing foot problems for years and was diagnosed with plantar fascitis. I had surgery in September 2009 which gave no relief at all,

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Sep 10, 2018

I had endoscopic bi lateral plantar fasciitis surgery, Nightmare!

I had problems with Plantar fasciitis for about 6 months. I went to the podiatrist. I had steroid shots to both feet, so very painful. That helped for

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Sep 10, 2018

PLANTAR FASCIITIS SURGERY WAS THE WORST THING I COULD EVER HAVE DONE!!!!

I didn't think there was anyone out there like me that was in so much pain. I want to cry after that STUPID surgery back in June. I am in my 20's and I

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