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Stenosing tenosynovitis – Trigger finger

I see many people with finger problems. This includes “trigger finger.” For some people they have been to other doctors and have been diagnosed with the more technical term “stenosing tenosynovitis.” Whether a trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis diagnosis, you have been to the doctor because your finger is stuck or locked in a bent position and it is making a loud popping noise that you know is not right. Over the course of time people try to manage trigger finger on their own. Many go online and look for quick remedies and suggestions. Many people will: Rest their fingers

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Hip bursitis treatments

Over the years we have seen many patients with hip pain. Many of them having a “hip bursitis,” or more commonly a trochanteric bursitis or iliopsoas bursitis. Sometimes both. The iliopsoas bursitis is felt in the groin area on the inside of the hip. The trochanteric bursitis is felt on the outer part of the hip. However, most of the patients we see may or may not have a bursitis even though they have a diagnosis of one and they are on anti-inflammatory medications. Bursitis is an inflammation of the protective, fluid filled sacs that prevent excessive friction between the

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Golfing after hip surgery

Many golfers play as long as they can with a painful hip. Then one day the hip pain becomes severe enough that it is just not worth playing any more. As avid and recreational golfers, many people do not embark on surgery to get themselves back on the course. They get the surgeries because of other quality of life factors or they need to return to work. But as golf is an important aspect of their lives, if they can get back to playing, that would be an added bonus to the surgery. The question many people wrestle with is,

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Hip Tendonitis Injections

People who have tendonitis or bursitis typically are told that they have a problem of inflammation. That is why they have an “itis,” itis meaning inflammation. When they have tendonitis they have inflammation of the tendon. When they have Bursitis, they have inflammation of the bursa. Over the years they have practiced the various remedies of inflammation, that is ice, anti-inflammatories, rest, compression shorts, in the case of a hip problem. In their medical history may be a prescription for physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the problem hip. Even after physical therapy they remain on a pain management cycle.

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Physical therapy while waiting for hip or knee replacement

The general rule in medicine, and certainly one that I have professed in the many years of offering non-surgical options to joint pain, is that non-surgical options or conservative care should always be tried first, and, only when these treatments fail, should surgery be explored as a final option. Typically the traditional non-surgical methods of treating degenerative knee and hip pain include ice, rest, immobilizing the joint with tape, braces, splints, and anti-inflammatory medications, etc. Weight loss is always recommended as the hips and knees are weight-bearing joints, any weight loss will help reducing pain and pressure on the joints.

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Iliotibial band syndrome

Knee pain is one of the most common problems we see at our institute. When it comes to a more active individual, there can be many knee pain causes. One possible cause is Iliotibial band syndrome or more often referred to as IT band syndrome. It is also commonly referred to by patients as “pain on the outside of my knee.” The people I see with this problem are usually long distance runners and those who are starting up a very aggressive exercise routine and they overdo it. The pain of IT band syndrome is very familiar to those who

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