Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health Conditions A - L > Arthritis

Arthritis For both Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Frequent Bursitis and Tendinitis

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-14-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
Dogmom
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1
Default Frequent Bursitis and Tendinitis

Hello all. This is my first post here but I am looking for some information and hope that someone here might have an idea. Would there be a disease or syndrome that would cause someone to have tendinitis or bursitis in multiple locations? At this particular time I have chronic tennis elbow in my left elbow, some kind of issue on my left hand at the base of the thumb that is painful with certain movement, something that hurts at the end of the ulnar bone on my right wrist, and something that feels like bone spurs in my right shoulder that makes sleeping on that side very difficult. Periodically the right elbow gets tennis elbow also.

This is not fibromyalgia, but issues of either a tendinitis or bursitis. I'm just wondering if the pattern sounds similar to anyone else here. Thanks for any information. If this is not the proper place for this question, I apologize.
Dogmom is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
gittel krakauer (08-28-2009)
Unread 03-14-2007, 11:56 PM   #2
Jo*mar
Co-Administrator
Community Support Team
 
Jo*mar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pacific NW USA
Posts: 20,523
My Mood:
Default

Hello dogmom,
You might want to come over to the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome forum.
Have you had any xrays- those would have showed if arthritis was the culprit?

here's a link to our TOS forum- come read and see if it sounds like your symptoms.
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forumdisplay.php?f=24
__________________

.
Check the Helpful sticky threads near the top of every forum.
site FAQ's
.

Use the search tool to find information posted in other NT threads & posts
Search link -
.

NT Guidelines
.



.


.
Jo*mar is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-28-2007, 08:47 PM   #3
semurray
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NE PA
Posts: 5
Default

I have the same thing, tendonitis of both elbows, ankles, pain at the base of the thumb which my GP says is probably arthritis, new pain at the wrist which goes up the arm. I have osteoarthritis (OA). It's in my spine from top to bottom, right now due to pain in my ankles my podiatrist suspects that the OA is in the soft tissue and has not yet begun the bone injury (he took xrays). I have widespread tendonitis with this, whatever it is. I have taken PT for the neck and back and on their billing and physician notes they have either written myositis or myofacsical pain. Now these are two very different issues. The neurologist has not told me exactly what this is besides OA. He sent me to PT, I endured 16 weeks. Sometimes it was good and sometimes it was bad because they treated me for unrelated stuff. Spent one month on SIS (shoulder impingement syndrome) that I do not nor have ever had, no pain in shoulders. I had a massage to separate the pectoral major and minor muscles, this massage is brutal and I was bruised to the point that my general surgeon (some breast cysts) was shocked and asked how that happened and when I said PT massage of pectoral muscles he demanded to know who had sent me for that so I told him who. He was really most annoyed at the bruises. He wrote down the docs name so I don't know if he called him on it or not.

Tell me, when you palpate the painful spot on your elbows and follow up along the inside of the arm is it painful all the way to the underarm? and down the arm as well? Yeah if so it's not something that anyone can answer. However, at PT they had the hand therapist take a look because I also have a band of tough tissue above the elbows, that is myofascial tissue. The hand therapist stated as such and added she could massage it out with a script from the doctor. I had just had the pec massage and I said "No, I will deal with this on my own."

Myfascial Pain is not Fibromyalgia although they seem to lump it with FM. It has something to do with the end plates, where muscle, tendon and the bone meet. It can be felt unlike FM, you can actually feel the hard or hardened tissue. Usually it is from over use in my case that was not true, neither is the term "tennis elbow". Haven't played tennis since high school a very long time ago. In my case I think it is part of the arthritis or the arthritic process.

I hear you and I understand exactly where you are at. You need to have this assessed by a good Rheumatologist as they really are well versed in musculoskeletal diseases and disease process. Neurologist can help as well but generally this would be for a Rheumatologist.
semurray is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-07-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
eroberts6
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
Default

I actually have a problem similar to that. I have been diagnosed with tendinitis in my left knee, but I have frequent pain in my right knee also. My right wrist often hurts, as do both ankles. I have sprained my right ankle once, but I've never sprained or broken any other body part. (except my nose)
I really wonder if there may be some disease or condition that causes my tendons to become weak.
When I was diagnosed with tendinitis, the doctor said that my knee cap had a black spot on it that he said might have been a bruised bone. Maybe that's a syptom for something that I've just never heard of?
Also, I'm only 18, so I seriously doubt that I have any type of arthritis, but I guess it is possible.
eroberts6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
mistiis
Senior Member
 
mistiis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Between my head and my heart...
Posts: 1,060
Default eroberts6...fyi

....when my daughter was about your age, she sustained an injury at work. She got a very hard hit to her shinbone on one leg. It got really bruised. But, no big deal, right? A few months later she developed lumps on that leg, close to the shin bone. They kept getting bigger, very scary! We took her for x-rays. The doc could see these in the soft-tissue, but did not think they were cancerous, which was our first thought. Then she was sent to another doc who did an MRI. Turned out to be some kind of reaction by the body to that injury. She was treated with an NSAID for about 6 weeks and it resolved. Thank goodness! Injuries to the joints can set up a trype of arthritic process and should be evaluated as soon as possible. Because, left untreated, it can lead to deterioration. I know, I have had tons of problems with my shoulders from dislocations. And may have to have one replaced. Not a pleasant thought I have had one neck fusion and may have to have another. I believe that it has been an arthritic process set up by a neck injury when I was a teen. My advice to young people: treat your body with respect!!!!! Everything you do now will effect your health for years to come should you be fortunate enough to live a long life. OK, done ranting.
__________________

.
...there is always a joy waiting to bloom
LOVE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER........
.


"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"
Thoreau

~ You can give without loving, but you cannot love
without giving. ~


.


Holding you dear pono (((hugs)))
mistiis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-30-2008, 12:35 AM   #6
Dmom3005
Wise Elder
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 8,129
My Mood:
Default

Not exactly sure if its the same. But I continuely get what seems to
be bursitis in my left shoulder. Nothing works for a long period for
it.

Donna
Dmom3005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #7
lapmorely
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eroberts6 View Post
I actually have a problem similar to that. I have been diagnosed with tendinitis in my left knee, but I have frequent pain in my right knee also. My right wrist often hurts, as do both ankles. I have sprained my right ankle once, but I've never sprained or broken any other body part. (except my nose)
I really wonder if there may be some disease or condition that causes my tendons to become weak.
When I was diagnosed with tendinitis, the doctor said that my knee cap had a black spot on it that he said might have been a bruised bone. Maybe that's a syptom for something that I've just never heard of?
Also, I'm only 18, so I seriously doubt that I have any type of arthritis, but I guess it is possible.
My daughter is 26 and she has problems similar to you. She has been very active all her life. Recently she has had patellar tendonitis in both knees, tendonitis in both wrists, and posterior tibialis tendonitis in both ankles. She had blood tests for systemic diseases like RA and lupus, and they were all negative. She doesn't have joint pain, just tendonitis. What did your doctor say is causing all your tendonitis. Her doctor acts like it is all in her head!
lapmorely is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-03-2009, 07:41 PM   #8
Dmom3005
Wise Elder
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 8,129
My Mood:
Default

With all that pain, she needs a new doctor. Sorry, I am one that has
pain in different parts at different times. And I was ignored for years.

And finally when I started listening to my body, so did the doctor's.

I am now waiting on getting back blood work taken today. I'm not sure
what my Nurse practioner meant. i just know it sounds like I have
more than fibromyalgia, which makes sense to me.

I have a good friend that has Lupus and some other things. And she has
told me, my symtoms tell her I need better treatment.

Donna
Dmom3005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-16-2009, 12:28 AM   #9
meems
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Default

I am with you all!

4 yrs ago I had surgery on both elbows 6 weeks apart...it's back, right now I have pain in 10 different locations of tendons & 2 bursa spots. Naproxen is my best friend.

One thing after months of searching and no answers from Drs. yet, I have it narrowed down to 3 things..

1) Mesenchymal syndrome, collegen related, the wrong collegen is being produced so you don't have normal repair, also called disorganized collegen.

2) Hypermobility, I meet 3 of the 5 checkpoints.

3) Nonarticular Rheumatism

I have been to site after site, find lots of people posting they have this problem but nobody ever has an answer, so I kept digging & digging & that is what I've found so far. My newest Rheumatology Appt is in 2 weeks, so I'm crossing my fingers I get some firm answers there!
meems is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-28-2009, 10:33 PM   #10
swiftfox
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2
Default

These sound like my symptoms - tendinitis/tendinosis in knees, elbows, hands, hips, and sometimes shoulders, and one of my ankles even got into the act at one point. Plus I dislocated both kneecaps within a three-month period, and also have some muscle cramps but I don't know if that's related. It all started about two years ago, and I'm 31 now.

I've also been to lots of doctors and had lots of tests but they keep coming back negative. Has anyone gotten a diagnosis for anything like this at all? It just seems like the connective tissue is weakened and/or not healing well, but no one seems to have any ideas why this might be the case. Meems, your ideas sound like possibilities for sure - but are there other conditions that could cause this as well?

Also, has anyone found any meds, exercises or other therapies that have helped treat this kind of pain? I am trying to keep in shape but my physical therapist keeps telling me to stop doing whatever it is I'm doing (biking, strengthening, swimming, etc.) as soon as I start getting substantial pain. I'm getting ultrasound therapy for my elbows right now and kinesiotaping the heck out of them but I don't think that's helping.

Also, meems, I might lay off the naproxen if I were you. I had about a 6-month period of really bad pain flareups, and in retrospect I think the severity might have been due to doping myself up with high doses of naproxen. When I found out that naproxen interferes with collagen deposition (and hence healing) I went off it, and though the pain continued the episodes after that were not as severe. Anyhow, it's just an idea.
swiftfox is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
antonina (08-05-2011)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hospitals aid frequent fliers' DocJohn Health News Headlines 0 10-25-2006 02:30 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives