Inflamed tendon

Emanol

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Hello,

Today my dad (PLS /UMND) was being massaged by the physical therapist and she noticed that he had an inflammed tendon. Unfortunately, we will not be able to go to the doctor until next week.

Any advise as to how to deal with it in the meantime? He says that it hurts quite a lot. It's in his left leg.

Also, I was left wondering: are inflammed tendons and problems of the sort more common in advanced PLS, due to the increasing rigidity, than in most cases of ALS?

Best,
Emanol
 

KimT

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You can try ice packs because cold reduces inflammation. Most resort to heat because it feels better but if it's true inflammation, cold is better.

NSAIDs can be used. There are also anti-inflammatory diets and that's what I used to get my inflammation markers near zero.
 

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As discussed in another thread, that can reflect overuse, the wrong exercise, lack of stretching, etc. So with this PT or a different one, maybe re-evaluate his routine.
 
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