Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Arthritis and Rheumatism

Sed Rate

07/31/2007

Question:

I have RA and my sed rate has been normal for awhile now. I have an inflamed tendon. Would that cause my sed rate to rise and is there much of a rise?

Answer:

If you have a local tendinitis it usually does not cause a significant elevation in sed rate unless it's a major tendinitis such as a rotator cuff tendinitis or Achilles tendinitis. It also depends on the severity of the tendinitis.

For more information:

Go to the Arthritis and Rheumatism health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Johnny  Su, MD Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University