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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Arthritis and Rheumatism
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?
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.
Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University