How can I take care of tendonitis, a side effect of levaquin?

Tendonitis is best treated with rest, as much as possible. Try not to aggravate the inflamed area by avoiding activities that cause pain and swelling. Ice may help as well. You can try nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen (Aleve, others), or products containing acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) in an attempt to reduce the discomfort associated with tendonitis. However, please talk to your doctor about the best type of anti-inflammatory or pain medication to use based on your medical history. You can also ask your doctor about physical therapy - you might benefit from a program of specific exercise designed to stretch and strengthen the affected muscle and tendon.  If you don't feel your doctor is addressing your concerns, you may want to seek a second opinion. Perhaps your doctor can recommend someone that specializes in sports medicine or rheumatology for the treatment of conditions that affect the joints.

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