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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

Over stretching: Most achilles tendon injuries are either from direct trauma or from overstretching of the foot in a dorsi flexion position, (toes going upward toward the shin. ...Read more

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Ruptured tendon shoveling?

Ruptured tendon shoveling?

Yes: The proximal or distal biceps or the rotator cuff are the most common tendons injured when shoveling. ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise.Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles problems: Sometimes an in jury to this area feels like a popping and it immediately causes sharp pain and a limp. Pain at the back of the heel, worsened by walking barefoot or trying to toe-raise are also signs. See your local podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Yes: It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing. If it is not repaired, it will be difficult to walk especially on stairs. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Yes: Rest, ice and stop physical activity which lead to you having the flare up. See a podiatrist, because improper gait can cause excess stress on the achilles. Excess stress over time may lead toa complete rupture. ...Read more

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Ruptured tendon rehab possible?

Ruptured tendon rehab possible?

Yes and no: Rehab is possible for a small rotator cuff tear. Surgery is necessary for a bicep, achilles or patellar tendon rupture. ...Read more

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How much does an MRI typically cost, in order to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury?

How much does an MRI typically cost, in order to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: There is a big variety and it is definitely worth calling around for different prices, make sure you ask for full payment cash discount. Hospitals are more expensive than smaller imaging centers. Around here, the lowest price is $250. ...Read more

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Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Yes: Multiple ankle sprains can lead to micro tears in the achilles and other ligaments around the area. An MRI would indicate if you have torn the achilles and to what extent. ...Read more

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How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Possible: Chronic achilles tendonitis may lead to rupture. We are talking years of swelling of the tendon causing micro tears in the tendon. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can patella tendonitis develop into a torn ligament?

Can patella tendonitis develop into a torn ligament?

Yes: Any time there is enough inflammation in a tendon and with the right stress, the tendon can rupture. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician for consultation if concerned. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

See a podiatrist: This can be serious and needs to have a tear ruled out. Try elevation of the heel to take pressure off of the achilles, compression wrap and ice. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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Achilles Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Conditions affecting the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Injuries can include soreness from overuse or ...Read more