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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 symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

Torn or inflamed?: If torn it will not flex & stays in a somewhat extended position. It also causes a limp since it is involved in push off. Hurts when it happens & may have some calf cramping, but pain goes away fairly fast. If inflamed it hurts in gait push off, u may deal & hear it squeaking. All attempt 2flex is painfull. Torn = surgical, inflamed= activity modification nsaids, ice rest ? Pt also. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

FHL: Tendonitis usually has pain to tendon and on rom of hallux with some get sesmoiditis along wrk it. Swelling may be present. Use rest, ice, compression and elevation and taks some nsaids . If persists see podiatrist in area. ...Read more

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Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis. New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus. What are my options?

Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis.  New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus.  What are my options?

I would try: And figure out what stresses are being placed on the tendon.....For whatever the reason it seems the peroneals have alot of pressure on them.....I would think of how to destrees or remove load from them or whatever is causing them to fail. ...Read more

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MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along the medial ankle to the bottom of the foot to each respective toe. The FHL and FDL tendons, along with the Posterior Tibial Tendon and a Neurovascular bundle run in the tarsal canal, so, yes, inflammation of any of these tendons can affect Tarsal T ...Read more

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Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Yes it can : It can but there are other structures in the area that can cause similar symptoms. Classically posterior deep ankle pain is associated with fhl injuries but have had cases with medial ankle pain. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will i need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

MAYBE: For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF?" I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck! Dr. Latva ...Read more

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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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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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Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.

Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.

Immobilize >therapy: You can order a cast boot online for very little money. $35-$65. These are all removable casts. You need it tall like a real short leg cast. Keep your weight off it. Get crutches or a walker at drug store or good will. You need to immobilize it to allow the atfl ligament to heal. This will take 6 to 8 weeks to knit itself together. After it heals you really need to get therapy to rehab the ankle. ...Read more

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Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more

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Extensor tendon injury. Who treats it?

Hand surgeon: Tendon injuries in the hand are typically treated by a hand surgeon. Hand surgeons can orthopaedic surgeons (like myself), general or plastic surgeons. Look for someone who is board certified and has a certificate of additional qualification (caq) in hand surgery. ...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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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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Is the flexor hallucis longus palpable if there is an injury?

Is the flexor hallucis longus palpable if there is an injury?

It is palpable &=sor: Also flexing the toe is painful. If not palpable & the toe won't move in plantar flexion, this means that it is ruptured. C Ur orthopedist. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a hip flexor injury take to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a hip flexor injury take to heal?

6 - 8 weeks: If you don't have a labral tear the tears should be 90% better by 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

How long will altered sensation last after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Months: Most sensation will return within 3 months, but it can take longer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

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Maybe: With cuts deep enough to cut the tendon, one or both of the nerves in the finger could be cut or "bruised". If it felt normal after the injury, but before surgery, the feeling could be from swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to palpate the flexor hallucis longus or is it too deep? Palpable only with injury?

Is it possible to palpate the flexor hallucis longus or is it too deep? Palpable only with injury?

Depends on where: the muscle belly of the FHL is quite deep and not very palpable but the tendon can be palpated on the underside of the great toe ...Read more

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I have a hip flexor injury from soccer and I have pt for about. 6 weeks, and so should I take ibrouphen everyday to help me?

I have a hip flexor injury from soccer and I have pt for about. 6 weeks, and so should I take ibrouphen everyday to help me?

NSAIDs : Nsaids are not a disease modifying medication. They can help with the symptoms however long term NSAID usage can have negative side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have spastic CP & had my hip flexors released in 01. What can I do for hip flexor pain and spasm that has been recurrent for 3 months after injury?

I have spastic CP & had my hip flexors released in 01. What can I do for hip flexor pain and spasm that has been recurrent for 3 months after injury?

Be seen: I would first consider being seen to accurately determine the cause of your symptoms. X-rays would be useful to rule out serious injury, such as a fracture or dislocation. If everything.Checks out, then physical therapy and/or muscle relaxants are often used for pain from spasm. Thank you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

Torn or inflamed?: If torn it will not flex & stays in a somewhat extended position. It also causes a limp since it is involved in push off. Hurts when it happens & may have some calf cramping, but pain goes away fairly fast. If inflamed it hurts in gait push off, u may deal & hear it squeaking. All attempt 2flex is painfull. Torn = surgical, inflamed= activity modification nsaids, ice rest ? Pt also. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

FHL: Tendonitis usually has pain to tendon and on rom of hallux with some get sesmoiditis along wrk it. Swelling may be present. Use rest, ice, compression and elevation and taks some nsaids . If persists see podiatrist in area. ...Read more

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Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Yes it can : It can but there are other structures in the area that can cause similar symptoms. Classically posterior deep ankle pain is associated with fhl injuries but have had cases with medial ankle pain. ...Read more

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I've had flexor tendonitis for about 6 months because i would not rest. Now I am resting. Does icing for chronic pain as opp. To acute injuries help?

I've had flexor tendonitis for about 6 months because i would not rest.  Now I am resting. Does icing for chronic pain as opp. To acute injuries help?

Rotate ice & heat & : Rotate ice, & heat , & ice, heat, ice each for several minutes. The depth of the injury dictated the time necessary to cool and warm the tissue. Incorporate some very gentle motion not exercise. I would recommend using a proliferationl therapy or prolo therapy injection to control the imflammation and stimulate healing. When prolo therapy is used avoid nsaids and continue the gentle motion not. ...Read more

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Jersey fng/fract distal phalanx. Barely able to bend DIP after injury. Ortho said just stiff, but after 1 wk, still cant. Possible torn flexor tendon?

Jersey finger: Jersey finger is, by definition, injury to the flexor tendon attachment to the distal phalanx of the finger. If you are unable to flex the end joint of the finger at all, there may be a complete tendon tear, possibly requiring surgery. If there is a partial tear, a period of immobilization might be effective to get the tendon to heal. See http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00015 ...Read more

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Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

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Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

Hip flexor injury: Pain from injury to the iliopsoas muscle is usually felt in the front part of the hip, depending on the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains( hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice"( rest, ice, compression , elevation / nsaids ) is most effective for treatment initially . The best advice i can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed ? Benefit... ...Read more

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Could flexor halucis longus muscle injury cause posterior lower leg to appear wider than other leg?

Could flexor halucis longus muscle injury cause posterior lower leg to appear wider than other leg?

Probably not: although the FHL originates from the calf, it would require substantial swelling and therefore pain to demonstrate a noticeable difference in leg circumference... ...Read more

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I have Repetitive strain syndrome or injury from using my hands too much doing typing. Apart from Flexor, Q10 Tramahexal what else can i Use?

I have Repetitive strain syndrome or injury from using my hands too much doing typing. Apart from Flexor, Q10 Tramahexal what else can i Use?

Modify technique: If an activity is causing the problem, stopping it would be the logical step. If your livelihood depends on it, you will have to modify your hand position to keep the wrists as straight as possible when typing. A wrist guard at night may help. Consult an orthopedist if problem persists. ...Read more

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What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

Rest , ice: Not sure exactly which muscles are injured but in general i would use ice and nsaids to alleviate the pain as the pain gradually subsides, i would begin to work on gentle flexibility and strengthening exercises don't be surprised if it takes 6 weeks for the injury to heal. ...Read more

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Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more

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Please tell me the complications of unrepaired severed flexor tendons?

Loss of function of: The finger, hand, wrist, or those in the lower limbs. These need to be repaired and done early, to prevent prolonged recovery, ot, multiple surgeries to improve function. In the hands, your work, or leisure activities would be grossly affected. ...Read more