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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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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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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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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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Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...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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Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...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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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...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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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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Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Does ankle torn ligament effect basketball skills?

Yes: Until complete healing occurs it will effect your skills. Basket ball is a very demanding sport with sudden stops, pivots etc.. If haven't been checked please do so and healing time will be determined once grade of sprain is determined. ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem?

Hip flexor muscle problem?

Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis . What can be done ?

My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst.   As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis .  What can be done
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All can be treated: All your conditions can be treated by an orthopedic doctor.So I suggest you make an apt with an orthopedic doctor if not already done ...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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I ruptured a flexor tendon in my hand.See Ortho in 2 days. taking diclofenac & bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI. Vyvanse 50mg(ADHD) What can I take for pain?

I ruptured a flexor tendon in my hand.See Ortho in 2 days. taking diclofenac & bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for UTI. Vyvanse 50mg(ADHD) What can I take for pain?

Diclofenac : Diclofenac is a non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Take it 6 to 8 hrs up to three times a day. If it does not improve let the surgeon evaluate it. ...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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What's the treatment for tendon injury in hand?

What's the treatment for tendon injury in hand?

PT and More: It depends on where is the Injury is and if there was surgery done. But most of the Musculoskeletal injuries are treated with proper Physical therapy, and Anti inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofen for reducing Pain and swelling. Ice application also helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand tendon injury?

What is the treatment for hand tendon injury?

A HAND tendon may: Require surgery, splinting or observation depending upon the location, the percentage of injury and the preconditions prior to the injury. However a prompt assesment by a hand surgeon or a comparably trained health care provider is needed to determine the proper course of action. Hand surgeons are well versed in these decisions http://getahanddoc.Blogspot.Com/. ...Read more

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Does a hand tendon injury have major presenting symptoms?

Loss of function: If a tendon is cut or ruptures, it can no longer straighten or bend the joint it is crossing. So if you lose the ability to bend or straighten a joint, there is a good chance you have a tendon injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand tendon injury?

What is the definition or description of: Hand tendon injury?

See below: Tendons are tubular soft tissue structured that connect muscles to bones. When muscles contract, they pull on tendons which transmit that force to the bones causing motion. Tendons can be injured by over use or sudden injury. When they occur in the hand they would be described as hand tendon injuries. Severe hand tendon injuries may require surgery and extensive rehab. ...Read more

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Recently posted about extensor tendon injury. Just woke up from sleep with a severe sharp, burning, gnawing pain in my hand and knuckles. Is serious?

Recently posted about extensor tendon injury. Just woke up from sleep with a severe sharp, burning, gnawing pain in my hand and knuckles. Is serious?

Unlikely: If this is the first time this has happenned prob. Nothing to worry about. If u have stiffness and pain in knuckle joints of hand more frequently, esp in am, u may want to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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14 days ago had cortisone into a diffuse thickening of flexor tendon sheath of left ring finger with triggering evident. Still have severe pain ?

14 days ago had cortisone into a diffuse thickening of flexor tendon sheath of left ring finger with triggering evident. Still have severe pain ?

May need repeat: steroid injection. Hopefully the injection can be done under ultrasound guidance to make sure the steroid goes into the tendon sheath and not elsewhere. Failure of a second injection may indicate need for surgery to fix the trigger finger (usually a problem with the A1 pulley). ...Read more

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My flexor tendons are swollen on the palm of my hand. It is chronic, my ortho said heat is best but will that make the swelling go down?

My flexor tendons are swollen on the palm of my hand.  It is chronic, my ortho said heat is best but will that make the swelling go down?

Depends: The question is really why do you have the swelling? If this does not resolve with the anti-inflammatory medication you are taking, then further testing may be warranted to determine the cause of your swelling. ...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 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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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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Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

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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Can you have nerve damage after having septic flexor tendon synovitis?

Can you have nerve damage after having septic flexor tendon synovitis?

After a severe : Case in a finger there may be a feeling of numbness associated simply with swelling and the resudual swelling. However with ischemia and prolonged pressure nerves may be affected though in the absencee of a sharp injury or a crush injury one may expect recovery. Severe forearm cases are different and may be associated with high pressures in the muscular compartments that could lead to more issue. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more