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Does a hand tendon injury have major presenting symptoms?

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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Hand Tendon Injury (Definition)

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 ...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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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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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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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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Can someone help me verify that this is an Achilles tendon injury? It feels tight and hurts when i stretch.

See below: If you only have tightness and slight pain when you stretch it is probably not an achilles tendon injury.

If you have pain on walking or exercising then it may be. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could go school with tendon injury?

Sure You Can: Why would a tendon injury stop you from going to school? Keep studying and the tendon injury will heal on its own or with the help of your doctor. Consider seeing a specialist that may provide regenerative medicine procedures that can help heal these injuries faster. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Should i continue to take ciprofloxacin 500mg as I have a tendon injury?

Talk to your doctor: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been known to cause depositionof crystals in tendons. I t is necessary to evaluate the reason yoiu are takingit an dweigh the circumstances with your physiican. ...Read more

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How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: If you have completely torn your achilles, then it is not something to ignore. It needs to be evaluated and treated, either by surgery or at least casting. If it is an overuse injury causing tendonitis, then rest, ice and antiinflammatories may help. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about finger tendon injury?

What do you think I should do about finger tendon injury?

Hand specialist.: You should see an orthopedic hand specialist. finger tendon injuries can be very serious, and can require surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from running?

What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from  running?

Rest: This can be very serious and a precursor to rupturing the tendon. You should rest, ice and take time off. If there is any swelling or bruising, or inability to walk, you need to see a dr. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an Achilles tendon injury after my motorcycle accident?

How can I tell if I have an Achilles tendon injury after my motorcycle accident?

Weak plantar flexion: When walking, the calf muscle contracts, your foot pushes down, and you are propelled forward. If your foot is forced up while the gastroc is contracting, you can tear the Achilles tendon. A partial tear may be more swollen and sore than weak, while a complete tear is weak. Lie on your stomach with your knee flexed, squeeze your calf, and your foot should plantar flex if the tendon is intact. ...Read more

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Low long willa tendon injury last?

Low long willa tendon injury last?

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 ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

Physical therapy.: Physical therapy may be beneficial. Check with your treating doctor to see if physical therapy is an option for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

Several items: As long as you are sure that it is not torn, you can rest it, use ice, compression and elevation.
You may want to put a pad in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon when standing & walking. ...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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What do I do if possible Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles: This can be treated by either your podiatrist or your orthopod. But an evaluation is in order for sure. ...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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How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

Immobilization: Hi:

the quickest road to recovery is cast immobilization and not try to dance through the injury.

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What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

Loss of extension: An intact patellar tendon is necessary to full straighten out or extend the knee. With a complete rupture, you will not be able to actively extend your knee against gravity. There may also be a defect which you may be able to feel with your finger where the defect occurred. Partial tears or tendinitis present with pain over the tendon. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Important : To determine the extent of the injury. If the tendon is itself injured bad, it is possible you should not walk on it. Is their any open skin?
Is it simply a tendonitis? If allowed to walk, often a heel lift is recommended. You may or not need immobilization while weight bearing though. ...Read more

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Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Tendon: Tendons have clear indications for immediate reconstruction and care. Ligament injuries are not visualized on x-ray, and are usually not treated in cases of fracture. If you have persistent myofascial pain or instability from injury seek a physician who has learned prolotherapy techniques for rehabilitation. Also, anti-inflamatory medicines taken for injury block ligaments from "self healing". ...Read more

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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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