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Why could injury or illness to a tendon affect the ability of the attached muscle to move a bone?

Why could injury or illness to a tendon affect the ability of the attached muscle to move a bone?

Attachment to bone: The muscle which is the engine of joint movement can only function through its attachment to the bone by way of the tendon. While there are many distinct types of tendons, some broad and others narrow, they are always the interface between muscle and bone. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

This : This sounds like a very serious injury. If you are unable to use your hand or move your finger that may mean that the ligaments or tendons were severely damaged, this may not heal on it's own. Please see your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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I had an MRI and xrays nothing showed but that i now have swelling of the Achilles tendon and an extra bone and muscle after 7 month ankle injury?

I had an MRI and xrays nothing showed but that i now have swelling of the Achilles tendon and an extra bone and muscle after 7 month ankle injury?

What exactly : Is your question? Achilles tendonitis and an extra bone. The injury did not cause the extra bone. It could of caused the tendonitis but you did not share what the injury was. Are you asking what to do now? Physical therapy is good for the tendon, sometimes docs advocate immobilization, others like eccentric excercises. Heel lifts may be helpful.Or immobilization in a cam walker type boot. ...Read more

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What could a cause of my chronic hip pain be? Doctors have determined its not from my tendons, muscle, or bones from an MRI they took.

What could a cause of my chronic hip pain be? Doctors have determined its not from my tendons, muscle, or bones from an MRI they took.

SIJ: 30 yo male has chronic "hip" pain undiagnosed by MRI. Common cause is sacroiliac joint (SIJ) subluxation disorder, which is a joint hypermobility disorder absent inflammation & undetected by all imaging studies, including SPECT scans. Diagnosis is made by a fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block & evaluation by an Osteopath. SIJ disorder is epidemic amongst young male extreme sport enthusiasts. ...Read more

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My mother is 70 years old, weak bones, weak muscles, weak tendons. What is a great supplement for her?

My mother is 70 years old, weak bones, weak muscles, weak tendons. What is a great supplement for her?

Vitamin d3 2,000 IU: The single best supplement to address these concerns in addition to a balanced diet would be vitamin d3 2, 000 iu daily. Strong bones are needed to be able to build stong muscles and tendons. Vitamin d is frequently lacking. Calcium is usually sufficient in most individuals diet. Vitamin d deficiency is also linked with depression and loss of cognition. ...Read more

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Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Tendintis vs. CTS: Both diagnoses, dequervain's tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can be seen in "new" moms. Dequervain's is more common with pain at the wrist below the thumb. It can be painful with breastfeeding due to sustained posture. Carpal tunnel would be associated with pain, numbness noted when awakening. It also can be caused by extreme wrist posture while breast feeding. Both can respond to splints. ...Read more

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I was told that I have an accessory bone in my foot, per X-ray. Does this increase the likelihood of an accessory muscle/tendon near the ankle?

I was told that I have an accessory bone in my foot, per X-ray. Does this increase the likelihood of an accessory muscle/tendon near the ankle?

No.: Accessory bones are fairly common, and some are within the tendons. Unless there are symptoms of pain or limited use, these are not usually clinically important. There are some variations in the number of muscles and corresponding tendons, but these are less common, and usually do not cause any problems by themselves. These can be injured with trauma and mimic other disease processes. ...Read more

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My sensory abilities decreasing, problems with bowel and bladder, my muscles & bones hurt, the worst was sometimes i'm unable to do anything?

My sensory abilities decreasing, problems with bowel and bladder, my muscles & bones hurt, the worst was sometimes i'm unable to do anything?

See your doctor: You should get evaluated. This sounds like a neuromuscular disease and needs proper diagnosis, you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?

How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it?  What would cause this to just happen?

Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age , overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee(esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment . Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Yes: Often in trauma, the x-ray visible injuries receive the most attention. Muscle tears may heal in a shortened length so that joint movement becomes limited over time. Tendon and ligament injuries become apparent when return to forceful or work activity brings out myofascial pain or instability complaints. A soft tissue examination will be needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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What type of condition/injury would cause the peroneal tendon on one leg to stick out and cause pain along the bone as it ascends?

What type of condition/injury would cause the peroneal tendon on one leg to stick out and cause pain along the bone as it ascends?

Many mechanism : When foot in inversion position and reflex kick to evert. Is the most commonly. Transverse plane injury ...Read more

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Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?

Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?

Yes: Pec major tendon tears are much less common than rot cuff tears and are usually related to an eccentric contraction while bench pressing. Tears in the muscle belly can be treated non-operatively. Tears off the humerus leave a deformity in the axillary fold( near the armpit) and almost always require surgical fixation of the tendon back to the humerus. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

No: Thyroid function is independent of traumatic injuries, unless they occur to the thyroid itself. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad ankle bone pain outside my ankle the tendon that runs along side on ankle hurts no injury what could b causing this?

I've been having really bad ankle bone pain outside my ankle the tendon that runs along side on ankle hurts no injury what could b causing this?

Many things: This sounds like it is corresponding to a nerve path. If so, it can be caused by any abnormality along the nerve. Old injuries, arthritis, bone spurs, etc could all cause this. If over-the-counter medications don't relieve the symptoms you may need to see your doctor and/or an orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...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