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Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Could be: Without a full exam, this is difficult to get a complete picture. Some people will hear and feel popping from tendon injury but others will experience similar symptoms from joint injuries. This is probably something that you want to have evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist). ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Injuries (Definition)

Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete ...Read more


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Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?

Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?

Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?

Anytime: There is a major injury near or at a joint you run the risk of arthritis. Arthritis come s in many different forms but generally it is loss of cartilage and loss of rom. Pain and inflamation of the joint occurs as well. ...Read more

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How concerning is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

The reason To: Take care of something is to ensure the condition does not worsen. Example: a strained posterior tibial tendon in a person with a flatfoot could potentially be devastating if not treated. ...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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Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another ?

Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another ?

Potentially : Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

Leg injury: The achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. An injury to the achilles tendon could be tendinitis (inflammation) from overuse, direct trauma such as being kicked, sprain or strain from being subjected to a strong force, or a tear of the fibers of the tendon. ...Read more

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Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a torn ligament ?

Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a 
torn ligament
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Perhaps: How the pain started, and other important questions, as well as a physical exam is needed to know for sure. Burning pain is not the most common description of how a torn ligament feels, but each person's pain sensation is different. Torn ligaments re usually acutely painful and related to injury or a misstep, and can have locking or buckling of the knee. ...Read more

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For a tendon tear. is it ok to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon without a huge amount of pain or would it be something else?

Tough problem.: Pt tendon is our strong stabilizer of the foot and ankle. Without it, you can't go on your toes and your foot significantly flattens down in the inside arch. The longer you allow it to function that way, the worse your foot will feel, look and function. Many Podiatrists in your area. Go have it checked if you haven't yet. ...Read more

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Is meniscal calcification in my knee a sure sign of osteoarthritis?

Is meniscal calcification in my knee a sure sign of osteoarthritis?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily. The calcification could be a residual finding from a prior injury to the knee. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ligament tears in a foot and ankle due to an inversion injury?

What are symptoms of ligament tears in a foot and ankle due to an inversion injury?

Several: Bruising, swelling and pain on repeat inversion should be suspicious for ligament injury. Have it checked by a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx." this is exactly what happ

How would you treat a spiral finger fracture? I read this phrase as part of another q/a -- "a leash or rope injury with torque or rotatory force on a finger will cause a spiral fracture of a metacarpal. A fracture of a phalanx."  this is exactly what happ

If : If this has just happened (like in the last week) you should see a hand surgeon. If your finger already twists when you bend it, it will heal in this position unless reduced. Spiral fractures can often be treated with wires (temporary) after reduction or sometimes with plates and/or screws. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

No : They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments are soft tissue structures that can prevent tendons from bowstringing or help stabilize certain bones. ...Read more

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Is a displacement of a medial mensicus root considered a tear? I have a lot of pain when standing and straighting the knee what could that be?

Is a displacement of a medial mensicus root considered a tear?  I have a lot of pain when standing and straighting the knee what could that be?

Yes: A root avulsion is just a tear which involves the very corner of the meniscus. Symptomatically it is the same as a meniscus tear. Surgically, it is a bit harder to repair, but a skilled arthroscopist should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Inner side of my left knee hurt. Is that a ligament or is pateller tendinitis?

Inner side of my left knee hurt. Is that a ligament or is pateller tendinitis?

Depends: There are several structures on the inside or medial aspect of the knee. The mcl ligament, medial meniscus and then you also have several tendons that attach just below the inside of the knee. The patella tendon is located at the knee cap so that shouldn't cause pain on the inside of the knee. ...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