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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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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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What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

What causes the joint stiffness after a sports injury?

Scar tissue.: You may have arthrofibrosis (scar tissue), within the joint. Sometimes it can be treated with medication, and sometimes it requires surgery, to remove scar tissue. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

Capsular tightness: A rotator cuff tear is usually painful and can spawn a cascade of undesirable events in the surrounding tissues. The muscles attached to the torn cuff tendon can become weak, atrophied and painful. The underlying shoulder capsule can become transiently stiff and noncompliant resulting in a debilitating loss of motion ("frozen shoulder"). Scar tissue/synovitis can accumulate and block motion too. ...Read more

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What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

Sprain: Sometimes a high sprain is referred to the syndesmotic ligament of the tibia and fibula. More often than not it refers to the degree of the sprain ...Read more

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Can you sprain a knee ligament?

Can you sprain a knee ligament?

Absolutely : Sprains of knee ligaments are very common, with the inside ligament, the mcl, leading the way. Acl tears often get the most attention, as they often require surgical reconstruction and athletes to miss 6-12 months of competition. A sprain, by definition, is a partial or full thickness tear of a ligament, a soft tissue structure connecting bone to bone. ...Read more

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What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

Get treat. options: Torn calf muscles are usually treated non-operatively. However, achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more

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Can a knee injury affect the hip and gluteus muscles?

Can a knee injury affect the hip and gluteus muscles?

Hip: Yes if you had a knee injury and you are limping, you can develop pain in the hip, gluteus muscles and even your back. ...Read more

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Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Dislocation: An isolated ligament tear in the knee can cause profound instability but rarely if ever a "dislocation" of the knee. Typically you would need at least 3 ligaments torn to cause a dislocation. A single ligament such as the lcl may cause a sense of subluxation (partial separation) of the joint but not a dislocation. ...Read more

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How to differentiate hip dislocation, tendonitis or some cartilage problem?

How to differentiate hip dislocation, tendonitis or some cartilage problem?

Orthopaedic consult: If you are experiencing hip pain, the best place to seek evaluation would be with an orthopaedic surgeon. Xrays and a thorough examination will usually be able to identify the cause of the pain. Appropriate treatment can then be recommended. ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem after fall and freacture?

Hip flexor muscle problem after fall and freacture?

Usually not: Hip flexor damage usually is due to sudden contraction of hip flexor muscles such as in kicking activity, running, or excessive use of these muscles. May occur suddenly and cause a muscle "pull" pain followed by muscle spasm, weakness, and inability to continue actitivy. Occasionally falls may contribute to the problem with overstretching damage to the muscles in front of the hip (iliopsoas). ...Read more

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What kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

What kind of knee brace is good to prevent a sports knee injury?

None.: There are no proven braces that help prevent knee injuries. However, we feel that a hinged knee brace may offer some support for the knee. Hinged knee braces can be found at most sporting goods stores. ...Read more

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Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Sounds like: it means mild injury to ligaments. If you are having symptoms, you need medical evaluation, because these finding do not fully explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all without surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

Separate structures: The acl is a ligament in the center of the knee that holds the knee together by preventing certain knee rotations and translations. The kneecap (or patella) is a bone in the front if the knee that assists the quad muscles in straightening your knee. The play very different roles in the knee. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

What kind of doctor operates on anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries?

Acl recon: Acl reconstructions should be performed by Orthopaedic surgeons with experience doing them ! Look on Yelp or health grades .Ask your primary dr as well ...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 kind of doctor is it that deals with a sports/joint/tendon/muscle injury?

What kind of doctor is it that deals with a sports/joint/tendon/muscle injury?

Choice of physicians: Typically your primary care physican can treat a soft tissue injury. They however may refer you to a physcian who specializes in these areas. These physcians can include an orthopaedic surgeon, physiatrist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would deal with / tendon / joint / and muscle injuries?

What kind of doctor would deal with / tendon / joint / and muscle injuries?

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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What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

Different kinds: The doctors that typically deal with muscle injuries would be orthopedists and physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Sports medicine doctors would also be qualified to deal with this. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should ice or heat be used for joint or muscle/tendon pain?

Doctors can you tell me when should ice or heat be used for joint or muscle/tendon pain?

Ice for : Inflammation such as swelling in a joint, redness, bruising or sprain. Heat for muscle soreness spasm or strain. In general it is bad to put heat on a joint injury or contusion. If not sure use ice over heat. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

Alot: While mechanisms of injury to these structures may be similar and in many cases treatment may be similar they are very distinct anatomically and in terms of function and healing potential. So it would be important to know the location, type and extent of injury. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Stretching.: Stretching your muscles for 10-15 minutes prior to activity is helpful. Also, warm up slowly and gradually, to loosen up. ...Read more

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If a doctor gave me a boot for a muscle injury in front middle of ankle, how long would I likely be wearing it for? Thank you in advance!

I would of asked the: Doctor. I would imagine something like two weeks at which time it could be reevaluated, unless the doctor had already given a diagnosis of something more serious. ...Read more

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Had a hip muscle injury 6 months back, not yet cured. Suddenly I am hearing painless cracking and popping sounds in my joints, no swelling or redness.

Had a hip muscle injury 6 months back, not yet cured. Suddenly I am hearing painless cracking and popping sounds in my joints, no swelling or redness.

No worry if no pain: I typically don't worry about painless popping and cracking of joints, even if asymmetric. Painful popping does need a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I injured my hand in a contact sport. Wanted to check if it’s just a muscle injury from contact or could be broken hand bones, which would need an X-ray?

Hi, I injured my hand in a contact sport. Wanted to check if it’s just a muscle injury from contact or could be broken hand bones, which would need an X-ray?

If any doubt...: ...go get checked, and get the x-ray. Sorry, but we can't examine you from here. Nor are the absences of bruising, diminished range of motion, or severe pain definitive for a non-fracture. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury ? Or that promote healthy ones?

Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury ? Or that promote healthy ones?

Many can help: I advise an anti-inflammatory diet: http://bit.Ly/1awxd11 important nutrients include vitamin c, b6, b12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see http://www.Terrytalksnutrition.Com/weekly-articles/2010/10-01/stay-connected-healthy-ligaments-and-tendons/ homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav). Some advise taking collagen. ...Read more

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Should I have blood work done? What kind of doctor? I have been having muscle cramps and spasms. (even though i take potassium). I have been fatigued. Joint pain and stiffness

Should I have blood work done? What kind of doctor? I have been having muscle cramps and spasms. (even though i take potassium). I have been fatigued. Joint pain and stiffness

It : It is not readily apparent what the cause of your symptoms is. Suggest that you start with a work up by your primary care provider. It may be something that can be treated at that level. However, the results of the evaluation should be able to give your provider a direction to go in if a specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references: https://www.learnvest.com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html https://www.freetrainers.com/ ...Read more

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When should ice or heat be used for hand joint or muscle/tendon pain?

When should ice or heat be used for hand joint or muscle/tendon pain?

Heat up, cool down: underworked stiff tendons respond to heat such as in the am after sleep or after sitting. while too much over doing it and inflammation needs cold to calm down. its actually pretty simple. think of an athlete ...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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How can I differentiate between joint pain and pain from tendons when a doctor or asks for my symptoms?

How can I differentiate between joint pain and pain from tendons when a doctor or asks for my symptoms?

You can't: The symptoms are often similar. The doctor should be able to make that distinction. If unsure, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Lots of joint, tendon n ligament problems after menopause. Doc said it's related to menopause. Any test to prove that n any treatment options? HRT?

Lots of joint, tendon n ligament problems after menopause. Doc said it's related to menopause. Any test to prove that n any treatment options? HRT?

Ligaments: I am fairly confident it is not related to menopause. Chiropractic treatments don't appear to be working. Make an appointment to see an Orthopedic surgeon. If you have not seen a Gynecologist recently please set up an appointment. ...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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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more