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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

Dr. Toni Lin
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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 you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12-year old osteogenic patient?

Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12-year old osteogenic patient?

Rest, ice pm,heat am: Not sure it is an alternative treatment but in an oi patient it just take a little longer but rest if painful, ice 15 minutes on 15 minutes off in the evening and heat in the am to decrease the amount of inflammation while the tissue heals itself. ...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 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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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 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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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

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

Depends...: Complete tear: usually surgery, depending on activity and health of the patient.
Partial tear: usually protected or non weightbearing for a period of about 6 weeks
strained, no tear: rest, protected weightbearing in a boot or shoe with a raised heel.
Many of these scenarios will benefit from physical therapy, at home or by a professional, at some point in the healing. ...Read more

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How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

See below: Usually the tendon is immobolized and after inflamation subsides, physical therapy is used for rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What is preventing my Achilles tendon injury from healing?

What is preventing my Achilles tendon injury from healing?

See below: It could be many things but the most common is that you are not giving it enough rest. ...Read more

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How much does an MRI typically cost, in order to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury?

How much does an MRI typically cost, in order to diagnose an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: There is a big variety and it is definitely worth calling around for different prices, make sure you ask for full payment cash discount. Hospitals are more expensive than smaller imaging centers. Around here, the lowest price is $250. ...Read more

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For what reason can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury or degeneration?

For what reason can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury or degeneration?

Many reasons may be: The injury could have happened for the same reason that it is now difficult to heal: metabolic/ hormonal/ medication side effects.
However, other things can produce chronic inflammation as well, such as fibromyalgia for example.
After the injury, a proper stretching routine, physical therapy are important, but the recovery may still take over a year on occasion. ...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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What's the best way to cure tendon injury?

Most need surgery: Most tendon injuries require surgery to repair or reattach them to bone. Some will heal on their own, but in most cases there will be some loss of function (weakness, decreased movement).

Also, in many cases the repair needs to be done within a week or two. Waiting longer results in scarring which makes the repair more difficult and less likely to work as well. ...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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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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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 a 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 are signs of partial Achilles tendon injury?

Pain, swelling : To the achilles, maybe weakness in plantar flexing the foot. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: Ice, elevate, nsaids. See a dr. To make sure you do not have a tear ...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)

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