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Can acupuncture help heal an injured (not ruptured) Achilles tendon?

Can acupuncture help heal an injured (not ruptured) Achilles tendon?

No: There is no scientific evidence that acupuncture actually helps heal any injury. You need to rest for several weeks and then rehab your injury as long as the tendon has not ruptured. ...Read more

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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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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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Need to help alleviate Achilles tendonitis pain?

Need to help alleviate Achilles tendonitis pain?

Ice: Antiinflammatories, gentle stretching, possibly even immobilize with cam walker. ...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. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for Achilles tendon injuries?

Several things: Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

No: This is not usually operated. Get a second opinion locally, or even go up to the mayo clinic. ...Read more

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How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

Many ways: You could have twisted it or stepped in a hole. Excessive stretching of the ligament could create a tear. ...Read more

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Can a tensor bandage help my knee injury?

Can a tensor bandage help my knee injury?

Knee injury: If you mean ace, or a light compression, bandage, the answer is yes. Along with initial ice, elevation, and rest. ...Read more

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What can I do to help an Achilles tendon injury heal more quickly?

Topaz: Tendon injuries can be difficult to treat. Aside from the normal treatments such as rest, therapy, casting or orthotics, some physicians are turning to topaz. Topaz is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to treat the underlying tendon. In the right patient, topaz could speed up healing times considerably. ...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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Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

I would think so: please discuss with an orthopedic. I believe there is an arthroscopic procedure for this ...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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Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?

Can massage therapy help an acl/mcl sprain or tare?

Perhaps: Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area. It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe. ...Read more

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Will predizone help tendonitis? Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Will predizone help tendonitis?  Will physical therapy help a rotator cuff tear?

Sometimes: Prednisone is a powerful anti-inflammatory medication. It can reduce pain and inflammation for tendonitis but it should be used sparingly for this purpose due to side effects. PT can help some patients with rotator cuff tears, but not all. Conservative treatment for rotator cuff tears is often the preferable initial treatment for most patients. You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...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


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Achilles Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Conditions affecting the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Injuries can include soreness from overuse or ...Read more