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What does it mean for walking when anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What does it mean for walking when anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Difficulty: One can have pain with walking and especially going up and down steps. There may be decrease in range of motion, swelling, effusion. There may also be locking of knee and giving out of 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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What does it mean to have a torn ACL injury?

What does it mean to have a torn ACL injury?

Torn=ripped a part: Acl=anterior-cruciate-ligament. This is a tough ligament connecting the upper back of knee to lower front of knee (see pic). A torn acl means a tear--which could be partial or complete. Complete-tear = totally ripped a part as shown here. It is an important ligament in knee, especially for active folks, like athletes. If you are very active, consider have it repaired. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hip-flexor hurts when doing cartwheel. What does this indicate?

Hip-flexor hurts when doing cartwheel. What does this indicate?

Many possibilites: At 31, it commonly is a strain, if it just happened. If it's been there for a while or has been happening over and over, then it could be several things.. A hip flexor tear (rectus or iliopsoas), capsule tear, hip labral tear, arthritis, cam lesion, early avascular necrosis, or stress fracture. Unless it just happened today and you're walking without pain, i would see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a strained rotator cuff?

What does it mean to have a strained rotator cuff?

No much: A strain implies the muscle has been overloaded in some fashion but no structural damage has occurred. The fact that it hurts implies injury but not all injury is structurally significant. ...Read more

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What does syrinx mean for Achilles tendons?

What does syrinx mean for Achilles tendons?

Spasticity/weakness: A syrinx is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid in a within the spinal canal. This collection may over time destroy parts of the spine leading to symptoms such as muscle weakness and spasticity amongst other things. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

What does it mean when the ankle stiffness diminishes when i run?

A few thoughts...: Could be arthritis as some people have start-up stiffness that diminishes after they get going. Also if there is swelling that is a component this may decrease with activity and allow greater range of motion. Could also be tendinopathy/paratenonitis. I would need more information to get you a definitive diagnosis and treatment. Go to www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle to make an appointment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your knee and thigh hurt?

What does it mean when your knee and thigh hurt?

Have it evaluated: Several issues can cause this type of pain including those involving the hip, knee and soft tissues of the thigh. If this is a chronic issue, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How serious is it when an Achilles tendon snaps?

See below: If by snap you mean rupture it can be very serious. Because you loose control to point your foot downward. ...Read more

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What happen if a torn rotator cuff does not heal back right

What happen if a torn rotator cuff does not heal back right

Pain, weakness: If you have a tear, you may lose some motion and strength. Also you may have some pain especially with overhead activities and external rotation of the shoulder. Obviously, if it is your nondominant arm a mild decrease in motion or strength will probably not prevent you from performing routine activities. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your ankle clicks?

What does it mean if your ankle clicks?

Could be tendons: That snap out of their normal position or could be gas expelled from joint capsule. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "locked knees"?

What does it mean to have "locked knees"?

Meniscal tear: A common cause of a locked knee is a displaced torn meniscus which is the shock absorber cartilage between e ends of the bones. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i'm feeling a creaky and painful achilles?

What does it mean when i'm feeling a creaky and painful achilles?

Possible scar tissue: Ifr the achilles tendon is 'creaking', this could be a sign of crepitation, or the build up of scar tissue which prevents the achilles tendon from its proper gliding movement. This can be very serious and requires evaluation by a sports podiatrist as it could, in its worst form, require surgery, to strip the tendon of scar tissue. However, if caught early enough, rest, deep massage, ultrasound, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't bend your knee and it is swollen?

What does it mean when you can't bend your knee and it is swollen?

Effusion: The medical term is an effusion it means swelling of the joint, usually from irritation, osteoarthritis, trauma, meniscus tear or ligament tear. Stiffness is related to swelling in the joints limiting your motion. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a micro fracture knee surgery?

What does it mean to have a micro fracture knee surgery?

Cartilage procedure: Microfracture is an arthroscopic surgery technique that restores cartilage in an area of cartilage deficit. By poking holes in the bone with an instrument that looks like an ice pick, bleeding occurs, which stimulates growth factors to create scar cartilage - which is not as good as the cartilage one is born with, but it can help with pain. Usually requires 6 weeks of non weight bearing afterward. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your knee gives out?

What exactly does it mean when your knee gives out?

Different causes: "giving out" or weakness of the knees can have different causes. These can include problems outside the knee joint itself (weak muscles for example) or inside the knee (torn ligaments or cartilage). See an orthopaedic surgeon to address your individual problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my knee hurts after golfing?

What does it mean if my knee hurts after golfing?

Hard to say.: It could be a simple tendinitis, or it could be the tracking of you or kneecap. If it hurts along the sides of your knee, then you may have something more serious, like a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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What does it mean to dislocate a joint?

What does it mean to dislocate a joint?

Definition: Joints have different degrees on stability. Some joints are naturally more stable than others. All joints require soft tissue restraints in the form of ligaments and muscles to increase their stability. When these structures are stretched or torn the joint can become unstable and pop out of place and is then termed a joint dislocation. ...Read more

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What happens when you tear a muscle and why does it hurt?

Muscle fibers break: A muscle strain is when some muscle fibers get stretched too far and/or some fibers tear. People generally call it a tear if enough fibers break, leading to some bleeding and swelling inside the muscle, resolving later with some healed scar tissue and some tightness in the area (less elastic). Any torn muscle, skin, fat, etc... Releases chemicals signaling pain. Resultant inflammation also hurts. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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