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What Does It Mean When Achilles Tendon 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Most don't complain if alot of pain. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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