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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Tendonitis is a risk: I can not say whether the cipro (ciprofloxacin) will make your tendnitis worse or not. You need to discuss this with your physician and see if there ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
If the Tendon: Is ruptured it may require surgery. If a partial tear you may need to be casted.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pain: Pain and inability to move the joint that it crosses.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends upon : Where it is but pain, loss of motions, decreased power, swelling, balck and blue are all suspect for an acute tear. A chronic tear may feel different ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
How badly torn?: If the tendon is completely torn through - you should be assessed for surgical repair. If there is a partial tear- acupuncture may accelerate healing ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
No : They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Southerland
38 years experience Podiatry
Depends on location: "torn" ligaments usually mean strained ligaments. A genuinely torn ligament, such as ones on the lateral ankle, might require surgery, however, most ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it is not a vest-: -igeal tendon such as Palmaris longus, poplitious in the hand & lower leg , they R usually functional and need repair acutely, or if long standing ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Pain, swelling, inability to move a particular muscle or moving it but not thru full range of motion. Tendons can be completely torn but don't have to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
They heal: I have found 6-8 weeks around the sametime it takes for bone to heal.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place.
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