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What does a torn tendon feel like?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Pain: Pain and inability to move the joint that it crosses.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
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 and just show up as swollen tissue followed by a change in motion that may not be noted right away, if one suspects a tron or ruptured tendon it is importnat to seek treatment as acute repair may be indicated and it may not be even a few week s later.

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