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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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I am a rower and i run a lot. I have a pain at the back of my heel. Doctors tell me its calcium depositing on Achilles tendon. What should I do?

Night splint: For when your sleeping to help put a sustained stretch on the achilles. A heel lift or orthotic in the shoe to preload the achilles. If all conservative tx fails, there is always a surgical option. ...Read more

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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not : Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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I had achillis tendonitis 8 months ago and have a small bump on my achillis tendon that bothers me a lot. Is this a bone spur or calsium deposit ?

Could be spur: It is possible that you have a spur of the heel bone. It is also likely that you have a thickened area of the tendon itself from scar tissue and tendon degeneration. ...Read more

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What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

It needs treatment: When the achilles tendon is sore it is strained. The inflammation must be reduced along with reasonable rest to allow this to heal. Physical therapy can really speed up healing time. ...Read more

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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

First: Give it time to heal. Then discuss specific exercise to strengthen that particular injury and he/she may send you for physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen an Achilles tendon?

Physical therapy: If you are recuperating from an injury, consider asking your doc about physical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

Often clinical dx: The signs of this are often fairly typical and a physician is usually able to tell with a simple examination; both palpation of the tendon and a test call the thompson test are easy techniques. A surgeon may order an MRI for preoperative planning if needed. ...Read more

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I've been on crutches for 2 days now as I have hurt my Achilles tendon. What should I do because it is no better?

I've been on crutches for 2 days now as I have hurt my Achilles tendon. What should I do because it is no better?

Get it checked: Achilles injury can be serious and if ruptured may need surgery. At very least need an MRI and consult with foot and ankle specialists. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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