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Doctor insights on: Anatomy Of The Foot Tendons And Ligaments

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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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Can you tell me how I could make the tendons and ligaments in my ankle stronger?

Can you tell me how I could make the tendons and ligaments in my ankle stronger?

Exercise: You need to range of motion exercises and use weights. Best to discuss with a physical therapist ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats tendons and ligaments?

What type of doctor treats tendons and ligaments?

Orthopaedist: Typically an orthopaedic surgeon treats tendon and ligament injuries, although rheumatologists and physiatrists can treat more mild conditions by medicinal means. All three specialists can splint, prescribe and inject, while only orthopaedists are trained to also apply surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I torn a ligament/tendon in my foot?

How do I know if I have I torn a ligament/tendon in my foot?

See a doctor: You will get a proper evaluation and a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes further testing is necessary. Is range of motion limited or very painful? These are often noted, however, a tear is not necessarily present with these symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be severe chronic knee tendons and ligaments pain every week? It is disabling pain and it gets worse with extending and standing and walkig

What could be severe chronic knee tendons and ligaments pain every week? It is disabling pain and it gets worse with extending and standing and walkig

Inflammation: Generalized inflammation or that associated with inflammatory arthritis (autoimmune) can cause pain and stiffness in the ligaments and tendons around the knee.

If there's fluid in the joint, tapping this can be important as are xrays and blood tests. Mri can also be done to look at soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons to see if a culprit can be identified. Pt or injection may also help. ...Read more

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What is the way to strengthen the tendons and ligaments.? I am an athlete..

What is the way to strengthen the tendons and ligaments.? I am an athlete..

Tendon strength: Hello:

The quick answer is tendons and ligaments cannot be strengthened like muscles. The amount of collagen fibers in each tendon remains consistent regardless of the amount of muscle increase that occurs from exercise. Ligaments are the same story in that amount of fibers tissue remains consistent regardless of the amount of exercise placed on a joint. Best Regards. Dr. Reed ...Read more

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Does an MRI show damage to tendons and ligaments?

Does an MRI show damage to tendons and ligaments?

Yes: Mri is an excellent imaging test to demonstrate damage to tendons and ligaments among other structures. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Rubber bands: Yes! Has a lot to do with consistent, daily stretching, in an attempt to regain some range of motion and tendon/ ligament healing. ...Read more

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Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Is a creaky foot a sign of tendon and ligament injury?

Could be: Without a full exam, this is difficult to get a complete picture. Some people will hear and feel popping from tendon injury but others will experience similar symptoms from joint injuries. This is probably something that you want to have evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist). ...Read more

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Which muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments are involved when you bend your foot?

Which muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments are involved when you bend your foot?

Lots: There are too many to complete in this area but a link http://www. Eorthopod. Com/content/ankle-anatomy will explain and discuss the different anatomy.
Take care! ...Read more

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What is the difference in function/purpose between tendons and ligaments?

Connections: Tendons connect muscle to bone. Ligaments connect bone to bone. ...Read more

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Do tendons and ligaments that have been inappropriately stretched (as through injury) return spontaneously to their normal size or is pt needed?

Do tendons and ligaments that have been inappropriately stretched (as through injury) return spontaneously to their normal size or is pt needed?

Depends: The question is a bit too ' general' to give a specific answer. Some ligaments that" stretch" beyond their capability will not return to their normal size and this can result in laxity. Some tendons that stretch for a short period of time will return to their prior state. Some tendons that are contracted secondary to the aging process or disease need stretching! Hope that helps... ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal faster?

Will acupuncture help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal faster?

Yes: Yes it will. I would also advise you take some glucosamine and chondroitin, be very gentle if you exercise, and if you do exercise to do it in a pool or in the bath tub. This is all in general. Every case of cause is a little different therefore it is good that you be seen by a processional. ...Read more

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Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

Having a trauma injury to the muscles, tendons and ligaments could that mess up the thyroid?

No: Thyroid function is independent of traumatic injuries, unless they occur to the thyroid itself. ...Read more

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What's could be wrong with my wrist? I fractured (chipped) the bone by my wrist and I've been having problems with it since. I believe it has to do with it being out for two weeks after it happened. Could I have done something to the tendons and ligaments

What's could be wrong with my wrist? I fractured (chipped) the bone by my wrist and I've been having problems with it since. I believe it has to do with it being out for two weeks after it happened. Could I have done something to the tendons and ligaments

There: There are so many variables in this question that it is hard to be very precise. There are many bones in the wrist, and it is very significant which bone, precisely is chipped. When you say it was "out" for two weeks, do you mean that it was dislocated for two weeks? A bone chip on x-ray often means that a ligament was pulled off the bone, taking a piece of the bone with it. It is a bad circumstance if the ligament has pulled off a bone chip and the x-ray shows it to be separated by a distance from the bone, because in this case the ligament/bone chip cannot ever heal back to the bone without surgery, and the associated joint is apt to be lax and pop, clunk, grind, or be painfully unstable. This needs to be seen by an appropriate surgeon. It sounds like something which, at the very least, needs initial splinting/casting for 6 weeks and then re-examination. The probable need for future surgery is high. ...Read more

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What's could be wrong with my wrist? I fractured (chipped) the bone by my wrist and I've been having problems with it since. I believe it has to do with it being out for two weeks after it happened. Could I have done something to the tendons and ligaments

What's could be wrong with my wrist? I fractured (chipped) the bone by my wrist and I've been having problems with it since. I believe it has to do with it being out for two weeks after it happened. Could I have done something to the tendons and ligaments

The: The most common "bone chip" is a small capsular avulsion on the ulnar side of the wrist. These can be casted but can also be trated with splinting alone. These often take 4-6 weeks to feel better. A chip or avulsion does mean that the bone was pulled off or avulsed by the ligament or tendon that attaches to it.

Other chips involve the scaphoid or trapezoid and other bones, it depends a lot upon what the injury actually is to say more.

A chip can also mean the wrist was dislocated and reduced or that a significant ligament injury occurred...But again the most common thing os a small insignificant capsular avulsion and 2 weeks is s short time for recovery.

If you merely went to an er perhaps it is time to see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain. How can this be treated?

My tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain. How can this be treated?

Orthotics: Orthotics will support your arch and reduce pain in the heel, arch and ball of foot. It will also keep the posterior tibial tendon and achilles' tendon from overuse. Otherwise surgical intervention may require lengthen of your achilles' tendon. ...Read more

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Can doing acupuncture treatments help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal up faster?

Can doing acupuncture treatments help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal up faster?

Yes: Yes but with the caviate that acupuncture will not fix a lesion that requires surgical intervention. See an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine physician to determine if surgery is required. ...Read more

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What are the treatments if my tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain?

What are the treatments if my tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain?

Tendons: The real question is why are your tendons short. The condition treatment may be as simple as physical therapy all the way to surgical options. You need a full work up to figure it out. Muscle-tendon problems can involve the nerve system as well as the mechanics of the joints and some conditions get worse and some are static. Get a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

This could be one of: Several possibilities the most common being a ganglion cyst or possibly a small fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it changes in size or you are not sure concerning what it is especially if it is firm, irregular and appears fixed (not mobile) get it checked out. ...Read more

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When I stretch my left leg I get a stinging pain in my heel. I broke my left ankle some years back and pulled the ligaments and tendons in my foot.

Think back...: Although the first thought may be to link the past ankle and foot trauma to your heel pain now. One can never be to sure about these things as there may be a some involvement with your back, specifically, the lower spine. This also could be the true reason for the heel pain. To get to nitty gritty, so to speak, a thorough lower back and leg evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Will at CT scan show ligament/tendon damage? I had bimoeallar ankle factures, would it show the damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot?

Will at CT scan show ligament/tendon damage? I had bimoeallar ankle factures, would it show the damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot?

Yes, but...: Ct is excellent for looking at the bones and can see the ligaments but not very well. As dr. Hand previously stated, MRI is the best test to look at the ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Had MRI results back showed no broken bones which I already knew from xrays but does this mean it's ligaments and tendon damage as it's painful, swelling on and off and also collapsing on side of foot?

Had MRI results back showed no broken bones which I already knew from xrays but does this mean it's ligaments and tendon damage as it's painful, swelling on and off and also collapsing on side of foot?

Possibly yes: MRI can show soft tissue injury (ligaments/tendons). It would be helpful to know if your MRI mentioned injury to tendons or ligaments. Most of the time they will show "sprains" of ligaments or tendons which are "micro" tears in the fibers or ligaments or tendons. With the symptoms you are having it is very possible you may have a sprain. You should follow up with your doctor if you are not better. ...Read more

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Is there a tendon or ligament that runs from front of ankle to top of foot on little toe side? Doc gave me a brace, but no diagnosis. Don't understand

Is there a tendon or ligament that runs from front of ankle to top of foot on little toe side? Doc gave me a brace, but no diagnosis. Don't understand

Brace Yourself.: Actually, there are several tendons that course in that direction. The only realistic solution is to call the doctor and ask him the question. You might ask just how the brace is going to help you. ...Read more

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I twisted my foot 3 weeks ago on a rock. Xray shows no fracture but likely tendon and ligament damage. I am unable to walk properly without pain.?

I twisted my foot 3 weeks ago on a rock. Xray shows no fracture but likely tendon and ligament damage. I am unable to walk properly without pain.?

Book in to see GP: Hi, sorry to hear this. Most simple ankle sprains are at least starting to improve by three weeks. I would book in to see your GP. Repeat clinical examination is needed as a minimum to look for signs of other problems such as a fracture, peroneal tendon problem or cartilage injury. It could be that further X-Rays or an MRI scan are required depending on what is found. Hope it settles soon. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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