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Doctor insights on: Arm Ligaments And Tendons

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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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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or strained. Tendons are torn when the muscle pulling on the bone pulls with more force than the tensile strength of the tendon will allow. ...Read more

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What does a torn ligament in the arm feel like?

What does a torn ligament in the arm feel like?

Depends: On the ligament. If it is the tommy john one then you have pain while doing a throwing motion. If you tear one in your finger then you may feel pain with each finger movement. ...Read more

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What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

Depends on ligament: Ankle ligament rupture if chronic typically has instability and "giving way" as it's main symptom, this is the same for subtler instability. Midfoot ligament rupture is usually represented by pain an the medial side with a flat foot deformity. This represents either rupture of the ligament keeping the arch up or the junction of the hind foot and midfoot. It could also be represented by pain! ...Read more

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Are diabetics more prone to tendon/ligament pain and injuriy?

Are diabetics more prone to tendon/ligament pain and injuriy?

Maybe: Diabetes don't heal as well as non-diabetics, so it is possible that mild traumas or over-use injuries to tendons and ligaments don't recover as well, and then either add up to a noticeable injury, or make it more likely for the person to get a sprain or strain. Diabetics also have nerve problems, so sensations in the limbs become abnormal over time, possibly making one more prone to sprains. ...Read more

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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