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Autoimmune Disorders And Achilles Tendon
Sort of: There is some evidence that those with hypermobilty are at increased risk of sprains and strains, although there also exists some evidence to the contrary. Pathophysiologically speaking, I am not aware of any studies implicating changes in the structure of tendons among individuals with hypermobility ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Can Lupus cause Achiles Tendonitis or Retrocalcaneal Bursitis, Runner's or Jumper's knee, or Cubital Tunnel Sydrome?
Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases can sometimes be associated with inflammatory joints and result in laxity. This can can create instability and can create abnormal pull/strain in some muscles - particularly those that are responsible for balance. ...Read more
Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along the medial ankle to the bottom of the foot to each respective toe. The FHL and FDL tendons, along with the Posterior Tibial Tendon and a Neurovascular bundle run in the tarsal canal, so, yes, inflammation of any of these tendons can affect Tarsal T ...Read more
Chronic shoulder, wrist, knee and ankle inflammation due to active participation in sports. Separate injuries or underlying condition causing them?
Does ACL deficiency puts more stress on other knee ligaments (pcl, mcl, lcl)? Is there a risk of injury to these ligaments?
Trauma/age: Pttd or tear is very common in females. It is usually due to activities, flat foot, shoe gear and possible hormonal changes and pregnancies. The reason why the inside of your heel hurts, it is due the pathway the tendon travels. If MRI has been done and a tear is detected, many things could be done. Bracing, orthotics, and surgery can help. See a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?
Torn Plantar fascia: You should be immobilized for a short time to take pressure off the injury, but this is a ligament tear, and rest and possible anti-inflammatory therapy (including possible cortisone injections) would be of benefit. The ligament does not need to be repaired; in fact, a 'controlled tear' of the tendon is the preferred surgical method for treating plantar fasciitis. You will likely need orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. And fascia surrounds muscle groups. ...Read more
Weak tendon sheath: Degenerative tears in the achilles are caused by a weak sheath that covers the tendon itself. Since the sheath protects the tendon and gives it it's nourishment, if it is congenitally weaker it will create tears. This is also made worse by Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levoquin antibiotics and some statin drugs. A syrinx is a cavity in the spinal cord (short for syringomyelia), not in the achilles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long safe to not correct equinus contracture in ankle? Have compartment syndrome, nerve entrapment both sides of ankle and ant tib tendon injury.
Yes: Yes the test should include the Achilles' tendon ...Read more
I was diagnoses with acute complete tear of peroneal retinaculum and subluxation of the perneous longus and brevis tendons what's the treatment?
Surgery: The retinaculum is a band that holds the peroneus muscle tendons down against the outside aspect of the foot. It provides a tunnel through which the tendons maintain their position and fulcrum action. Surgery is the only way to correct this problem. Since the retinaculum is ligamentous and has no true blood supply it cannot heal itself and thus surgical repair is necessary. See you foot doctor!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can calf atrophy after ankle sprain lead to plantar fasciitis and achilles problems? If so can calf atrophy be reversed?can plantar fasciitis be cured
Weakest Link theory.: You must have had one heck of a sprain in order to be wearing a cast long enough that would cause calf atrophy. The immobility could have also caused some residual stiffness of the ankle and associated joints. These post immobilization problems can alter your normal ankle and foot mechanics and lead to temporary arch and Achilles problems. Physical therapy could be the ticket to a swift recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wrist has torn tendons, torn ligaments, subluxing ECU tendon w tear & ganglion cyst. As well as tenosynovitis + tendinosis . What can be done
Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?
Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more
CRP?: Best test for inflammation! you should have had that done. Being b27 negative does not r/o spondyloarthritis, as many docs believe. Not by any stretch. But if CRP is negative, then issues of hypermobility, weight, and your activities need to be addressed more intensely! i would take an NSAID for pain relief! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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