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Bruised Tendon In Hand
Hand injury in may diagnosed as a bruise a few months later diagnosed as torn tendon still very painful how long does it take to heal?
If it is a tendon: It may take months to heal, provided you have adequate brace to support it while it does. Tendons are notoriously slow things to heal because of the poor blood supply to them. If you are sure it is not completely torn through and require surgery to tack it back. Keep a close relationship with your Hand Orthopedist while it heals. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
My daughter has complained of wrist/ hand pain 4 couple of weeks our gp checked and said it was bruised tendon but 2nite she says it's painfull agAin?
Be seen again: If there is any history of trauma to the wrist and no initial xray was done that should be done now. It is possible to have a hairline fracture that does not cause any swelling or bruising at the site. Even if it would have the potential to heal on its own it is not likely that a child would be keeping it immobilized on their own. ...Read more
If you are having upper arm tendon pain, can you develop a bruise lower on your arm near your wrist?
Possible bleeding: If you have actually torn the tendon or muscle, with gravity some of the potential bleeding may move down the arm and show up at the wrist. ...Read more
No but see a doctor: Pain along should not cause bruising in a separate anatomic area. You really should have a medical exam of the affected arm. ...Read more
I snapped the extensor tendon on my pinky finger, I have splinted it for 8 weeks and it is still tender and swollen, is this normal?
Hard to say.: Did you get it x-rayed? Sometimes an initial x-ray does not show a fracture, and it may not be evident on x-ray until a week later. Be sure to get checked again, though. You should be much better than you were the first week or so, if not, something else could be going on. ...Read more
My right thing is numb from knuckle to above joint. The tendon is tender and I think causing the numbness. It is very sensitive. What could it be?
Finger discomfort: A nerve impingement causes numbness but usually not marked tenderness. An inflamed tissue causes marked tenderness and may cause associated numbness if near a nerve. Any history of trauma? Observe for redness or swelling which signify infection. If symptoms persist or worsen consult a hand surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime apply warm compresses and take anti-inflammatory (Advil) ...Read more
Can't extend fingers: These are the tendons that you use when you uncurl your fist and straighten out your fingers. They sometimes rupture because of rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis, especially if there has been a lot of swelling in the wrist for a long time. This problem can be surgically repaired, but it is better to prevent the problem than repair it. See your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: This could be normal post-operative pain, but f you have any concern of worsening or persistence of the sensation you should discuss it with your hand surgeon. ...Read more
I got a bad tendon on right hand on biceps what to take I fill payne only when I trening for biceps and back?
I had surgery to repair some nerves and tendons in left fingers and hand and it was unsuccessful and is now very painful?
My tendons and nerves of right thumb are diagnosed to be cut in an accident? How successful are hand surgeries in restoring the dexterity?
Excellent: Anticipate approximately 80-90 % return of sensation with successful nerve repair. Tendon repair without complication of adhesion or rupture should return full range of motion. This translates into successful return of dexterity. See a well qualified, board certified hand surgeon. ...Read more
I had right epicondylar release 8 days ago and I'm noticing that I'm bruised! Is that normal? I didn't have this with my peroneal tendon repair.
Yes: Bruising post-surgery is very common. If you have concerns contact your surgeons office. Best of luck! ...Read more
What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?
Muscle Spasm: It seems like he had a muscle spasm sometimes called a "charlie horse" where the muscle without warning suddenly forcibly contracts. Most of the time it is due to the muscle being worn down ("tired") from activity. Increasing fluid intake and moist heat would usually help. ...Read more
I had surgery november 1st to repair tendon in my pinky finger and was wondering how long till I can use my other fingers and or whole hand? Thank you
6 weeks: But ask your surgeon, the repair might havebeen extensive. ...Read more
Injured shoulder. No bruise or visible swell (though r. cuff tendons feel larger than norm). Sometimes I have crepitations in upper tricep? What is it?
Think MRI: The swelling and crepitations are worrisome. Depending on how it was injured, a rotator cuff injury is still my thinking. The sooner you see your doctor the sooner you can make a diagnosis and start healing. ...Read more
5 weeks after my sugery on the inside of my right hand, still stiff, pain, even with exercises, tendon cut next appt 7-17 is this normal. I had 3 cyst?
Refer to answer: Usually there is no stiffness after surgery, may be limitation of motion. If you are stiff do not do any more surgeries. First stay away from all gmo food plus chicken and turkey meet. Second make sure your hga1c is below 5.6, TSH is below 2.0, and your CBC diff, crp, ana, rf, are normal. Uric acid need to be below 5. Automatically with exercise stiffness goes away. ...Read more
I have a severe bone bruise on my ac, along with thickening of the tendons and nerves and fluid under my collarbone, I am a cna doing a lot of lifting?
Probably work: Related repeated motion type of injury. You probably got advice to rest this area. Consult with your doctor for possible workers compensation benefits and alternative functions at your workplace. ...Read more
See doctor: Cut tendon needs to be assessed immediately by doctor. Go to ER please. ...Read more
See a hand surgeon!: A hand surgeon will examine you and perform some tests to make sure that your tendon was not damaged. Sometimes, with partial tendon injuries, you can still bend your fingers. However, if you don't treat it properly, they can tear completely and you will lose finger motion. ...Read more
Loss of function: If a tendon is cut or ruptures, it can no longer straighten or bend the joint it is crossing. So if you lose the ability to bend or straighten a joint, there is a good chance you have a tendon injury. ...Read more
See below: Tendons are tubular soft tissue structured that connect muscles to bones. When muscles contract, they pull on tendons which transmit that force to the bones causing motion. Tendons can be injured by over use or sudden injury. When they occur in the hand they would be described as hand tendon injuries. Severe hand tendon injuries may require surgery and extensive rehab. ...Read more
I cut the back of my hand about an inch long cut I can move all my fingers and hand is it likely I could have severed any tendons completely?
No: Cutting tendons would cause a lot of pain and difficulty with movement. ...Read more
The diagnose about my 5th leaping finger in my hand is to cut the little hand tendon. Is any other method to unblock my finger? It's blocked every day.
Cut through my tendons in my hand. I had surgery, but need one more, physio isn't going to help anymore they said, can I ask to proceed without physio?
Tendon surgery: Is often successful but therapy is equally or more important than surgery as a healing tendon lays down scar and one want the scar to form on the tendon but not to the surrounding tissues making adhesion and stiffness. Additional surgery can be needed for adhesions but it is important to keep passive motion, so often it is best not to abandon therapy, ask your surgeon for more info ...Read more
I woke with a lump on the top of my hand (middle of hand) looks like its on the tendon or next to. It moves up and down the top of my hand with the?
Possible ganglion: That might be ganglion. Please see your doctor for examination to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more