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What antibiotic causes trauma and rupture of the achilies tendon?

What antibiotic causes trauma and rupture of the achilies tendon?

Quinolones: The family of antibiotics known as quinolones (cipro, levaquin, (levofloxacin) avelox) are associated with an increased incidence of tendinitis and tendon rupture. Patients over 60 seem to be particularly susceptible as well as those using steroids (prednisone, dexamethasone). Patients taking a quinolone that experience pain or tenderness should notify their physician and avoid strenuous exercise. ...Read more

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 have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?

I have pain & swelling in tendons of my wrist and also my thumb caused by long sea kayaking trip 5 days ago. What to do to ensure it heals properly?

See below: Rest, ice (if there's swelling/pain) on & off throughout the day, elevation (for swelling), NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) for pain & inflammation (unless you're on blood thinners, have ulcers/bleeding problems). Gradually do range of motion exercises for wrist, fingers, thumb to keep them limber. If no swelling, can use moist heat instead of ice—whichever feels better & helps more. ...Read more

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I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more

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How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?

How can I have a torn tendon in my knee and bone death without ever having a injury or any trauma to it? What would cause this to just happen?

Age: Tendons can degenerate w/ age, overuse, steroid use etc. " bone islands " are not infrequently seen on MRI scans and often asymptomatic. Avascular necrosis is more significant and can occur about the knee (esp. Femoral condyles) in middle- age women most commonly. Check w/ ors for treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hairline fracture of wrist 26 yrs ago. No recent trauma but hurts when I move it, not swollen. What could cause the pain? What can I do to lessen it?

Hairline fracture of wrist 26 yrs ago. No recent trauma but hurts when I move it, not swollen. What could cause the pain? What can I do to lessen it?

Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain? ...Read more

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Bone hurts where peroneal tendon ascends up the leg (above ankle). No trauma or injury. X-ray normal. Palpation causes sensitivity and pain. Plz help?

Bone hurts where peroneal tendon ascends up the leg (above ankle). No trauma or injury. X-ray normal. Palpation causes sensitivity and pain. Plz help?

See below: Sounds like a strain or sprain. Try to use a wrap or brace to control the tendon motion. If no help in a week see a doctor ...Read more

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Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!

Torn left knee meniscus twice, torn right achillis tendon, and symptoms of right knee meniscus tear after mri, no trauma, what could be the cause?!

Some activity: You do not have to have a specific injury to cause a meniscal tear.
Sometimes the meniscus can degenerate and
tear from repetitive activities such as running
basketball and other pseudotraumatic sports
i would work a lot on strengthening and
plyometrics to help prevent further problems. ...Read more

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I am having tendon or muscle pain in my upper arm. Can it cause a bruise to form near my wrist?

I am having tendon or muscle pain in my upper arm. Can it cause a bruise to form near my wrist?

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

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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Depends: Near the distal biceps is the median nerve. Injury to that area can potentially injure that nerve or swelling puts pressure on that nerve. A test called emg/ncv can identify how well that nerve is functioning and help determine the cause. Stop at your local physical medicine and rehab or neurologist doctors office for more details. ...Read more

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Recent joint and tendon pain in feet, legs, hands and wrist. Pain is constant but seems less tolerable at times. What could be cause?

Recent joint and tendon pain in feet, legs, hands and wrist. Pain is constant but seems less tolerable at times. What could be cause?

Many possibilities: Many conditions can cause generalized muscle and joint pain. See your doctor for blood work and further evaluation. The etiologies could be very diverse including arthritis, infection, nutritional and many others. ...Read more

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Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Hand Pain: This is an unusua and complexl enough mix of symptoms that i'd say you should be seen by a hand doctor. That's not to say you need to worry about it, but some things just need to be seen in person. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have tennis and golfer's elbow in my right one, which caused ulnar nerve damage. I've now been having awful tendon pain in my right hand. Help?

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I have tennis and golfer's elbow in my right one, which caused ulnar nerve damage. I've now been having awful tendon pain in my right hand. Help?

Tennis elbow: Orthopedic consult to determine extent & type of treatment, from Anti-inflammatory drugs to local injections to surgery. ...Read more

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Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm pain radiates from inside elbow. No trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm pain radiates from inside elbow. No trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Ulnar neuropathy: Can cause pain and parasthesias from the elbow to the 4th and 5th digits as well as loss of muscle mass in the intrinsic hand muscles. This makes one more susceptible to pain in the hand (loss of protective muscle between bone and nerve. Have your ulnar nerve checked (EMG-NCS0. If there is a problem (slowing of motor conduction) across the olecranon groove get imaging study of the elbow. ...Read more

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Went to the dr about my wrist, I have a torn tendon?

Went to the dr about my wrist, I have a torn tendon?

Which tendon?: It sounds like you need a minimum of a splint, but possiblly a cast or surgery (if conservative treatment fails or major structure is damaged). Ot or pt also may be necessary. I would recommend you consult an orthopedic hand surgeon. In the meanwhile, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

Physical Exasm, MRI: To know if any torn tendons, we start with physical exam and then if we have doubts we could order mri. ...Read more

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Can you recommend some wrist strengthening exercises for lax tendons?

Can you recommend some wrist strengthening exercises for lax tendons?

Wrist: Wrist curls, wrist extension, pronation and supination against resistance will do the job. You should have an athletic trainer or physical therapist instruct you. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling on the pinky side of my wrist when I move it side to side. No trauma to it though. What could it be?

Wrist pain: It is most likely soft tissue such as a ligament or tendon swollen. This will usually respond to a course of anti-inflammatories. You need to take them for 5-7 days straight as prescribed. It's like putting out a fire, you have to keep pouring water on it. Make sure it's safe for you to take anti-inflammatories first. For example, don't take if you have kidney issues or pregnant. ...Read more

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Inflamed tendon in wrist how long is it supposed to last, IV had it for two months now, exercised it nd took antiflamatory pills, should I get surgry?

Inflamed tendon in wrist how long is it supposed to last, IV had it for two months now, exercised it nd took antiflamatory pills, should I get surgry?

Depends: "exercise" is not typically a treatment for tendonitis, if that is in fact what you have. In fact, just the opposite, rest is what is usually called for. If you haven't already you should see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis for starters. If the diagnosis is correct, cortisone injection might be considered as well. So while you might end up needing surgery, not sure if you're quite there yet. ...Read more

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Cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain, what to do?

Unclear on question: Do you mean the cortisone shot didn't work? Or who to go see to get the shot? This might be safest done under ultrasound guidance since cortisone shots around a tendon have rare risk of rupturing the tendon. That being said, Ortho Hand doctors may be able to do this shot easily and safely. If still having pain despite the shot, would recommend seeing Ortho Hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm having surgery on my wrist tendon but the wound is infected?

I'm having surgery on my wrist tendon but the wound is infected?

Not Likely: If the wound is infected, it is not likely that they will do surgery on it. The risk of spreading the infection is too high. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist tendon is torn and what level it is?

Examination tendon: Based upon pain, range of motion, active vs passive findings, history of injury, and if needed studies such as X-ray, ultrasound and even MRI are all tools that a provider can use to determine of there is a tendon tear, laceration or rupture. Local pain is the first sign but pain can be remote to the region that it affects. The time from the injury to date and where it is affects possible RX ...Read more

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Can I take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Can I take cortisone shots for wrist tendon pain?

Maybe: Depending on the cause of the pain, a cortisone injection may be very helpful. Rest, ice, a splint, and simple meds like advil or aleve (naproxen) should be used first. If that doesn't work, an injection may be considered. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a severly strained tendon at the wrist to heal?

It depends: There are several tendons and many more ligaments of the wrist. Ususally when referring to a strain it is in referrence to a ligament. Tendons become inflammed and are referred to as tendonitis. A strained ligament can take several weeks to months to completely heal and many times depending on which ligament surgery is often needed. Tendons, treated conservatively can heal in 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Is it possible for a muscle or tendon injury to show months after the trauma?

Yes: Often in trauma, the x-ray visible injuries receive the most attention. Muscle tears may heal in a shortened length so that joint movement becomes limited over time. Tendon and ligament injuries become apparent when return to forceful or work activity brings out myofascial pain or instability complaints. A soft tissue examination will be needed to confirm this. ...Read more

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Woke up with achy wrist pain a few weeks ago, no known trauma. Now it's painful when I move my wrist back/forth or carry/pull.

May be injury or art: The wrist pain may be due to injury you may not have noticed or this may be arthritis. There are many types of arthritis syndromes and you would be wise to ask your physician to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more