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I am a professional pitcher and i was recently diagnosed after my MRI with a tear in my common extensor tendon. Where is that and how can I rehab it?

I am a professional pitcher and i was recently diagnosed after my MRI with a tear in my common extensor tendon. Where is that and how can I rehab it?

Elbow: The common extensor tendon attaches to the side of the elbow. This injury is also called tennis elbow. Since you are a professional athlete treatment will differ from standard of care as peak performance is a must. A good team including physical rehabilitation, sports medicine and orthopedic physicians can design a plan of care that optimizes the level of performance you need. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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Will shoulder impingment & partial tendon tear go away without treatment ?

Will shoulder impingment & partial tendon tear go away without treatment ?

Not usually: It is possible, with rest and activity avoidance your pain can be diminished but the problem may not totally go away. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and possible steroid injections can aid in pain reduction. Depending on the severity of the partial tear you may need surgery to eliminate the impingement and to repair the tear. ...Read more

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What is treatment for tendon tear in tarsal canal?

What is treatment for tendon tear in tarsal canal?

@ Ur age it's due 2.: ..wear as it changes direction in the tarsal tunnel. It is in contact with the bone & held in place by extremely unyielding ligament. As it see-saws back & forth it wears, inflammation sets in & it ruptures. Repair in the tunnel is not recommended as it is of poor quality. A cable graft is used or a tendon transfer, as well as a cast 2 brace 2 proper foot ware that may need 2 B custom made ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

Extent of tear?: The vast majority of partial tears are initially treated with immobilization using a splint for 2-4 weeks with possible therapy. If the tear is complete or persistently symptomatic after non-surgical treatment, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how treat a common digital extensor tendon injury?

Can you tell me how treat a common digital extensor tendon injury?

Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, take an anti-inflammatory medication. You may need physical therapy in addition, to restore everything back to normal. ...Read more

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Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

Snapping tendon: It is possible that over time, the bony callous (thickened area) will consolidate and remodel so that it is thinner, and at that point, the tendon may not snap over it. Time will tell. ...Read more

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Are there any non surgical treatments for tendon tear?

Depends on which one: There are certainly non-surgical treatments for tendon injuries, but it depends on which tendon is injured. Some tendons in the hand heal well with splinting, some require surgery. Treatment for an achilles tendon is controversial, with some advocating for surgery and others for bracing or casting. You should check with your doctor to discuss relative risks and benefits for your specific injury. ...Read more

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What can be done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture that I never sought out treatment for?

What can be done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture that I never sought out treatment for?

See an upper ex spec: A six month old proximal bicep reptile can be ignored or fixed by an upper extremity specialist. The distal biceps rupture is a more difficult problem and you need to find someone who has performed tendon grafts. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have.
Is it in the same arm or elbow area?
Is this from an injury?
Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way.
You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Extensor tendon injury. Who treats it?

Hand surgeon: Tendon injuries in the hand are typically treated by a hand surgeon. Hand surgeons can orthopaedic surgeons (like myself), general or plastic surgeons. Look for someone who is board certified and has a certificate of additional qualification (caq) in hand surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long will it take to fix a mallet finger/ruptured extensor tendon?

How long will it take to fix a mallet finger/ruptured extensor tendon?

3 months: These are treated with a splint which as to be on 100% of the time for two months. Then only at night for the next months. Full activity at 3 months. ...Read more

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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I got an MRI after cutting the top part of my thumb. The report said that the extensor tendon was not visualized. Y would that be? Referred to surgeon

I got an MRI after cutting the top part of my thumb. The report said that the extensor tendon was not visualized. Y would that be? Referred to surgeon

Varied: There are a number of possibilities. To be honest, after such an injury, a good exam is much more useful than an mri. The two main reasons it would not be seen is if it was cut and retracted into your hand, or of there was enough soft tissue injury and swelling that it was there but could not be visualized. Again, the results of an exam would tell me more than an mri. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have subluxing extensor tendon in left foot close to 5th met. Causes popping/snapping whenever foot moves. Doc recommended surgery. Is it necessary?

I have subluxing extensor tendon in left foot close to 5th met. Causes popping/snapping whenever foot moves. Doc recommended surgery. Is it necessary?

Hard 2 answer-: -since we R not able 2 exam the foot or look @ the images. Follow Ur orthopedic surgeons rec, or get 2nd opinion if uncomfortable with Ur surgeons opinion. ...Read more

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Recently posted about extensor tendon injury. Just woke up from sleep with a severe sharp, burning, gnawing pain in my hand and knuckles. Is serious?

Recently posted about extensor tendon injury. Just woke up from sleep with a severe sharp, burning, gnawing pain in my hand and knuckles. Is serious?

Unlikely: If this is the first time this has happenned prob. Nothing to worry about. If u have stiffness and pain in knuckle joints of hand more frequently, esp in am, u may want to see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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I had a de Quervain's release 20 days ago. I have pain around my extensor tendon at base of index finger t. Worse when I make a fist with bended elbow?

I had a de Quervain's release 20 days ago. I have pain around my extensor tendon at base of index finger t. Worse when I make a fist with bended elbow?

Most likely inflamed: The tendon could be inflamed from the anestetic which they give around the wrist for the procedure or from some of the blood from the release.Either reason would be expected to resove with time.You should discuss this with your surgeon so he can properly evaluate it. ...Read more

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I punched a wall a week ago. The doctor said i did not fracture my metacarpal. I'm still having a lot of pain and the extensor tendon curves sideways. What should I do?

I punched a wall a week ago. The doctor said i did not fracture my metacarpal. I'm still having a lot of pain and the extensor tendon curves sideways. What should I do?

X-ray: You may want to get an x-ray if you haven't already had one. If you punched the wall a week ago and are still having pain in spite of taking advil (ibuprofen) and oxycodone, then you certainly could have a fracture. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress. ...Read more

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What treatment is good for a grade 1 strained ucl and tear in common flexor tendon? I pitcher professionally and leave for spring training may 4th

REST!: I assume that you are referring to your elbpw and the ulnar collateral ligament on the inside of the elbow. This is a serious problem for a pitcher and cannot be ignored. (eg steve strassberg) the best initial treatment is complete rest for possibly several months followed by a throwing rehab protocol that also takes a few months. See a sports medicine specialist now. ...Read more

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High grade partial tear in the ucl and common flexor tendon of the elbow what does this mean and what is the usual treatment?

See below: The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is a structure that helps stabilize the elbow on the inside. The common flexor tendon sits right over the top of the ucl. The two structures are often injured together. High grade partial tear means mostly torn but a few intact fibers. Treatment options depend on many factors and range from pt to surgery. Only orthopedist can decide which option is best. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a small tendon tear and tendonosis?

They are different: Sometimes called chronic tendinitis, which inflamation of the tendons, prtial tear there a gap in the tendon. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who should I see about bicep tendon tear?

Who should I see about bicep tendon tear?

Sports or orthopedic: Most orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine orthopedists see plenty of bicep tendon tears. Ee are your best bet fir finding yiur answers. Unfortunately, as we get older and continue to beat up our bodies with sports and activities, the body can't keep up! ...Read more

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Would a hamstring tendon tear cause the hamstring to be sensitive and feel wider/bulgier?

Would a hamstring tendon tear cause the hamstring to be sensitive and feel wider/bulgier?

Yes: it would be tender, bruised and you would probably feel a knot whew the tendon has balled up. ...Read more

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How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: If you have a complete patellar tendon rupture you would require surgical repair or reconstruction. ...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