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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Are there foot tendon repair medications?

Are there foot tendon repair medications?

No: There are no medications. Tendons either heal on their own or are surgically repaired. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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Hello, can MRI shows foot tendon injury or maybe usg will be better to this? Regards mariusz

Hello, can MRI shows foot tendon injury or maybe usg will be better to this? Regards mariusz

MRI best: Mri can show tendon damage with great reliability. A skilled ultrasound operator can also see many tendons in the foot, when torn or swollen. Ultrasound is definitely gaining popularity due to low cost compared to mri, by quality is very dependent on who is doing, and reading the test. It is also limited to areas of the body that are not blocked by bones, or other structures that block the waves. ...Read more

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I have pain in the foot tendon that goes up the back of the lower leg to the inside of the upper leg. What is it?

Achillis tendonitis: The pain you are describing involves the achilles tendon and the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Pain can be from inflammation or a tear. I suggest you seek medical attention before a more serious problem occurs. ...Read more

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I got an ultrasound done for pain in my lower Achilles' tendon. It bruises up whenever I walk a long distance. Turns out, I have three small cysts ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Since I'm on my feet a lot, I went to a podiatrist & got orthotics & orthopaedic sh

I got an ultrasound done for pain in my lower Achilles' tendon. It bruises up whenever I walk a long distance. Turns out, I have three small cysts ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Since I'm on my feet a lot, I went to a podiatrist & got orthotics & orthopaedic sh

Try and See.: I would love to see if your other heel would show "cysts" also. I'm not sure if the orthotics and/or orthopedic shoes are going to help, but, give them a try and see. "Bruising up" implies damaging of blood vessels and subsequent leaking of blood into the tissue area. The Achilles tendon, like most tendons, does not have a great blood supply. What is causing the bruising? ...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

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