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How often to use DMSO for a tendon (hand/wrist) injury?

How often to use DMSO for a tendon (hand/wrist) injury?

3 time a day at 1st: Dmso is a very safe agent that often reduces pain and inflammation when applied topically. Once absorbed it's metabolized into msm, also anti-inflammatory. While there's not much research it's reasonable to try. For guidelines ; other suggestions see
http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/id/qaa123924
also see
http://www. Dailymile. Com/blog/health/dmso-the-best-injury-treatment-youve-never-heard-of. ...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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What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

Leg injury: The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. An injury to the Achilles tendon could be tendinitis (inflammation) from overuse, direct trauma such as being kicked, sprain or strain from being subjected to a strong force, or a tear of the fibers of the tendon. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

Physical therapy.: Physical therapy may be beneficial. Check with your treating doctor to see if physical therapy is an option for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could go school with tendon injury?

Can you tell me if I could go school with tendon injury?

Sure You Can: Why would a tendon injury stop you from going to school? Keep studying and the tendon injury will heal on its own or with the help of your doctor. Consider seeing a specialist that may provide regenerative medicine procedures that can help heal these injuries faster. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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Low long willa tendon injury last?

Low long willa tendon injury last?

A HAND tendon may: Require surgery, splinting or observation depending upon the location, the percentage of injury and the preconditions prior to the injury. However a prompt assesment by a hand surgeon or a comparably trained health care provider is needed to determine the proper course of action. Hand surgeons are well versed in these decisions ...Read more

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What's the best way to cure tendon injury?

What's the best way to cure tendon injury?

Most need surgery: Most tendon injuries require surgery to repair or reattach them to bone. Some will heal on their own, but in most cases there will be some loss of function (weakness, decreased movement).

Also, in many cases the repair needs to be done within a week or two. Waiting longer results in scarring which makes the repair more difficult and less likely to work as well. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tear requires surgical repair and the recovery time varies. Speaking to an orthopedic surgeon will help. ...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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What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

What is the best way to get treatment for a tendon injury?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...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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Should I continue to take ciprofloxacin 500mg as I have a tendon injury?

Talk to your doctor: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) has been known to cause depositionof crystals in tendons. I t is necessary to evaluate the reason yoiu are takingit an dweigh the circumstances with your physiican. ...Read more

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If a popping sound is heard during time of a tendon injury, does this automatically mean the tendon is completely torn?

If a popping sound is heard during time of a tendon injury, does this automatically mean the tendon is completely torn?

No: Sometimes, tendons or ligaments will pop when strained or partially torn. If you can move the extremity with good strength and not much pain, it's probably not completely torn. If it continues to be painful or swollen, or you have trouble using the extremity, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have two chronic tendon injuries that after years still haven't healed. Are there any conditions that prevent tendons from healing properly?

I have two chronic tendon injuries that after years still haven't healed. Are there any conditions that prevent tendons from healing properly?

Get mri: What location?
Foot and ankle tendons can be very very slow to heal.
Tendons are vascular and usually heal with rest. Sometimes they need surgery to make the tears touch each other to heal properly. Make sure you are not continually re-injuring the tendons. Ligaments are relatively avascular and can take a long long time to heal. They often do so by scarring and are prone to reinjury. Get an mri ...Read more

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How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

Over stretching: Most achilles tendon injuries are either from direct trauma or from overstretching of the foot in a dorsi flexion position, (toes going upward toward the shin. ...Read more

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How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: If you have completely torn your achilles, then it is not something to ignore. It needs to be evaluated and treated, either by surgery or at least casting. If it is an overuse injury causing tendonitis, then rest, ice and antiinflammatories may help. ...Read more

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How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

Several items: As long as you are sure that it is not torn, you can rest it, use ice, compression and elevation.
You may want to put a pad in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon when standing & walking. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles problems: Sometimes an in jury to this area feels like a popping and it immediately causes sharp pain and a limp. Pain at the back of the heel, worsened by walking barefoot or trying to toe-raise are also signs. See your local podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles: This can be treated by either your podiatrist or your orthopod. But an evaluation is in order for sure. ...Read more

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What are signs of partial Achilles tendon injury?

Pain, swelling: To the achilles, maybe weakness in plantar flexing the foot. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

See a podiatrist: This can be serious and needs to have a tear ruled out.
Try elevation of the heel to take pressure off of the achilles, compression wrap and ice. ...Read more

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Can a tendon injury or a ligament injury heal faster?

Can a tendon injury or a ligament injury heal faster?

Normally: A tendon injury will heal faster, but this depends on which muscles or tendons, as blood flow differs in different areas, as well as stresses and specific use injuries. As a very vague, quick answer, I would most likely say tendon as they more often have better blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the best way to fix an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: Ice, elevate, nsaids. See a dr. To make sure you do not have a tear ...Read more

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How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

Immobilization: Hi:

the quickest road to recovery is cast immobilization and not try to dance through the injury.

Best regards:


dr. Mark reed
placentia-linda foot & ankle group
drs. Mark and melanie reed
1275 rose drive, suite 136
placentia, ca 92870
fax: (714) 528-0739
office: (714) 528-2252
www. Footpain. Org
drmreed@footpain. Org. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

Loss of extension: An intact patellar tendon is necessary to full straighten out or extend the knee. With a complete rupture, you will not be able to actively extend your knee against gravity. There may also be a defect which you may be able to feel with your finger where the defect occurred. Partial tears or tendinitis present with pain over the tendon. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Important: To determine the extent of the injury. If the tendon is itself injured bad, it is possible you should not walk on it. Is their any open skin?
Is it simply a tendonitis? If allowed to walk, often a heel lift is recommended. You may or not need immobilization while weight bearing though. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about finger tendon injury?

Hand specialist.: You should see an orthopedic hand specialist. Finger tendon injuries can be very serious, and can require surgery. ...Read more

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Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Tendon: Tendons have clear indications for immediate reconstruction and care. Ligament injuries are not visualized on x-ray, and are usually not treated in cases of fracture. If you have persistent myofascial pain or instability from injury seek a physician who has learned prolotherapy techniques for rehabilitation. Also, anti-inflamatory medicines taken for injury block ligaments from "self healing". ...Read more

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Can someone give me some details on Achilles tendon injury?

Yes: An achilles tendon injury is usually from direct trauma or from an overstretching injury.
The area becomes swollen, painful and difficult to walk on. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strap up an Achilles tendon injury?

Brace: Best to use an ankle brace to support the achilles tendon and reduce the motion of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?

Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?

Needs rest: If you continue to walk on an injured area it does not get rest to help the body heal it. ...Read more

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Can you have an Achilles tendon injury without having any pain?

Have Neuropathy?: Any significant injury to the achilles will be painful unless you have neuropathy preventing normal pain sensation. ...Read more

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Where do you feel the pain if you have an Achilles tendon injury?

Behind your ankle: If you have an achilles tendon problem such
as tendonitis or calcaneal bursitis you will
feel pain in the posterior heel area
it can either be just behind the heel or
more above the ankle in the tendon area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Achilles tendon injury?

What is the definition or description of: Achilles tendon injury?

See below: The Achilles' tendon runs between the "calf muscle" and the calcareous (heel bone). It allows the foot and ankle to plantar flex during walking and running. Injuries to the Achilles' tendon can run from mild strains to complete ruptures. ...Read more

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What can I do to help an Achilles tendon injury heal more quickly?

Topaz: Tendon injuries can be difficult to treat. Aside from the normal treatments such as rest, therapy, casting or orthotics, some physicians are turning to topaz. Topaz is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to treat the underlying tendon. In the right patient, topaz could speed up healing times considerably. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 2nd Achilles tendon injury take to heal?

Varies: This may depend on how long after the 1st injury occurred, how it is being treated, what type of injury. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat an Achilles tendon injury from longboarding?

Ice, rest, heel lift: The achilles tendon has a poor blood supply and therefore tensds to heal slowly. It is important to reduce the stress on the achilles tendon by partially immobilizing it, icing it, massaging the tendon and using a heel lift to reduce pressure on the tendon. Also wearing shoes, like a running shoe, with a good supportive heel counter is beneficial.
See a sports podiatrist if no improvement ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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