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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more