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Dmso For Tendon Injuries
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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
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 decisionsSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
6-12 weeks: This depends upon location a lot.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
See below: This cannot hurt the injury.Get a more detailed answer ›
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!
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers