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Dmso For Tendon Injuries
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
6-12 weeks: This depends upon location a lot.Get a more detailed 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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
I have two chronic tendon injuries that after years still haven't healed. Are there any conditions that prevent tendons from healing properly?
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
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
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
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
the quickest road to recovery is cast immobilization and not try to dance through the injury.
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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
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
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
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
Brace: Best to use an ankle brace to support the achilles tendon and reduce the motion of the ankle and foot. ...Read more
Needs rest: If you continue to walk on an injured area it does not get rest to help the body heal it. ...Read more
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
Varies: This may depend on how long after the 1st injury occurred, how it is being treated, what type of injury. ...Read more
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