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What treatment is available for mild tendinopathic enlargement of the juxtamalleolar portion of the peroneus longus tendon w/o discrete tear?
Time will tell : Progress. With your history, It may be worthwhile to get a second opinion from an osteopathic physician, DO, who can do a musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment. S/he can also review your records, imaging and give you a better idea on management moving forward, especially if PT didn't help. Many great DO's in your area in LA. ...Read more
I had a bad foot sprain leading to formation of a bone spur that grew into one of my tendons causing pain/snapping. Had it removed. Could it return?
Maybe: I'm not certain we have all of the information but it sounds like this could possibly occur again depending on what the clinical setting is. Your physician knows more about your total case he or she would be the best person to discuss this question with ...Read more
Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial deviation repetitively or a significant lift resisting this motion. Secondly inflammatory processes like rheumatoid arthritis and gout can weaken the tendon prior to tear. Finally an old fracture or RA with prominent ulna can compromise the ecu tendon. ...Read more
Depends on a lot: This depends greatly on which tendon, degree of tear, and functional goals of the patient. At best, some tears can be managed with pain control and rest, similar to a muscle strain; complete tears or tears in muscles bearing high loads may require surgery. Often physical therapy will be a component of the plan, as will antiinflammatories and rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more