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Flexor Carpi Radialis
Good question!: This is kind of a controversial topic, because the fcr has a very short excursion as it flexes the wrist. Because repairing the tendon may excessively shorten it and because there is another wrist flexor (fc ulnaris) present, many hand surgeons recommend casting these injuries in about 30º of flexion for 3-4 weeks: the tendon ends will heal together without shortening. ...Read more
Maybe none?: The FCR (flexor carpi radialis) muscle runs from the inside of your elbow down to the base of your thumb. As it's name suggests, it flexes your wrist. Rupture is rare but can occur from chronic inflammation or overuse, rubbing on a bone spur at the wrist or from sudden wrist extension. Repair is not always needed, but wrist flexion strength may be decreased. ...Read more
What injuries can occur to flexor carpi radialis tendon and what are the symptoms and treatment for them?
Like most other ones: Inflammation of a tendon (tendinitis) can occur from trauma, often resulting from repetitive/over use etc.. This tendon can be injured from activities such as wrist curling or some other direct trauma etc.. Pain with movement/stretching or curling wrist against resistance is probably most common symptom. Some swelling may occur. I am not sure the nature of your trouble. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm
Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more
How many Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 40mg injections will get rid of my chronic inflammation of the pisiform bone and the flexor carpi ulnaris?Had 2, no improvement.
Not a good option-: -though steroid injections help, they are also great destroyers of soft tissue as tendons, articular cartilage, ,so you should not keep getting them. You are young & the damages can B life long. The tendon may rupture, and the pisoform may loose blood supply. The drugs are great but their use need be judicious. ...Read more
Flex your fingers...: Flexor digitorum muscles cause your fingers (digits) to pull inwards, or flex. There are four: superficialis, profundus, brevis and longus. The different ones flex different joints of the fingers. These are latin for superficial, deep, short and long. ...Read more