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Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis Swollen
My flexor tendons are swollen on the palm of my hand. It is chronic, my ortho said heat is best but will that make the swelling go down?
Depends: The question is really why do you have the swelling? If this does not resolve with the anti-inflammatory medication you are taking, then further testing may be warranted to determine the cause of your swelling. ...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
Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more
Buddy tape: Without seeing how bad your injury is, hard to say for sure. If you have avulsed the distal attachment to the finger bone (jersey finger), this needs to be seen by a surgeon, possibly hand specialist for opertive repair. You would have lost your ability to flex the finger at the tip. If it is still attached but just strained and has full function then you could buddy tape it for a few weeks. ...Read more
Depends: What body part your talking about and is it being treated surgically or what? ...Read more
Loss of function of:
The finger, hand, wrist, or those in the lower limbs.
These need to be repaired and done early, to prevent prolonged recovery, ot, multiple surgeries to improve function.
In the hands, your work, or leisure activities would be grossly affected. ...Read more
Prescription expense: Flexor? Are you referring to the flector patch (diclofenac)? That is a topical antiimflammatory patch and is costly for may people as there is no generic. An alternative may be oral anti-inflammatories of which most are available gernerically. There is also voltaren gel that is topical, although also costly and there is another toical ointment that may work. Ask your physician and pharmacist for assistance. ...Read more
Hi, sirwhen we holding 5kg mass steady both flexor and extensor contracted but how about when lifting the mass upwards? Will the extensor also contract?
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
Opposes extension: Flexor muscles cause a muscle to tighten. Their function is most noticeable in large muscle groups. In your arms when you "make a muscle" you are flexing. Making a fist or curling your toes are all acts of flexion. Relaxing your limb is called extension. Throughout the day you do both. Check out anatomy pictures in a book or online. ...Read more