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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?

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

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What is the flexor digitalis?

What is the flexor digitalis?

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

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What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

Rest, ice: Not sure exactly which muscles are
injured
but in general I would use ice and nsaids
to alleviate the pain
as the pain gradually subsides, I would
begin to work on gentle flexibility and
strengthening exercises
don't be surprised if it takes 6 weeks for
the injury to heal. ...Read more

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Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

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

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Think I hurt my flexor tendon again, how can I heal it?

Think I hurt my flexor tendon again, how can I heal it?

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

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Please tell me the complications of unrepaired severed flexor tendons?

Please tell me the complications of unrepaired severed flexor tendons?

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

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Anyone know where I might get some assistance to pay for flexor prescription?

Anyone know where I might get some assistance to pay for flexor prescription?

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

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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?

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?

Tey will not: They will not contract, extensors work when you extend, flexors work when flexing motion occurs, this muscles groups work independant of eatch other. ...Read more

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Why did my hip flexor lock up?

Why did my hip flexor lock up?

Tight: The hip flexors are almost always too tight. You need to religiously stretch them. Also work on strengthening the gluts which help balance out the flexors. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my hip flexor?

How do I know if I tore my hip flexor?

Pain: To area with motion. See orthopedic and will likely need mri. In meantime try rice rest, ice, compression and elevation and otc anti-inflam. ...Read more

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What do I do for pulled flexor muscle?

What do I do for pulled flexor muscle?

Rest, Ice, Compress: Simple rest will help the most. You can apply ice to decrease any acute discomfort and help diminish the swelling. Compression will also make an injured muscle feel better most of the time. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

Which flexor muscle?: You have many flxor muscles, in both upper and lower extremity. Also do you have a complete or partial tear. Without this info, I cannot give recommendations. Please be specific and ask again! ...Read more

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I've torn my flexor carpi radialis, do I need surgery?

I've torn my flexor carpi radialis, do I need surgery?

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 30ยบ of flexion for 3-4 weeks: the tendon ends will heal together without shortening. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: flexor muscle?

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