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What causes lateral collateral ligament strain?

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What causes lateral collateral ligament strain?

Large forces: Lateral collateral ligament strains are relatively uncommon. Lateral collateral injuries can occur with direct forceful blows to the inside of the knee, high energy trauma such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and falls from height. It can also be associated with other ligament injuries such as PCL and less commonly acl tears. ...Read more

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How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes  an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state. Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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How to diagnose torn plantar fascia vs. ruptured plantar fascia? What are effective treatments?

How to diagnose torn plantar fascia vs. ruptured plantar fascia? What are effective treatments?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

No: This is not usually operated. Get a second opinion locally, or even go up to the mayo clinic. ...Read more

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. ...Read more

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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

Depends...: Complete tear: usually surgery, depending on activity and health of the patient. Partial tear: usually protected or non weightbearing for a period of about 6 weeks strained, no tear: rest, protected weightbearing in a boot or shoe with a raised heel. Many of these scenarios will benefit from physical therapy, at home or by a professional, at some point in the healing. ...Read more

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How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

See below: Usually the tendon is immobolized and after inflamation subsides, physical therapy is used for rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendons injury?

Depends : It all depends on the extend of injury. Achilles tendinitis vs. Rupture have different courses of treatment. For tendinitis physical therapy, orthotics and shoe modification along with stretching can help. For rupture then surgical repair is needed. ...Read more

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What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients w/ tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), strengthening/ stretching. I also may suggest massage or bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing injections (cortisone or prp), oral/ topical prescriptions, or even orthotics with your physician. ...Read more

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What are treatments for sprain/ strain with lateral bulges?

What are treatments for sprain/ strain with lateral bulges?

Not sure: Not sure what lateral bulges means. Sprain/strain treatments include rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice), home exercises, physical therapy exercises and modalities, injectional therapies and surgery. It depends on the location, severity, and return to play requirements. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon strain?

What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon strain?

Quad strain: Pain above the kneecap or mid thigh depending on the strain area. Sometime there is swelling or bruising. It may also be difficult to flex the knee. ...Read more

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Grade 1 sprain of gracilis sinister and partial rupture of aductor longus muscle recovery time?

Grade 1 sprain of gracilis sinister and partial rupture of aductor longus muscle recovery time?

A few weeks: That should heal within a few weeks, anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks. You can progressively increase your physical activity as you heal. If you are no better after 8 weeks you should return to your physician. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for buttocks muscle strain?

What is the treatment for buttocks muscle strain?

Physical therapy: Buttock muscle strain is best treated with physical therapy, which includes relative rest, ice, flexibility and strengthening exercises. If it does not get better in a few days seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How are hip muscle strains or sprains treated?

How are hip muscle strains or sprains treated?

Conservatively: Active rest and recovery, ice, compression, gentle stretching anti inflammatory medication, massage possibly..Etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for repetitive strain injury?

What is the treatment for repetitive strain injury?

Rest: Depends on type and location of the injury. Rest, ice and antiinflammatories can help see a specialists that treats your problems if your injury persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Have gastrocnemius contracture(Silfverskiold test) causing equinus, from deep posterior CS(Stryker test). Fasciotomy or recession of gastroc to treat?

Have gastrocnemius contracture(Silfverskiold test) causing equinus, from deep posterior CS(Stryker test). Fasciotomy or recession of gastroc to treat?

BE CAREFUL: At first glance, the doctor may thing a 'simple' lengthening will help. But, being s/p compartment syndrome, there is scarring; extensive releases in the leg may be needed. See an orthopedist trained in foot/ankle. ...Read more

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