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Gluteus Minimus Tear Treatment
Is prp (platelet rich plasma therapy) effective for severe tendon tears (gluteus minimus and medius)?
I had a THR on left hip in March 2016. Thru ultrasound found out i have a small tear in gluteus minimus. Will this heal on its own?
I'm a cyclist suffering from inflamed gluteus minimus that seems to have gotten worse since stopping, what can I do?
I have tendinopathy in my gluteus minimus and gluteus medius from a mva 3 yrs ago. I still have a lot of pain from it. Will this heal on its own?
It should: If pain is persisting you should see an orthopedic specialist because you should be getting better by now. ...Read more
Severe sharp pain in left groin. Can't climb steps. Rheumatolgist ordered prp for gluteus minimus. Acupuctutist working on femoral nerve. Who is right?
Impossible to say: Without a physical exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
Physical therapy on lft. Greater trochantereric bursitis and left gluteus thminimus tear., on MRI done.(oct. 1.2012)the acute episod was in august,?
Not my regimen!: I would inject your tb, and then put you on a cycling regimen of graduated increasing intensity. I do not know what pt has to offer bursitis except great medical expense! Bicycling is the best sporting activity for gluteal issues, because it does not overload, but increases blood flow immensely, which helps heal sprained/strained muscle. ...Read more
What's sign symptom synovial leak under vastus laterasis, gluteus medius. Treatment for this, had hip arthroscopy, capsule left open. 9 weeks ago. Thanks?
Second opinion...: I'm curious as to why you have had 3 hip scopes? What is your original diagnosis? If your capsule was left open the you should expect synovial fluid to leak into the soft tissues. If you have had 3 surgeries by the same surgeon and still have problems then I would get another opinion. ...Read more
Muscle remodeling: There are 3 phases of healing for injuries: inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Tendonosis occurs when this process gets stuck before the remodeling phase. The appropriate exercises can help this process move forward and correct any factors that might have led to it in the first place. Eccentric exercises have scientifically proven to help tendonosis at several locations in the body. ...Read more
If stretching/strengthening exercises aren't working for gluteus medius pain (months of therapy) what exactly can a Dr. do for this relentless pain?
He (she) can do lots: If your doctor is a physical medicine doctor or an osteopathic doctor. First, he can perform a thorough examination as well as diagnostic testing. Second, if the diagnosis is neurological, he can give you blocks and/or epidural steroid injections. Third, he can coordinate therapy. There are trigger point therapies, such as dry needling, spray and stretch, and manual therapies he can administer. ...Read more
Is deep tissue massage better than physical therapy for a hurt hamstring and the gluteus maximus??
Have RA & oa, chronic hip bursitis. Have had several steriod inject over the yrs. Now increased pain, MRI inflammation of ra, partial tears minimus/gluteus?
See details: You have not asked a question. However, chronic hip bursitis may often be referred pain from the lower back and not a true bursitis. I would suggest an MRI of the area. If it is a true bursitis, the bursa can be surgically removed. However, from your description it seems the pain is likely related to lower back issues. Have you seen a pain specialist? If not, consider doing so. ...Read more
Increased tearing: Here I assume you are asking about increased tearing rather than ways to increase your tearing. Increased tearing can be from an obstruction of tear outflow / drainage or from reflex tearing. In reflex tearing, the eyes are dry as a baseline, and some external factor (wind, etc.) dries them just a little more, which stimulates an outpouring of tears. Artificial tear use can help prevent this. ...Read more
Several Options: We need to establish a comprehensive diagnosis for you first. For instance, was this a recent traumatic injury or something that came on over time. Arthroscopic recommendations really depend on the level of symptoms and other associated pathology you have. If you are relatively asymptomatic, activity modification and watchful waiting may be appropriate. Learn more: http://theshouldercenter. Com/. ...Read more
Pain: Pain with axial and or torsional loading of the wrist located at the ulnar side of the wrist. You may get popping and or mild locking as well. Diagnosis is by MRI and or arthrogram. Treatment is arthroscopic with debridement for a central tear and repair for a peripheral tear. You should be evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Repair: Depends on what caused it, if it is new it can be repaired by sewing it. If it is older it can still be repaired but it would be possible more involved. If is small sometimes topical meds can be applied to heal it. You need to see your obgyn to be evaluated. ...Read more
Depends on Sxs: A partial thickness tear that is not causing knee instability can be managed without surgery or bracing typically. If a partial thickness ACL tear is causing symptomatic knee instability then usually the best treatment at your age would be an ACL reconstruction by one of several methods. ...Read more
Sub-specialist: There are ophthalmologists who this is their area of expertise. In palm beach, florida that would be dr. M. Patipa. I've referred patients whose facial cancers have wrecked havoc on the periorbital (eye)region that this dr has done wonders to repair. ...Read more
What is the treatment for a 7mm slap 2 tear on posterior aspect of superior labrum along with fraying?
Pls I need ur advice what is the best treatment for tear in the rotation curve in the left shoulder, thanks?
What treatment is used for medial patellar partial retinaculum tear. How long must I wait until resuming normal activities?
Depends: The severity of your knee injury that caused the tear of the medial patellar retinaculum tear will determine the length of your recovery. Physical therapy can be very beneficial to aid your recovery and speed your return to "normal" activities. If you have not seen an orthopaedic surgeon yet, it would probably be worthwhile for you. ...Read more
What is the treatment for full thickness tear in the anterior distal supraspinatus tendon with 1.5 CM of tendon retraction?
Depends: Depends on if you are having symptoms or not, if it's dominant or nondominant side. Can be treated conservatively initially with strengthening of the rotator cuff, steroid injection if needed. If this fails, ultimately surgery would be required to reconstruct the tendon and put it back where it should be. ...Read more
What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?
Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports).
It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post-operatively to control pain. ...Read more
Hello, I was hospitalized July 16, 2017, with a tear and abscess, after treatment all cleared up only to have another attack. Considering surgery?
Depends on how bad: Small tears are observed and heal. Large tears may require surgical suturing repair. ...Read more
It depends: When the cartilage surface is the injured part it is called an osteochondral injury. However, patients will also describe meniscal injuries as "cartilage tears" which is incorrect but a very common description by patients. The menisci are the soft tissue shock absorbers in the knee between the bones and are frequently what "tears" inside the knee. ...Read more
Therapy vs repair: Not all rotator cuff tears are treated the same. Factors such as age of patient, age of the tear, size of tear, location of the tear, and most importantly the symptoms of the patient all help determine the best course of treatment. A trial of nonoperative management with therapy and perhaps an injection is the usual 1st line of treatment. Surgery may be indicated if nonoperative treatment fails. ...Read more