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Hip Abductor Tendon Tear
No way: It will cause your legs to look attractive and toned. It is always possible to bulk up too much with doing too much weight resistance and not enough cardio or lower weights but this is something you can control. ...Read more
I had right hip abductor mechanism repair 3 weeks ago, with instruction for no weight bearing and abduction for 6 weeks. When should it feel normal?
Simple: Attache appropriate weights to ankle of leg to exercise with that leg adducted across the front of the other leg. Now, with knee fully extended, move the leg in a lateral or abducted motion at the hip. This is only one of many exercises to isolate the abductors using progressive resistant exercises. Also muscle confusion execises should be incorporated. Seek the help of a personal trainer. ...Read more
Pain: Swelling, color changes, limited movement.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on which one: There are certainly non-surgical treatments for tendon injuries, but it depends on which tendon is injured. Some tendons in the hand heal well with splinting, some require surgery. Treatment for an achilles tendon is controversial, with some advocating for surgery and others for bracing or casting. You should check with your doctor to discuss relative risks and benefits for your specific injury. ...Read more
Not usually: It is possible, with rest and activity avoidance your pain can be diminished but the problem may not totally go away. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and possible steroid injections can aid in pain reduction. Depending on the severity of the partial tear you may need surgery to eliminate the impingement and to repair the tear. ...Read more
MRI: Is the best study to evaluate for a subscapularis tendon tear. An mr arthrogram (injection of dye into the joint space) may add some information). ...Read more
Shoulder recovery: It should take 3-4 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
For a tendon tear. Is it ok to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon without a huge amount of pain or would it be something else?
Tough problem.: Pt tendon is our strong stabilizer of the foot and ankle. Without it, you can't go on your toes and your foot significantly flattens down in the inside arch. The longer you allow it to function that way, the worse your foot will feel, look and function. Many Podiatrists in your area. Go have it checked if you haven't yet. ...Read more
During a possible tendon tear. Is it possible to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon without a huge amount of pain or would it be something else?
It is possible not to experience huge pain.
You need to see a doctor for exam to figur out what the problem is. ...Read more
Varying degrees: Think of the severities you listed as a continuum. - if you have bicep soreness following any increase in your normal level of activitiy, then you likely strained the muscle fibers. The pain associated will likely subside w/ a proper amount of conservative treatment (rice). If no improvement see a physician. A strain itself can be of varing degrees & in the most severe cases a "tear" may result. ...Read more
Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
If Achilles is torn: It is very difficult, or impossible to lift your body up on the affected side while standing on that foot only. To clarify: while holding on to the arm of a chair pick your good leg off the ground. Try to do a toe raise on the bad leg. This is usually not possible with a torn achilles. ...Read more
Repair: Peroneal tendon tears, usaully intrasubstance or partial tears are difficult to treat conservatively. Once the MRI determines the extent and location of the rupture, the tendon can be repaired by various procedures...Tubularization, debridement or replacement. Amniotic membrane is showing a promising treatment by wrapping the torn tendon. ...Read more
Yes: It would be tender, bruised and you would probably feel a knot whew the tendon has balled up. ...Read more
Depends: I suspect we are talking about your shoulder. It is not uncommon to find these types of things in shoulder MRIs. It really depends on your examination and your limitations. Your doctor will need to put all of this information together to tell you how to manage this accordingly. ...Read more
Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?
Unlikely: Partial thickness rotator cuff tears rarely'heal'. They may become less painful occassionally in some patients who are able to 'tolerate' them. However, most progress (esp. In older adults) w/time to small full thickness tears, etc. If u are not improving w/ pt, NSAIDs, etc. Consider having an experienced arthroscopist perform repair (intrasubstance or 'taken down' and repair to bone).Pain relief! ...Read more
@ Ur age it's due 2.: ..wear as it changes direction in the tarsal tunnel. It is in contact with the bone & held in place by extremely unyielding ligament. As it see-saws back & forth it wears, inflammation sets in & it ruptures. Repair in the tunnel is not recommended as it is of poor quality. A cable graft is used or a tendon transfer, as well as a cast 2 brace 2 proper foot ware that may need 2 B custom made ...Read more
Yes: 'slap' tears are labral (cartilage) tears that occur anterior (in the front of) and posterior (in the back of), the long head of the biceps tendon in the shoulder joint (hence: acronym slap).Some slap tears involve the biceps anchor itself (type 2) and can cause pain/ popping etc... The biceps tendon can tear in isolation or w/ the rotator cuff tendon (s)... Hope this helps...! ...Read more
Bursitis in shoulder after complete pec tendon tear repair 3mnths on very painful and slowing recovery what are the best treatment options?
I have a small posterior tibial tendon tear. Can this heal? . Could I use a waking cast to help heal... How long does it take to heal? Thank u
Have a complete tear of left flexor hallucis longus tendon. Tear is in front of knot of henry. Is surgery best or is something less invasive possible?
Experience counts.: It goes without saying that every patient's condition should be evaluated before applying general rules, but, if the laceration is distal (toward the toes) to the knot of Henry, then surgical repair is probably best. Find an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
My daddy got MRI results 2day, supraspinatus tendon tear, it is a little more than 1/2 reffered 2 ortho surg., surgprolly? 63yrs, small, weak, health issues!
Several options: If he hasn't had pt yet, that may be worthwhile to pursue. If very painful, a cortisone injection may be helpful in temporarily reducing pain. If tried and unsuccessful, surgical repair may be next step. Good luck! ...Read more