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Will working on the hip abductors cause my legs to look fat?

Will working on the hip abductors cause my legs to look fat?

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

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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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?

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?

Probably 12 weeks: After 6-8 weeks for the repair to occur after surgery, then you would require pt to overcome the weakness and to improve the strength of the muscles and increase range of motion over the next 4-6 weeks, and also to start weight bearing on the affected leg, . Read more

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How to know if you tore hip abductors?

Hip tear: Muscle tear after trauma would typically be very painful to use, and bruised and swollen Read more

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What's a way to exercise my hip abductors?

What's a way to exercise my hip abductors?

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

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Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

See below: The shoulder. This is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles and most commonly torn. Follow up with an orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you. Read more

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Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. Read more

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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. Read more

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Are there any non surgical treatments for tendon tear?

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

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Is a full thickness bicep tendon tear painful and requires surgery?

Is a full thickness bicep tendon tear painful and requires surgery?

Depends on extent of: Injury, which can be determined by an MRI. Please seek immediate orthopedic evaluation. If you cannot raise or flex the affected arm there may be nerve damage. Please seek immediate attention. Read more

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Will shoulder impingment & partial tendon tear go away without treatment?

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

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What are other methods of examination for a subscapularis tendon tear than an mri?

What are other methods of examination for a subscapularis tendon tear than an mri?

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

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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

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I have bicep pain, is it soreness, sprain or tendon tear?

I have bicep pain, is it soreness, sprain or tendon tear?

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

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Is it possible to hear your tendon tear?

Is it possible to hear your tendon tear?

Tendon pop tear: Often people speak about this, yes you can hear a tear, but often its a feeling Read more

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Is it actually possible to hear a tendon tear?

Is it actually possible to hear a tendon tear?

Yes: It can happen. Sound waves travel in the body as well, so some people can hear these things when they happen, just like people hear their own heartbeat. Read more

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What is the difference between a small tendon tear and tendonosis?

They are different: Sometimes called chronic tendinitis, which inflamation of the tendons, prtial tear there a gap in the tendon. Read more

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Can a tendon tear in my forearm?

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

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Abductor (Definition)

When a muscle contracts and moves an arm, leg, figer, toe away from the body it is an abductor. When it moves it towards the body ...Read more