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How Do I Know If I Tore My Achilles Tendon
Often clinical dx: The signs of this are often fairly typical and a physician is usually able to tell with a simple examination; both palpation of the tendon and a test call the thompson test are easy techniques. A surgeon may order an MRI for preoperative planning if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gap and weakness: A gap that you can feel where your achilles should be in the back of your leg/ankle (compare with normal side), and weakness during foot pushoff are signs of a possible rupture. Normally people describe being shot in the back of the leg with an achilles rupture. Further clinical evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will confirm your suspicion. An MRI is not usually required. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pain: A full achille's tendon tear causes severe pain in the back of your leg, difficulty walking on the affected leg and possibly a "snapping" sound at the time of injury. A partial tear will cause pain and weakness in the affected leg. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
An MRI would show: A tear, but with good knowledge and technique, an ultrasound can pick this up too. Unless the tendon is completely torn in two, you'll still be able to move your toe with a partial tear. Tendons have a poor blood supply and take long to heal, so don't wait on this if you think you have a tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI: There is pain and loss of function, instability with the big toe range of motion. The great toe has pain with range of motion at the tendon tear and there is usually swelling at the tear site. However, everything else must be ruled out clinically. Getting an MRI is a quicker way to visualize a tear. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Easy: Torn meniscus hurts on the side of the knee at the joint line. Hurts to squat or twist. It is diagnosed with an mri. A knee dislocation is a very traumatic injury and requires high velocity or great engery input into the knee to tear the very strong ligaments that connect the bones together. Exam, xray, MRI are all part of the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: You will get a proper evaluation and a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes further testing is necessary. Is range of motion limited or very painful? These are often noted, however, a tear is not necessarily present with these symptoms. ...Read more
History and physical: Would recommend an orthopaedic history and physical to see if further workup including and MRI to make the definitive diagnosis. For an ACL tear, one most often has a significant injury to the knee with an immediate filling of the joint with blood. Chronic symptoms of ACL tear are giving way of the knee and a persistent effusion. ...Read more
Pain and swelling.: The knee is a common joint to injure, and if there is a serious ligament or meniscal tear there is usually a large amount of swelling. The knee is also unstable which your doctor can check for. If you have a lot of pain and swelling i would go see your doctor. If your pain is fairly mild and the knee is not swollen, using ice and resting the knee and avoiding sports until pain free is good. ...Read more
A few things...: Most people with ruptures experience pain, swelling and inability to flex the ankle in the direction of the sole of their foot. Some will see what appears to be a bruise at the site of the rupture. If you think you ruptured your achilles tendon i recommend you see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at: www.Aofas.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very painful: A ruptured or torn plantar fascia is very very painful and not really hard to diagnose. It is a sudden onset, a lot of bruising and difficult to put any weight on it. There are, however degrees of this injury; complete, partial, micro, even herniations. Ruptures can be treated with a non weight bearng cast or open repair ( and non weight bearing cast). Hopefully you just have fasciitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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