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How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

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 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


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How do I know if i ruptured my Achilles tendon?

How do I know if i ruptured my Achilles tendon?

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 more

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How can I know if I tore my achilles' tendon?

How can I know if I tore my achilles' tendon?

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 more

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How do I know if i tore my hip flexor?

How do I know if i tore my hip flexor?

Pain: To area with motion. See orthopedic and will likely need mri. In meantime try rice rest, ice, compression and elevation and otc anti-inflam. ...Read more

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How do I know if i tore my ehl tendon in my toe?

How do I know if i tore my ehl tendon in my toe?

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 more

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How do I know if i tore my big toe tendon?

How do I know if i tore my big toe tendon?

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 more

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How do I know if I have sprained my popliteus muscle?

How do I know if I have sprained my popliteus muscle?

Difficult to know: As it is a tiny muscle and tendon on the posterior lateral aspect of your knee. Usually if you have torn or sprained it, it is associated with another injury such as an lcl sprain, acl sprain or posterior lateral corner injury. ...Read more

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What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

Surgery: You may need to see a surgeon or a second surgeon if this is after a previous repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

Physical Exasm ,MRI: To know if any torn tendons, we start with physical exam and then if we have doubts we could order mri. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

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

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How do I know if i tore my meniscus or dislocated my knee?

How do I know if i tore my meniscus or dislocated my knee?

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 more

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How do I know if i tore my acl?

How do I know if i tore my acl?

Get examined: The best and most reliable way to know is to have your knee examined by a sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if i pulled or ruptured my tendon?

How do I know if i pulled or ruptured my tendon?

See below: A pull will usually be sore, arupture will usually cause inability to move the joint it crosses or attaches to. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have i torn a ligament/tendon in my foot?

How do I know if I have i torn a ligament/tendon in my foot?

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

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How can I know if I tore my ACL?

How can I know if I tore my ACL?

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

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How do I know if I have i sprained/torn a ligament in my knee?

How do I know if I have i sprained/torn a ligament in my knee?

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

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

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 more

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How do I know if i tore my plantar fascia? Would I have to have a cast if i did?

How do I know if i tore my plantar fascia?  Would I have to have a cast if i did?

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 more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more