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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Stretched Tendon

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How do you treat tear in a tendon.?

How do you treat tear in a tendon.?

Depends on a lot: This depends greatly on which tendon, degree of tear, and functional goals of the patient. At best, some tears can be managed with pain control and rest, similar to a muscle strain; complete tears or tears in muscles bearing high loads may require surgery. Often physical therapy will be a component of the plan, as will antiinflammatories and rest. ...Read more

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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I pulled my tendon in my shoulder. What is the best way to treat this?

I pulled my tendon in my shoulder. What is the best way to treat this?

Rotator Cuff: The rotator cuff tendon is a major stabilizer of the shoulder joint especially with lifting and overhead activity. Treatment is dependent upon how large the tear is and how much weakness and pain your are having. Initial treatment may consist of rest and range of motion exercises. Severe tears may need surgery. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with damage to the tendons of the band ilotibial, I want to know what exercises I can do and if I can do stretches?

I was diagnosed with damage to the tendons of the band ilotibial, I want to know what exercises I can do and if I can do stretches?

Several: The condition is sometimes known as ileotibial band syndrome and is a common cause of hip pain. Another common germ for it is tensor facia lat a syndrome. If you google these terms there are several sites that show a good stretching program. It is felt to be a contracture and inflammation of theileotibial band and stretches can definitely help. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. If your doctor diagnose it as an tendonitis it can be treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication or steroids injections if indicated. ...Read more

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What is a ruptured tendon and how is it treated?

What is a ruptured tendon and how is it treated?

A ruptured tendon: Can come from either an injury or can occur spontaneously (some medications like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can do this). It's when a tendon separates from the bone it's supposed to be attached to. Muscles become tendons so when a muscle contracts, it pulls on a tendon and the tendon, which is attached to a bone, causes motion. If the tendon is ruptured, no movement can take place. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat loose ligaments and tendons?

Strengthen muscles: You can't alter the tension in the ligaments around a joint without surgery. You can however optimize the function of the surrounding muscles or dynamic stabilizers of the joint. This, for example, is the initial approach in someone who has an inherently loose shoulder (loose ligaments without tearing) and is often successfull. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

Physical therapy.: Physical therapy may be beneficial. Check with your treating doctor to see if physical therapy is an option for you. ...Read more

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Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

No.: If you do regular stretching you will maintain the muscle fibers at maximum length. If you stop they can contract and become relatively shortened. The tendons are at a relatively fixed length regardless. ...Read more

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How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

Get exact diagnosis: Make sure of the diagnosis and talk to your doctor about a physical therapy rehab program when the healing stage is right. ...Read more

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Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath? How to remove the fluid? How to treat it? Does it go by itself?

Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath? How to remove the fluid? How to treat it? Does it go by itself?

Tenosynovitis: Usually fluid in tendon sheath means inflammation or tenosynovitis, and causes pain. Various treatments are available to be prescribed by your doctor including rest, restricting activities that caused the problem, splint, applying cold, physical therapy, nonsteroidal inflammatory medications, or even steroid injections into the tendon sheath. I personally have had steroid injections with relief. ...Read more

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Can you stretch your iliopsoas tendon through stretching exercises alone without the need for surgery?

Yes: Surgery is rarely needed.

Physical therapist can assist in the instruction and performance of iliopsoas tendon/muscle.

Look at how to on own on youtube.

http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=x0j9khfuzyq. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the tendons that pass behind the medial maleolus to be permanently over stretched due to lateral wedge placed on forefoot?

Is it possible for the tendons that pass behind the medial maleolus to be permanently over stretched due to lateral wedge placed on forefoot?

They should heal: When the tendons of the medial ankle are stretched and strained due to pronation, they become inflamed. When the inflammation becomes chronic, it needs to be quelled. A tear would be more of a permanent condition.
Proper rest and methods such as physical therapy may help resolve this issue. ...Read more

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Do tendons and ligaments that have been inappropriately stretched (as through injury) return spontaneously to their normal size or is pt needed?

Do tendons and ligaments that have been inappropriately stretched (as through injury) return spontaneously to their normal size or is pt needed?

Depends: The question is a bit too ' general' to give a specific answer. Some ligaments that" stretch" beyond their capability will not return to their normal size and this can result in laxity. Some tendons that stretch for a short period of time will return to their prior state. Some tendons that are contracted secondary to the aging process or disease need stretching! Hope that helps... ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats tendons and ligaments?

What type of doctor treats tendons and ligaments?

Orthopaedist: Typically an orthopaedic surgeon treats tendon and ligament injuries, although rheumatologists and physiatrists can treat more mild conditions by medicinal means. All three specialists can splint, prescribe and inject, while only orthopaedists are trained to also apply surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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Extensor tendon injury. Who treats it?

Hand surgeon: Tendon injuries in the hand are typically treated by a hand surgeon. Hand surgeons can orthopaedic surgeons (like myself), general or plastic surgeons. Look for someone who is board certified and has a certificate of additional qualification (caq) in hand surgery. ...Read more

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How can I stretch my injured Achilles tendon?

Carefully: If your achilles is already injured you need to be careful to not overstretch and risk rupture. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a ruptured tendon months later?

Is it possible to treat a ruptured tendon months later?

Depends on which: A rotator cuff can be fixed late though the results are better if surgery takes place within 3-4 months. Biceps, achilles and patellar tendons should be fixed within 2-3 weeks or often a reconstruction is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how treat a common digital extensor tendon injury?

Can you tell me how treat a common digital extensor tendon injury?

Ice.: Ice the area for 20 minutes at a time, take an anti-inflammatory medication. You may need physical therapy in addition, to restore everything back to normal. ...Read more

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How long should it take for "stretched tendons" in the front of an ankle to heal?

Stretched tendons: If by stretched tendons, you mean ligament laxity.This is commonly seen as a result of an ankle sprain.
The normal treatment regimen for an ankle sprain, without ligament tear is three weeks of immobilization. ...Read more

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When I stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy. It feels like it is tearing! Is it tearing? It is painful! Should I stop stretching?

When I stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy. It feels like it is tearing! Is it tearing? It is painful! Should I stop stretching?

Stop streching: Your body, is trying to tell you something. Stop stretching. On a microscopic level, you're stretching it and/or tearing. It. Pain with or without swelling, see a orthopedist or podiatrist. Ice, rest and NSAID in meantime. ...Read more

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How to treat a tear in posterior tibial tendon?

Either in a cast or: With surgical repair, depending on how it occurred, general status, condition of the foot/ankle, other medical conditions, etc.
See a podiatrist/foot ; ankle doc to be evaluated/ treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What does stretched out tendons feel like in your foot up to your knee?

What does stretched out tendons feel like in your foot up to your knee?

Don't Understand: I would be better able to help if you describe what you are feeling and I can help diagnose the problem. Trying to make a decision first and then choose which symptoms fit is not appropriate format for helping. ...Read more

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How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more