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Is there scar tissue associated with Achilles tendonitis?

Is there scar tissue associated with Achilles tendonitis?

Possibly yes: Signs of inflammation such as swelling, warmth, and pain occur in a person with achilles' tendonitis. Damaged tendons can become calcified (get deposits of calcium), thicker than normal, less elastic (not as stretchable), and fibrotic (form scar tissue fibers). Tendon rupture occurs when a sudden shear stress force is applied to an already inflamed or damaged tendon. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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MRI read Full-thickness biceps tendonitis tear. Is this term means a major tear? No discoloration, swelling or harsh pain associated.

MRI read Full-thickness biceps tendonitis tear. Is this term means a major tear? No discoloration,  swelling or harsh pain associated.

Yes: Full thickness tears are completely thorough the tendon. I would suspect additional injury. This should be repaired surgically. See an orthopedist ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between anterior tibial tendon rupture and plantar fasciitis ?

Is there any relationship between
anterior tibial tendon rupture and plantar fasciitis ?

Yes: The anterior tibial tendon is a major tendon from the leg that supports the midfoot or arch area. If this tendon looses function the foot can flatten and this will increase tension or stress on the plantar fascia or increase the likelihood of plantar fasciitis. In addition to addressing the tendon rupture, foot orthotics can help improve the biomechanics of the foot. ...Read more

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Are there any pathologies involving a vein in relation with the Achilles tendon?

Are there any pathologies involving a vein in relation with the Achilles tendon?

One can have : Pathology anywhere but there are no common associated pathologies between the two. ...Read more

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Where is anterior scar tissue in your knee? Is scar tissue the same as having plica? Can plica grow back?

Where is anterior scar tissue in your knee? Is scar tissue the same as having plica? Can plica grow back?

Plica: Scar tissue and a plica are separate things. A plica is an embryological synovial (joint lining) tissue that can be symptomatic occasionally. Scar tissue is a repairative type of tissue that forms in response to trauma. ...Read more

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Is taping with plantar facitis still effective with bone spurs present?

Is taping with plantar facitis still effective with bone spurs present?

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can respond to taping of the arch and foot despite the presence of a bone spur. Many times the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis comes not from the bone spur itself, but from the straining of the plantar fascia (the band of ligaments that go from the heel to the forefoot.) taping is certainly worth a try but be sure to consult with your physician to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

Is there a connection between knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

Possibly: It band is a long band of tissue (similar to a tendon) than runs on the side of the thigh from hip to knee. It band sydrome can cause pain through out the area, mostly commonly in the side of the knee. ...Read more

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MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?

MRI on foot showed complete tear of central cord of plantar fascia with lateral and medial fascia intact with 2cm fibroma in arch. How to treat this?

Torn Plantar fascia: You should be immobilized for a short time to take pressure off the injury, but this is a ligament tear, and rest and possible anti-inflammatory therapy (including possible cortisone injections) would be of benefit. The ligament does not need to be repaired; in fact, a 'controlled tear' of the tendon is the preferred surgical method for treating plantar fasciitis. You will likely need orthotics. ...Read more

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I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue. Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?

I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue.  Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?

Time: If recently operated upon scar tissue may take a period of 6 weeks to develop prior to softening. Occasionally scar tissue massage and ultrasound therapy may help the scar tissue to mature as well as range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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Is foot swelling common with a torn meniscus?

Is foot swelling common with a torn meniscus?

Unusual: Foot swelling is not common with a torn meniscus. If the is significant swelling of you foot then you should see you pcp and have him evaluate your for other problems in the extremity. ...Read more

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Are scar tissue after an injury and peyronies disease different things in the penis? Is it possible i just have scar tissue causing temporary bend?

Are  scar tissue after an injury and peyronies disease different things in the penis? Is it possible i just have scar tissue causing temporary bend?

Here's some..: Known to us, the healing and molding abilities widely vary among all humans. So, time will tell the story of how your body can do for you. Clinically, scar takes some 6-12 months to mature. Beyond that period, the odd to further mold and improve becomes less possible. More? Seek professional evaluation and counseling. ...Read more

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Is peroneal subluxation surgery worth it? Ultrasounds shows subluxation of peroneus tertius with associated reactive edema (anechoic areas).

Is peroneal subluxation surgery worth it? Ultrasounds shows subluxation of peroneus tertius with associated reactive edema (anechoic areas).

PERONEUS TERTIUS?: A subluxing tertius? The tertius is beneath the extensor retinaculum in the same canal as the EDL tendons. I don't understand how that muscle/tendon is subluxing, and the EDL's are ok. ...Read more

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Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What criteria relates it to injury

Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What  criteria  relates it  to injury

Morton's neuroma: Unlikely, but a trimalleolar fracture can cause a change in one's gait and since a neuroma is an inflammatory problem of the nerve due to irriation (could be b/c of shoes, or an altered gait pattern) there may be a link, again it's very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf ...Read more