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Hello! If I rest my elbow on the table for a couple of minutes then try to straighten it I feel a pain. Tendonitus ,tear ligament,tendon,sprain?

Hello! If I rest my elbow on the table for a couple of minutes then try to straighten it I feel a pain. Tendonitus ,tear ligament,tendon,sprain?

Probably tendon : It's hard to say the exact cause, however pain that is present after prolonged rest is usually muscle or tendon related. As there are numerous muscles and tendons that cross the elbow joint, it is most likely that. However, other sources of pain should be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I have gout in my big toe and area can I use emulgel to treat the gout? I also have a tendon sprain on the top of my foot will this cream also help?

I have gout in my big toe and area can I use emulgel to treat the gout? I also have a tendon sprain on the top of my foot will this cream also help?

Gout: Since gout is an extreme form of inflammation, topical anti-inflammatories are usually not sufficient to quell the inflammation. Oral or injectable medicines are more appropriate. As far as the sprain, rather than just treat the inflammation, physical therapy is more appropriate to assist in healing the tissues. ...Read more

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Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Be seen: I would probably be seen for a repeat exam and X-rays. You may have sustained a deltoid ligament injury or tear. If this is associated with a syndesmosis injury or a proximal fibula fracture, ankle X-rays can initially be negative but treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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What problems are there after surgical repair of hamstring tendon?

What problems are there after surgical repair of hamstring tendon?

Hamstring surgery: Depending on where along the hamstring your surgery was: weakness, stiffness, sciatica, cramping, early fatigue during muscle contraction. ...Read more

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I have a hamstring tendon avulsion. I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?

I have a hamstring tendon avulsion.  I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?

Depends: That would depend on the location of the avulsion . It might be repaired or observed depending on the location, duration and activity level of the patient. ...Read more

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My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

It can be: Sometimes the prominence of the tendon over the wrist is normal and is not dangerous. Other times if the tendon is snapping over the bone especially after an injury on someone with arthritis this can lead to tendon problems. Evaluation by hand surgeon will help make a diagnosis and determine the treatment. ...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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more