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Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...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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Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Meniscus tear in knee--is it painful?

Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral collateral ligament is tight & painful?

Constant knee pain seems lateral collateral ligament is tight & painful?

Many possibilities: The knee is an important weight bearing joint with a complex inner and outer structure. Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, and metabolic conditions. ...Read more

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Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Yes. : Because they can misalign a toe and hammer them for example and then the hammer toe can be painful. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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What is torn ankle ligament surgery like; painful?

What is torn ankle ligament surgery like; painful?

Can Be: Any surgery can be painful. A torn ligament or sprain can be very painful. Some people tell me it is worse than when they broke it. Most ligament injuries do not require surgery. Depending on the type a cast, boot or brace may be used in the early treatment with ice and elevation. Physical therapy is important to gain motion, strength and balance back to hopefully prevent injury. ...Read more

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Stiff and painful knee?

Stiff and painful knee?

Knee pain: Without any history of falls or trauma, it is usually something degenerative or arthritic. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Yes: It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing. If it is not repaired, it will be difficult to walk especially on stairs. ...Read more

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What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

Depends: There are so many variables like how bad the fracture or tear was that a comparison is not really fair. Let's say both are not good both can hurt and neither are fun to undergo. ...Read more

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What is more painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

What is more  painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

Broken knee cap: Achilles tendon rupture often do not hurt much and can easily be overlooked. A broken bone e.g. Knee cap hurts much more and will cause your leg to buckle painfully when you attempt to put weight on it. ...Read more

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Inflamed knee after walking small lump under kneecap?

Inflamed knee after walking small lump under kneecap?

Tendinitis: Sounds like you are describing patellar tendinits. ...Read more

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Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise.Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon repair, can it cause cramp?

Achilles tendon repair, can it cause cramp?

Yes: Cramps can certainly happen after surgery. If extremely painful the could be a DVT which needs to be checked asap. ...Read more

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I fell on to the front of my knee about three months ago. Since the initial pain subsided I have been left with a palpable painful outside tendon, ?

I fell on to the front of my knee about three months ago. Since the initial pain subsided I have been left with a palpable painful outside tendon, ?

? bursitis: My first thought would be a post-traumatic bursitis. Bursae are flattened sacs that serve as protective buffers between bones/overlapping muscle and tendons. These synovial-lined sacs are normally filled with a minimal amount of fluid. After trauma or repetitive use they may fill with inflammatory fluid and be tender, limiting movement. Treatment may include anti-inflammatories/aspiration. See Doc ...Read more

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Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Achilles tendonitis: Otc ibuprofen, ice and possibly physical therapy are some options. If pain is severe an MRI can be done to rule out a tear of the tendon. ...Read more

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Painful lump a tendon, back of ankle for months now, do u know what it could be and how to make it heal?

Achilles' tendon: A lump on the achilles' tendon can be tendinitis to a partially torn tendon. Please get a medical consult and an mri depends on the MRI result to determine treatment. ...Read more

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I have hip anteversion and painful snapping psoas tendon since 2 yrs. i have tried PT, NSAIDS, steroid injections, pool therapy, etc. Treatment? 17y F

I have hip anteversion and painful snapping psoas tendon since 2 yrs. i have tried PT, NSAIDS, steroid injections, pool therapy, etc. Treatment? 17y F

JHS: Teenager mis-interprets snapping sound from unilateral sacroiliac joint as "snapping psoas". Brighton Criteria and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome need to be reviewed. See Boa.com. SIJ belt, aqua therapy, and yoga are therapeutic options. In severe cases prolotherapy and SIJ fusion become considerations. ...Read more

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Im 17 yr F with painful snapping psoas tendon since 2yr. Doc says I may have anteversion. How can I be sure except CT scan? Also Had bow legs. Treatme

Im 17 yr F with painful snapping psoas tendon since 2yr. Doc says I may have anteversion. How can I be sure except CT scan? Also Had bow legs. Treatme

Measured via CT: CT is most effective means of measuring femoral anteversion. Recent studies would suggest that patients treated with fractional lengthening of a snapping iliopsoas may experience inferior results if they also have excessive femoral anteversion (>25 degrees). The thinking is that in these patients the tendon may play a more critical role as a stabilizer of the hip and should not be disturbed. ...Read more

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How painful is a a tendon repair surgery?

Variable: The amount of pain one experiences after surgery varies from person to person. Any surgical procedure will cause certain levels of pain in the post operative period. Surgical technique is important in preventing unwanted complications. If surgery is needed, i would recommend researching the doctors in your area and try to find one with high patient satisfaction. ...Read more

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Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...Read more

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Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Yes. : Because they can misalign a toe and hammer them for example and then the hammer toe can be painful. ...Read more

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Is a full thickness bicep tendon tear painful and requires surgery?

Depends on extent of: injury, which can be determined by an MRI. Please seek immediate orthopedic evaluation. If you cannot raise or flex the affected arm there may be nerve damage. Please seek immediate attention. ...Read more

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What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?

What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?

Muscle Spasm: It seems like he had a muscle spasm sometimes called a "charlie horse" where the muscle without warning suddenly forcibly contracts. Most of the time it is due to the muscle being worn down("tired") from activity. Increasing fluid intake and moist heat would usually help. ...Read more

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I broke my foot 5th metatarsal 4 weeks ago, wearing boot, now sharp shooting pains in Achilles tendon? Very painful.

Fracture: The best action is to see your treating physician. I find many of my patients using cam walkers - regardless of the extent of instruction - using them incorrectly on follow up visits. This MAY explain your pain - but see your Doc for the help you need . ...Read more

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How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...Read more

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I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

Need a diagnosis: A "tendon" is rarely "weak." if the muscles that form the achilles (gastrocnemius and soleus) are weak a physical therapy program can be of benefit. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain behind the Achilles tendon. The actual tendon does not feel sensative or painful to the touch. Pain when pointing ffoot?

Sports and Rehab: I agree with dr. Brian t. Chimenti answer, and i'd include seeing a sport medicine or rehab doctor to assess if your activities can be modified. I hope this helps. ...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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8 wks P.O for tarsal tunnel. recently between ankle&achilles tendon if slightly touched it is extremely painful dr told me to try heatbut what is it?

Varies: There are a number of reasons that a surgical area may be hypersensitive 8!weeks after surgery. It can be related to cutaneous nerves growing back in the area or sometimes the development of scar tissue. Heat increases blood flow to an area at the risk of increasing swelling. Cold can numb an area, but does little to decrease swelling if over 48 hrs post op and can decrease overall blood flow. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more