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Partially Torn Tendon In Foot
If its torn:
I would see a foot doc for further evil and treatment. If function is lost, repair of the tendon may be a consideration. If a longitudinal treat is present immobilization is recommended.
Depending on your level of activity, a decision between conservative and surgical management will need to be made. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read more
Any recommendations for a good foot and calf doctor in the san diego area? Feet/achille's tendon rupture and torn calf muscle. Conserve treat no work.
See below: Go to the web site of the abps or acfas or apma. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...Read more
Hi had surgery for torn tendon in March this year have gone over on my ankle cant weight bear could I have retorn it?
Possible, the -: -only way 2 find out is 2 B Cn by Ur surgeon again 4 hands on eval & possible images. ...Read more
See a Dr.: For the injury you describe you need professional treatment. ...Read more
If I had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?
I had ankle surgery almost 12 years ago for torn tendon. I recently step off the step and had immediate swelling and pain? Imwondering I tore anything
Injured Foot/ Ankle: Well, are you able to walk? Can you move your foot and ankle without pain? If it is swollen, most likely it is injured and you'll need to get a set of X-rays and an MRI in order to fully evaluate the extent of the injury. Immediately, you should put some ice on it, elevate your leg and try to get some rest. See your nearest foot and ankle specialist to further evaluate your ankle. ...Read more
Medical intervention: An evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. ...Read more
What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?
Couple of things: When there is chronic pain or instability. ...Read more
What do I do if I need surgery on my ankle for a tendon rupture and have no insurance and am unemployed?
Community hospital: Your local community hospital (in your case probably sf general hosp.) should have orthopaedists who treat those who are uninsured. You don't necessarily need an operation. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Trouble finding dr to fix ankle retinaculum/bowstring ant tib. How likely of post tib tendon rupture - tenosynovitis and severepain from tension now?
Bowstring rare: The retinaculum. Is a band of tissue that prevents bowstringing. A repair should not cause tendon rupture. The anterior tibial tendon is a compartment entirely different from posterior tibial tendon. An evaluation by a orthopedic or podiatric foot and ankle surgeon is in order. The APMA. Has a find a podiatrist function. Your local hospital or primary doctor could help you find a specialist. ...Read more
The reason To:
Take care of something is to ensure the condition does not worsen.
Example: a strained posterior tibial tendon in a person with a flatfoot could potentially be devastating if not treated. ...Read more
That would depend on: How bad the strain was. Usually, for the most part these are not dangerous injuries but more annoyances that you can't do what you want. Rest, ice, or heat after the first 48 hours are good. You can brace or wrap the injured region. ...Read more
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
Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?
Snapping tendon: It is possible that over time, the bony callous (thickened area) will consolidate and remodel so that it is thinner, and at that point, the tendon may not snap over it. Time will tell. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: The answer varies depending upon the actual degree of tendon torn since a partial tear covers everything from a very minimal tear to a significant partial tear that may act more like a full thickness tear. Six weeks is a good number to remember realizing it could be less for a minimal tear. A significnat partial tendon tear may actually require surgical intervention, so check with your docotr. ...Read more
Carefully: Check it out with an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
How long should I be on crutches for 3 partially torn ligaments & a slipped tendon in my ankle. My mum wants me off in 3 days but im in agony?
When the doctor: Says okay is whe its okay, walking too soon can cause further damage. ...Read more
In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?
May or may not: Be related. The peroneal longus tendon inserts on the base of the first metatarsal and this may have something to do with the function of the great toe. Xrays to rule out hallux limitus/rigidus and clinical exam are warranted. ...Read more
Does it bother you?: How much pain can you take? Did you ask the doc if it would get worse? These are things to consider. ...Read more