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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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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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How long do general knee sprains take to heal? I was told that the nothing isn't torn, it's only stretched. It could be my ACL or my patellar tendon

How long do general knee sprains take to heal? I was told that the nothing isn't torn, it's only stretched. It could be my ACL or my patellar tendon

Usually 6 weeks: Ligament injury is graded by the amount of stretch or tearing and the resulting instability. Treatment varies based on injury from minimal to pt with poss brace to surgery. Read more

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A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?

Tendonitis: Tendons can take even longer than bones to heal, due to low blood supply. Typically up to 6 weeks. Initially rest ice and support wrap. Followed by gentle therapy which can include heat ultrasound and range of motion. Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a torn patella tendon?

Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and patella to your shin bone (tibia). If its partially torn you have weakness with knee extension, difficulty with stair climbing and anterior knee pain. Read more

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What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

Was it repaired?: If you already have had it surgically repaired, then you have been assigned an orthopedist, whose advice, obviously you should follow. If it was not a full tear, and was not treated surgically, and it is a guessing game as to how much you can do with it. Rehab, per se, won't help your chances of further tear. It is inherent to the injury itself and your own situation, your ultimate success. Read more

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What to do to healing a high grade proximal patella tendon parcial tear without surgery?

What to do to healing a high grade proximal patella tendon parcial tear without surgery?

Typically immobiliza: Tion and rest will assist in the healing of a patellar tendon tear. It is critical to not continue to perform activity that might fully rupture the tendon. I treat my patients in a knee immobilizer for 4 weeks crutches as needed, nsaids and then gentle pt out to 8 weeks from injury. Read more

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What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. Read more

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My leg has a very loud click when I bend.... near my patella tendon area? What can this be?

My leg has a very loud click when I bend.... near my patella tendon area? What can this be?

Only a hands on-: -xam & images can give U an answer. C an orthopedist & have it evaluated. It certainly is not an emergency, so call & make an appointment. Usually a sub patellar chondral lesion, such as chondromalacia (sp), or a chondral flap that can B addressed by arthroscopic surgery. Read more

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If you have cortisone in your patella tendon 14yrs ago and now have pain in that area when you go up/down stairs should I be worried?

If you have cortisone in your patella tendon 14yrs ago and now have pain in that area when you go up/down stairs should I be worried?

Be seen: I hope that you are mistaken about your assessment. Injection of steroids like cortisone into a tendon will invariably make them fail. Hopefully, it was injected around or behind it. That said, you need to see your physician for an exam and diagnosis. Read more

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I have patella tendonitis have been told it could take up to a year to come right as 14yr injury is this true have exercises to stregnthen tendon.

I have patella tendonitis have been told it could take up to a year to come right as 14yr injury is this true have exercises to stregnthen tendon.

Probably: The age of the injury, and your age means there's been a long time to build up scar tissue. Which you are now going to try to remodel with exercises and good care. Look at it this way...It's only taking 7% as much time to fix the injury as it did to get to where you are now! Be patient and persistent with your exercise and working with your practitioners. Read more

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Which is more serious injury: a torn patella tendon or a torn acl?

Which is more serious injury: a torn patella tendon or a torn acl?

Both.: They are both serious injuries. A torn patellar tendon results in a knee that doesn't function. An ACL tear results in an unstable knee, that can give out on you. The patellar tendon always requires surgical repair. The ACL usually requires surgical repair. Read more

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What can I do to reduce pain in my knee because of my patella tendon train?

What can I do to reduce pain in my knee because of my patella tendon train?

The short way to the: Find out cause for the pattelar tendon pain. Stretching exercise for the knee no long hours of walking or sitting in one position and the use anti-inflammatory medication. Read more

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It hurts for me to kneel 3 months after patella tendon ACL reconstruction, what's going one?

It hurts for me to kneel 3 months after patella tendon ACL reconstruction, what's going one?

Common problem: Anterior (front) knee pain is very common after an acl reconstruction, especially after a patellar tendon autograft. Kneeling may always be a problem. Keep doing your rehab. I would expect some improvement with time. Read more

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Is it normal for your knee cap to float back off-center years after having a lateral release procedure on the patella tendon?

Is it normal for your knee cap to float back off-center years after having a lateral release procedure on the patella tendon?

Not unusual: A few possibilities: maybe the release wasn't complete enough to cure the problem maybe you need to build up your quads especially on the medial side maybe you've gained weight and that has made matters worse How about an exam to get a good evaluation? Read more

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Had ruptered patella tendon surgery, was stuck at 78 degrees had manipulation quads won't let me get past 105 any suggestions?

Next step harder: The next step may be more difficult. The knee can be stiff from scar either within or outside the knee. As your quadriceps was not the the focus of the injury, it may not be the major portion of the remaining problem. The repair may have had to be done in a way that shortened the tissue available or there may be scar behind the repaired tendon. A surgery to remove scar may help some. Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...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