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Patella 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
-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
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?
Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. Esp after activity. Ideas?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If the dr said you can go back to exercise 1 week after a strained patella tendon does that mean it was not that serious? X-rays were normal
Evaluation: Your physician gave you advice after evaluation. Most likely he is right. If your are stil concern go for second opinion. Read more
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No. It alters force.: No. It actually alters the force across the tendon. Read more
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
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
Why won't any ortho doctors help me with my knee? I was told I have a torn medial patella tendon. It feels like it's catching. Please help!!!
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