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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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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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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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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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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

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