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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
3 months: Assuming that it has been repaired with surgery, you are looking at 3+ months of protected knee motion to allow for the repair to heal. ...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
I'm experiencing occasional pinches/ sharp pain in &around my patella tendon. The pain lasts for a second or two then goes away.
I think you certain-: Ly have the it band issue. You probably need therapy for stretching exercises, maybe us would also help. These and the pain meds you are taking should resolve the problem. The natural history of such an issue is that they do resolve over a period of time ( maybe 3-5 yrs) or longer. Do see your orhopod to exclude any other associated condition in the knee. Good luck.0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be seen: The patellar tendon connects the knee cap to the tibia. Without your patella tendon, you can not straighten your knee and it would be difficult to walk. A partial tear means it is not completely torn, but a high grade means it is pretty close to a complete tear. It is probably going to need to be fixed or you may have a poor outcome. Thank you. ...Read more
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