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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?
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
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
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 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
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
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