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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?
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
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 more
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 more
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?
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!!!
Is this an insurance: Issue? Are you seeing a doctor who specializes in knees? Something is not right... ...Read more
My son 18 has a strained patella tendon after this heals will this return every time he runs or will exercise help prevent it from returning?
Possible: Must strengthen and stretch. Follow with slow return to activity. ...Read more
I have a bone spur on top of the patella? I know it will have to be removed, but I am worried about the patella tendon. How is this surgery performed?
Do not worry:
A bone spur on top of the patella is a sign of chronic inflammation of the quadriceps tendon and may be seen in patients that sustain a quadriceps tendon rupture--most often men in their 40s and 50s. Most bone spurs rarely involve the joint and their presence alone does not warrant surgery.
With physical activity, proper warm up and a cool down period that includes gentle stretching can help. ...Read more
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
Tendonitis usually: The attachment of the tendons or ligaments to bone can get inflamed - insertional tendonitis, assuming no fractures on xrays. Usually this results from somewhat tight quadriceps (thigh muscles), and a course of stretching with antiinflammatories helps. If this is not an isolated site of the inflammation, with other places in the body inflamed as well, a rheumatological workup would be in order. ...Read more
It depend: The injury could be due to fracture of the pattela ths could take about 8-12 weeks to heal. ...Read more
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 more
Nothing good!!: That would not be recommended as you'll achieve nothing good but can introduce infection into your knee joint. Please don't do it. The tendonitis is an inflammatory condition and not an infection, but you might convert it into infected knee joint. ...Read more
To some degree: Some degree of inflammation and subsequent increased warmth is normal after a patellar tendon repair, but if it starts feeling red, hot, or associated with a lot of swelling or discharge it could be s sign of infection and you would need to make sure your surgeon is aware. ...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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