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Dr. Michael Genkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
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Is it true that false-negatives are sometimes seen with the Thompson test and an intact plantaris muscle can produce plantar flexion? Suspect rupture.

Dr. Michael Genkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
7 years in practice
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Is it true that false-negatives are sometimes seen with the Thompson test and an intact plantaris muscle can produce plantar flexion? Suspect rupture.

Immediate evaluation: There are other tests to check for a rupture but even if you suspect it then you should be evaluated immediately. I would recommend an MRI. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
1M people helped
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I'm training for a marathon and am having pain in my plantaris muscle, how can I help myself?

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
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I'm training for a marathon and am having pain in my plantaris muscle, how can I help myself?

Get evaluated: The plantaris muscle's location allows it to interact with the plantar fascia as well as the achilles tendon. Consider seeing a podiatrist for a foot/ankle check, gait evaluation and shoe examination. Depending on the findings, some reasons for the plantaris pain may be due to abnormal pull due to poor biomechanics. Treatment may include orthotics, massage, physical therapy or gait training. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Board Certified, Radiology
17 years in practice
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Is it possible to palpate the plantaris muscle?

Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
Board Certified, Radiology
17 years in practice
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Is it possible to palpate the plantaris muscle?

Maybe: You may feel the plantaris muscle behind your knee. It then becomes a tendon as it enters your calf. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Armstrong
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
137K people helped
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Is there any documentation of the plantaris muscle/tendon originating behind the medial part of the knee rather than lateral?

Dr. Jason Armstrong
Board Certified, Podiatry
18 years in practice
137K people helped
Is there any documentation of the plantaris muscle/tendon originating behind the medial part of the knee rather than lateral?

Plantaris: not that I have ever read. But I have seen a lot of abnormal anatomy cases lately. Abnormal Nerve distribution, extra tendons, etc. so..... Any thing is possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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MRI showed a ruptured plantaris tendon. What is the treatment and recovery time? It gets a little better but re-injures easily.

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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MRI showed a ruptured plantaris tendon. What is the treatment and recovery time? It gets a little better but re-injures easily.

Doctor dependent: Some may put you in a walking boot, some may put you in a below knee cast with crutches. Much may have to do with your symptoms and clinical presentation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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Have disc-degenitrive disease with l4, and L5 rupture without physical therapy, with recent severe muscle spasms through-out body with un-biopsied nodules in both lungs totalling !5 , cancelled pulmonary specialist appt due to fathers recent death and mov

Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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You : You have two major issues going on and you need to have an immediate medical evaluation. Please call the nearest hospital/doctor referral line, and ask for a neurosurgeon and a pulmonologist. It is very important that you be seen immediately for a complete evaluation. Please be sure that you have your old records faxed immediately to yourself or your new doctors so that your care is not delayed. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
53M people helped
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Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?

Yes it could: When you rupture a baker cyst, the fluids go down by gravity into the calf muscle and sometime cause pain in the calf muscles area. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
5M people helped
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I'm a bay area police officer suffering from a l5/s1 ruptured disc. I'm 39 yrs old. Pain is growing unbearable. What are treatment options?

Dr. Allen Seely
Board Certified, General Practice
26 years in practice
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MEDROL, analgesics..: First, have you tried a Medrol (steroid pack) which can relieve the 'nerve inflammation'. You may need a steroid injection, later. Analgesics and muscle relaxers can help. Sometimes a chiropractor who does traction may ease the disc back 'into place'. Most 'bulging discs' resolve without surgery so hang in there! ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Reed
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
22 years in practice
25K people helped
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Do you treat ataxia? What is the cost of this treatment? My ataxia induced by ruptured avm

Dr. Amy Reed
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
22 years in practice
25K people helped
Do you treat  ataxia?
What is the cost of this treatment? My ataxia induced by ruptured avm

No - Neurology does: This is usually managed by neurology.

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Dr. Marcus Roux
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
16 years in practice
46K people helped
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I have a throbbing pain in my Achilles and my calf muscle remains in a constant tight state. What is this and what is the treatment?

Dr. Marcus Roux
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
16 years in practice
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I have a throbbing pain in my Achilles and my calf muscle remains in a constant tight state.  What is this and what is the treatment?

Strain: Can be an Achilles strain but at times this can be a warning of possible Achilles partial tearing or pending tear with further stressful activities. Rest hear stretch NSAIDs right now. If does not subside may need immobilization with boot. ...Read more

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