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Doctor insights on: Plantaris Muscle Rupture Treatment

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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.

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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is it possible to palpate the plantaris muscle?

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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Is there any documentation of the plantaris muscle/tendon originating behind the medial part of the knee rather than lateral?

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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I'm training for a marathon and am having pain in my plantaris muscle, how can I help myself?

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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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

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

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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What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

Strictly: speaking, there isn't one. Muscles run from their attachments. The bones would need elongate. No home tx. Muscle growth: I'm an expert having increased 10lb a week to benching my weight. 1) eat a decent amt protein don't starve. 2) find maximal lifting weight, use 80-90% 3) lift near maximal reps; wait 10 sec, lift 50% of that #, wait, lift 30%. 4) once daily workout. ...Read more

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What is a ruptured spleen treatment?

What is a ruptured spleen treatment?

Variable: The answer depends on the severity of the injury. Minor injury to the spleen can sometimes be managed without surgery by monitoring the patient for on-going bleeding, and operating only if bleeding persists. More severe injury to the spleen, or if it is associated with other injuries, is usually managed by removing the spleen surgically. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle degeneration?

What is the best treatment for muscle degeneration?

Determine the cause: First determine the underlying cause of the muscle degeneration which can range from disuse from pain to denervation/nerve damage to ALS disease of the neuromuscular junction. Get a proper diagnosis from you physician! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

What is the treatment for premature prolonged membranes rupture?

Depends: If the baby is old enough, then delivery. If the baby is very premature, then there may be a reason to delay delivery briefly to give some medication to try to cause the lungs to mature very rapidly. The risk of infection with premature and prolonged rupture is significant. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

Therapy: After removing any possible reversible causes from the equation, i would recommend therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more