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Plantaris Muscle Rupture Treatment
Is it true that false-negatives are sometimes seen with the Thompson test and an intact plantaris muscle can produce plantar flexion? Suspect rupture.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any documentation of the plantaris muscle/tendon originating behind the medial part of the knee rather than lateral?
MRI showed a ruptured plantaris tendon. What is the treatment and recovery time? It gets a little better but re-injures easily.
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
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?
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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