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Doctor insights on: Pulled Tendon In Arm Symptoms

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Called Dequarvaine: Also called first dorsa extensor tensynovitis Usually seen with RA, Diabetes, gout, or hypothyoidism also occcionally from trauma. Need to see your PCP and have proper blood test and then proper treatmant accordingly. ...Read more

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I strained a tendon in my arm, treatment?

Strained tendon: A strained tendon in arm is first treated with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. If it does not improve see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Surgical operation done on tendon on my arm 5 months ago. Should the arm be just as strong as the other side?

Surgical operation done on tendon on my arm 5 months ago. Should the arm be just as strong as the other side?

Not always: Quite a few things play a role in achieving strength. Which tendon (hand vs biceps vs rotator cuff- the more proximal tend to take longer to recover). How long you had to protect it before starting rehab, and (brace yourself) whether you did your exercises as dilligently as you were supposed to. I'd talk with the surgeon who did the repair and ask this same question. Get a second opinion if unsure. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a damaged tendon in my shoulder but why is the pain mostly in my arm and so badly unbearable at night ?

Normal symptoms: This is typical for a tendon problem. The tendon is the end if a muscle where it connects to the bone. If it is torn the pain often follows the course of the muscle. Pain also often radiates away from the center of the body in the pattern you describe. If the pain is severe talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more

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If your right arm is hurting in the tendon what does that mean?

Injury: It sounds like you have injured it, or sprained it. If not better with advil or aleve, (naproxen) you need to be seen. ...Read more

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I had lateral epicondylar release with tendon repair 7 months ago & when my arm get cold it hurts until i get it warmed up. Is that normal?

Unusual but possible: Tennis elbow surgery – lateral epicondylitis release and repair, is commonly associated with a protracted time to recover. At seven months though, i would expect most soft tissue changes from surgery to have recovered and remodeled. Pain associated with hypothermia suggests relative poor circulation to the tissue that improves with heat and revascularization; frictional rubbing helps with both. ...Read more

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My son was bitten by another child in the arm pit both tendons under there are still tender a week later how long will this be likely to last?

Human bites are bad: Take your child to the doctor to make certain that the skin wasn't broken by the bite.Human bites are notorious for causing serious infection. ...Read more