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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 think I pulled a tendon in my elbow practicing pitching, how long should that take to heal?

I think I pulled a tendon in my elbow practicing pitching, how long should that take to heal?

Get a eval: If it last more than six weeks make sure it is not your mcl dont pitch sidearm this can causepermanent problems in children littleleaugers elbow. ...Read more

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What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?

What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?

Muscle Spasm: It seems like he had a muscle spasm sometimes called a "charlie horse" where the muscle without warning suddenly forcibly contracts. Most of the time it is due to the muscle being worn down("tired") from activity. Increasing fluid intake and moist heat would usually help. ...Read more

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I strained a tendon in my arm, treatment?

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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