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Doctor insights on: Pulled Tendon In Forearm Symptoms

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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

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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Can a tendon tear in my forearm?

Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How bad is cutting the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm?

Traumatically?: There may be surgiacl procedures in which this is done and then repaired or not. If the tendon is cut traumatically the function of the arm will be compromised if not repaired. It is better to do this sooner than later. ...Read more

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A month ago I tore a tendon on my forearm. I can't feel 2 of my fingers. What therapy can do so it can heal? And if I'm going to be able to feel again

A month ago I tore a tendon on my forearm. I can't feel 2 of my fingers. What therapy can do so it can heal? And if I'm going to be able to feel again

Poss gradualrecovery: Nerve injury includes total or partial transection of the nerve from stretching, cutting (laceration), compression, shearing, or crushing injuries. If sensory nerve injured, area innervated by nerve loses sensation. Closer nerve is to its origin in the spinal cord, lowe chance of recovery. May gradually recover sensation. Grade I nerve injury is called neurapraxia and is minor with complete recovery. ...Read more

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I felt & heard something pop in my forearm & there's pain when I flex my had back or grip. I had tennis elbow release & tendon repair no pain backther?

I felt & heard something pop in my forearm & there's pain when I flex my had back or grip. I had tennis elbow release & tendon repair no pain backther?

Muscle tear?: You may have torn a muscle or other soft tissue like ligament or tendon. This may have been the result of strenuous workout. Please see do and he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Frequent/avid bowler. Last couple weeks my throwing arm hurts a lot, in upper forearm to lower bicep area. By the end of the game I'm fine. Tendon?

Frequent/avid bowler. Last couple weeks my throwing arm hurts a lot, in upper forearm to lower bicep area. By the end of the game I'm fine. Tendon?

That is a good cause: You are probably on the right track, talk with you doctor if it continues, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands?

I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands?

Cut nerve in hand: I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands? ANS: there are many nerves in forearm. Sometimes they may grow back or did team sew them back together?

Best to discuss with your Drs. ...Read more

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My MRI shows tendonosis in my shoulder and forearm. Also a high grade tear in my tendon connected to my humerus. Very painful and weak please advise?

Rotator cuff tear: Initial management of painful partial rotator cuff tears involves pt. Surgery to reattach the torn tendon may be necessary to adequately treat pain and loss of function, but has a 6 month recovery. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have "shin splints" but in my forearm. 1what muscles or tendons are damaged? 2how do I strengthen them? 3is there a medical term for forearm splints

I have "shin splints" but in my forearm. 1what muscles or tendons are damaged? 2how do I strengthen them? 3is there a medical term for forearm splints

Exam needed: It is impossible to tell without further detail and examining your arm which muscles or tendons are being affected. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Got blood drawn 2 weeks ago and it didn't hurt.2 weeks after I have pain on palpation, pain is where bicep tendon inserts on forearm/ forearm muscle?

Got blood drawn 2 weeks ago and it didn't hurt.2 weeks after I have pain on palpation, pain is where bicep tendon inserts on forearm/ forearm muscle?

Thrombophlebitis: Common area to draw blood is the antecubital fossa (front of elbow). The biceps tendon passes through here on its way to its attachment on the radius bone.Superficial thrombophlebitis is not uncommon after blood draws or iv's in this area. Warm compresses and a NSAID for a few days will help. They resolve pretty quickly. If not, see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dx: bilateral dequervain's, polyarthralgia (tendons), neuritis in elbows/forearms/hands. Steroids ineffective. Rheum workup normal. Unsure what to do.

Dx: bilateral dequervain's, polyarthralgia (tendons), neuritis in elbows/forearms/hands. Steroids ineffective. Rheum workup normal. Unsure what to do.

Ask someone new!: Your tests are normal, but your symptoms are not. They seem to indicate some form of collagen vascular disorder. You probably need a Rheumatologist to consider more testing to indicate the source of inflammation. Unfortunately, some real diseases like yours remain undiagnosed- a skilled rheumatologist should recommend a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms. Look into it again- get better soon! ...Read more

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Ultrasound of a firm immovable lump in my forearm two inches below my wrist indcated a nonspecific soft tissue mass. Report states that is projects separately from adjacent median nerve and is not attached to tendon sheath. Very worried it is cancer?

Ultrasound of a firm immovable lump in my forearm two inches below my wrist indcated a nonspecific soft tissue mass. Report states that is projects separately from adjacent median nerve and is not attached to tendon sheath. Very worried it is cancer?

Have it removed.: Really the best thing to do at this point would be to have the lump removed and sent to a lab for pathological analysis. This is not to say you have cancer by any means, but it's just to say that a definitive step to confirm or deny the presence of cancer must be taken at this point. ...Read more

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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Depends: Near the distal biceps is the median nerve. Injury to that area can potentially injure that nerve or swelling puts pressure on that nerve. A test called emg/ncv can identify how well that nerve is functioning and help determine the cause. Stop at your local physical medicine and rehab or neurologist doctors office for more details. ...Read more

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Out of cast after 4 weeks (long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon

Out of cast after 4 weeks (long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon

Can be expected --: Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well.
Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more

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Out of cast after 4wks (long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear

Out of cast after 4wks (long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear

Not normal: Numbness is never normal, a nerve may have been irritated by the cast. Epicondylitis should never require a cast, even with a partial tendon tear. I recommend seeing a sports medicine trained doctor. ...Read more

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Lets just say I am depressed, I have cut before and recently I have cut so deep I hit a tendon in my wrist/forearm now lately I am losing feeling and strength in my fingers and thumb lots of pain in my palm and thumb area. Is that because of me cutting my

Major Depression: I feel empathy for your Depression.
It seems that painful traumatic experience with emotional turmoil have made you depressed and hopeless.
You were born with Blessing and Wonder of Life Force from the Creator due to which you lived at the time of birth; and have continued to be alive with Blessings of 3million air sacs in your lungs.
Your Life is Precious!
Go to E.R. for Diagnosis, Treatment. ...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

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3 day after surgery to repair complete torn pec tendon 5cm retract how long b4 pain subsides and I'm unsure if I am supporting arm in sling properly?

3 day after surgery to repair complete torn pec tendon 5cm retract how long b4 pain subsides and I'm unsure if I am supporting arm in sling properly?

U need to talk it --: Over with your surgeon, as all of us have our own postop routines that we follow. Your surgeon is the only one who knows the type of repair, the quality of your tissues, and the repair he obtained.
Anyway 3 days is too short a time that pain should subside. Generally pain from the incision itself will last for a minimum of 2 weeks or so.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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Complete tear of the long headed tendon in my arm. How will this affect the movement of my arm?

Complete tear of the long headed tendon in my arm. How will this affect the movement of my arm?

It will not effect: The movement but the strength of the arm in bending (flexing) and also in the strength the forearm turning. ...Read more

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I'm a professional pitcher and I have a tear in my common flexor tendon of my throwing arm. Where is that located and how do I rehab that?

I'm a professional pitcher and I have a tear in my common flexor tendon of my throwing arm. Where is that located and how do I rehab that?

Tear: The tear is usually located near the elbow. You need to initially rest the elbow, avoid throwing, use an anti-inflammatory drug. Then start a graduated strength and throwing program if the pain is better. An MRI is needed for full diagnoses and guidance by a sports medicine specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Can Ciprofloxacin cause tendon pain? Was seen in er for horrible arm pain. 500 mg twice a day.

Can Ciprofloxacin cause tendon pain? Was seen in er for horrible arm pain. 500 mg twice a day.

Yes: A side effect of all quinolones can be tendon issues. Achilles' tendon ruptures in particular have been mentioned often. ...Read more

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Lump (3mm) in tendon rear side of the neck, only palpable if raise the arm, moves easily if raise the arm and not in tension. Don't hurt. What can be?

Probably lymph node: But since cannot see and examine this you should see a doctor and have this examined and if necessary biopsied. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bad injury 2-3 weeks ago. Still cannot rotate arm palm down to palm up. Not that it hurts I just can't. Was diagnosed as elbow fx. Could this be tendon?

Maybe, but: Since you were diagnosed with a fracture, that certainly may be affecting your range of motion. Your dr should be following up with you to assure you are progressing normally. Orthopedics may be needed to assess your fracture care and physical therapy and rehab may be beneficial for improving range of motion. A physical exam would be able to help diagnose a possible tendon issue as well. Gd luck. ...Read more

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I need a doctors in scottsdale az for a ACCIDENTLY CUT TENDON DURING A MORS TREATMENT ON MY LEFT UPPER ARM?

I need a doctors in scottsdale az for a ACCIDENTLY CUT TENDON DURING A MORS TREATMENT ON MY LEFT UPPER ARM?

Referral needed: Please call your local medical society or medical board. They will be able to refer you to licensed professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more