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Can a tendon tear in my forearm?

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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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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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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Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tennis elbow?: Might be inflammation at the origin site of the extensor tendons on the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. Ultrasound and xray would be normal; an MRI would likely show some edema/swelling there in the form of increased t2 signal, but this expensive test may not be necessary. You may just need some rest, ice, and possibly anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. See doctor though if it continues. ...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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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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