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Dr. Curtis Simmons
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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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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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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How bad is cutting the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm?

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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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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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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Dr. Jessica Allan
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Dr. Tineke Malus
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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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Dr. Piotr Obara
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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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