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Doctor insights on: Quadriceps Tendon Strain Symptoms

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Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon strain?

What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon strain?

Quad strain: Pain above the kneecap or mid thigh depending on the strain area. Sometime there is swelling or bruising. It may also be difficult to flex the knee.

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md Dr. Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
22 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

Knee won't straighte: If you can't straighten out your knee the tendon tore and it needs to be reconnected surgically.

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr Dr. Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
38 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella and tendinopathy of quadriceps tendon. Having unbearable pain inspite of 7 days complete rest not walking.

I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella and tendinopathy of quadriceps tendon. Having unbearable pain inspite of 7 days complete rest not walking.

Physical therapy.: Your musculature may have become weakened with the complete rest. You may benefit from physical therapy. Consult your doctor to see if that would be apropriate for you.

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

Quad tear: Progressive rehabilitation should provided this answer by being able to return to functional activity.

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Allan Tissenbaum Dr. Tissenbaum
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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How concerning is a tibialis posterior tendon strain and will I be able to run again?

How concerning is a tibialis posterior tendon strain and will I be able to run again?

Yes: A strain is usually just an overuse injury, it should heal up with rest and strengthening and you should be able to get back to running, it is important that you attempt to figure out what biomechanically caused this injury in the first place.

Dr. Bradly Shollenberger Dr. Shollenberger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

MRI?: If you twist and injure the ankle, ligaments are not the only structures that can be damaged. If pain persists, bone and cartilage injuries may also be present. I would certainly consider follow up x-rays and an mri.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel Dr. Daniel
Radiology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Can X-ray show an ankle tendon strain? Doc said I must go for an mri. Is he right?

Can X-ray show an ankle tendon strain? Doc said I must go for an mri. Is he right?

The effect: Xrays can show joint widening or pulled off bone fractures (avultions) as the result of tendon injury. The tendons themselves are better evaluated with ultrasound or mri.

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Knee tenderness, above kneecap comes &goes last 4 wks. Swelling at first, much reduced. Still not 100%.How long to heal? Feels like muscle/tendon strain

Knee tenderness, above kneecap comes &goes last 4 wks. Swelling at first, much reduced. Still not 100%.How long to heal? Feels like muscle/tendon strain

Above + quad tendon: If it is ur quad tendon, u will b symptomatic especially decending stairs, inclines, squats, or lifting on a leg machine. U should c an orthopedic surgeon and b sure there is not a small persitant tear. Only cn on mr. U may just have 2 modify ur activity until all ssx gone. That's why an mr is good 2 have, if there is a tear, it will always b a problem, and may b a surgical one.

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

See below: A strained tendon is just that, it has been stretched passed its normal length. Atorn tendon is an actual tear in the body of the tendon. Symptoms are similiar, swelling pain, instabitlity. Treatments are similar with rest and immobilization and possible surgery.

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Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Is there a tendon attached to the shin and quadriceps?

Is there a tendon attached to the shin and quadriceps?

Basically...: All four parts of the quadriceps muscle ultimately insert into the tibial tuberosity of the tibia. This is via the patella, where the quadriceps tendon becomes the patellar ligament, which then attaches to the tibia.

Dr. Nathaniel Drourr Dr. Drourr
Pain Management
25 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury.

Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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How long does it take to recover from a severed quadricep tendon? I had surgery on jan 8 2013 and am wearing a brace keeping me 0-30degrees. Age 52

How long does it take to recover from a severed quadricep tendon? I had surgery on jan 8 2013 and am wearing a brace keeping me 0-30degrees. Age 52

Are you using deer: Antler products to help? In all seriousness that is a tough injury and will require careful rehab. The surgeon who did your repair should let you know the limits so you don't reinjure yourself.

Dr. Jeffrey Miller Dr. Miller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
47 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Is surgery necessary to heal tendonitis or tendon strain?

No: This is not usually operated. Get a second opinion locally, or even go up to the mayo clinic.

Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Rubber bands: Yes! Has a lot to do with consistent, daily stretching, in an attempt to regain some range of motion and tendon/ ligament healing.

Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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How long does quad tendon grade 2 strain take to fully heal if rehabbing as well?

How long does quad tendon grade 2 strain take to fully heal if rehabbing as well?

Varies: Many variables factor into your healing. The ability to rest, rehab, use of other treatments (bracing, injections, medications), age, diet, genetics, etc. Tendons are slower to heal than muscles because of less blood flow. What one defines as "healing" is important as well. Pain free with typical daily activities versus returning to a vigorous sport such as tennis or basketball. Expect 1-4 months

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Mri report says, moderate tendinosis with superimposed high-grade strain at the right hamstring tendon origin. What does this mean?

Mri report says, moderate tendinosis with superimposed high-grade strain at the right hamstring tendon origin. What does this mean?

Tendinois: Definition of tendinosis is pathology of chronic degeneration without inflammation. This is happening to you at the origin of the hamstring. Treatment is ususally relative rest.

Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Dr. Nolan Segal Dr. Segal
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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Is it possible to strain my peroneal tendon from overuse? I walk almost 8 miles a day for my job. Or is more likely tendonitis?

Is it possible to strain my peroneal tendon from overuse? I walk almost 8 miles a day for my job. Or is more likely tendonitis?

Yes: You can strain your peroneal muscles from over use. You can also get peroneal tendinitis in the tendons.

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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