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Was prescribed levofloxacin and prednisone. I walk and bus everywhere I am concerned about tendon rupture. Am I worrying to much?

Was prescribed levofloxacin and prednisone. I walk and bus everywhere I am concerned about tendon rupture. Am I worrying to much?

Perhaps but be aware: Tendonitis and rupture have been reported with levofloxacin and other anitbiotics of the same class (highest for ciprofloxacin). Risk factors for tendon disorders include age greater than 60 years, corticosteroid therapy, renal failure, diabetes mellitus, and a history of musculoskeletal disorders. Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms (redness, stiffness, swelling) develop. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Can prednisone weakened tendons?

Typically no: There was some initial research about Anabolic steroids causing weak tendons, but this has been tough to prove again. We also use steroid injections to treat tendinopathies. As such, I highly doubt Prednisone is causing any tendon weakening. ...Read more

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Could prednisone cause tendon weakness?

Yes it can: Historically, chronic steroid use including the use of Prednisone is implicated in tendon weakness and rupturesthis is seen more commonly w/injections of cortisone meds. In or around tendons. Check w/ a rheumatologist concerning the risks and side effects of chronic steroid use. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Does prednisone promote tendon healing?

Yes and NO!: If you have inflammatory tendinitis, more likely yes. If the tendinitis is mechanical-more likely not, but it may relieve pain! ...Read more

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What is the effects on ligaments and tendons from long term prednisone?

What is the effects on ligaments and tendons from long term prednisone?

Rupture: If injected directly upon. Orally little if any effect, but not so on bones. ...Read more

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Prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. What are possible side effects from taking prednisone?

Prednisone was prescribed for ruptured eardrum caused by infection. What are possible side effects from taking prednisone?

Talk to your doc: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Ruptured tendon shoveling?

Ruptured tendon shoveling?

Yes: The proximal or distal biceps or the rotator cuff are the most common tendons injured when shoveling. ...Read more

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What's a ruptured tendon like?

What's a ruptured tendon like?

A teat: A tendon rupture is when a tendon tears, usually pulling off the boneyard attachment but sometimes in the middle of the tendon. This injury occurs when the muscle is contracting and there is a sudden opposite force on the joint. ...Read more

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What is a proximal bicep tendon rupture like?

What is a proximal bicep tendon rupture like?

Painful: You get a very painful upper arm and shoulder with the rupture. You get pain on flexing the bicep as well as picking up mobjects. You also get weakness of the upper arm and sometimes the shoulder. ...Read more

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Will my ruptured tendon in my heel heal by itself?

Will my ruptured tendon in my heel heal by itself?

Not well: If you have a ruptured achilles tendon it will not heal without treatment. If you are referring to the plantar fascia it could heal by itself, but treatment sure is faster. ...Read more

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What are signs of a proximal bicep tendon rupture?

What are signs of a proximal bicep tendon rupture?

Weakness: Acutely pain and swelling with some bruising. Patient will have significant weakness of supination of the forearm and some loss of elbow flexion strength. You may see the biceps retract proximally and bunch up in the upper arm, especially with attempted use. This is a surgical problem see a hand surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Possible: Chronic achilles tendonitis may lead to rupture. We are talking years of swelling of the tendon causing micro tears in the tendon. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

What are rehab. Exercices for a biceps tendon rupture?

Protection: There are two tendons if one ruptures then you will have a weakness in that arm from now on. Surgical replacement of the ruptured tendon is sometimes possible and you should see an orthopedic surgeon for this. Gradually and slowly strengthing the remaining tendon with low weight exercises may help prevent its rupture in the future. Always avoid lifting very heavy objects to prevent rupture. ...Read more

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What is done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture?

What is done about a 6 month old biceps tendon rupture?

Depends: If biceps torn proximal in shoulder, would leave alone. Shouldn't anticipate significant functional loss, but may have popeye deformity. If distal, repair not likely. Reconstruction with some sort of interposition graft required. Many patients report improved pain with function, but does not correct deformity, and strength improvements less predictable. Tough problem to have. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to do sport after Achilles tendon rupture?

Yes but....: Achilles tendon ruptures take time to recover from. How much and what you can do depends on the result after surgery (if you have it) &/or how you've healed over time. Pt is absolutely necessary. Check with your ortho md for guidance and timing of activities. Slow and steady wins this race. ...Read more

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What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

What are a couple of rehab. Exercices for biceps tendon rupture?

Be careful: I am assuming you had surgery, if this is the case be very careful because depending where you are in the healing process the exercises will be different. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does the antibiotic levaquin (levofloxacin) cause tendon ruptures?

Yes: It can. Any quinolone, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) as well are known to cause tendon issues. The Achilles' tendon in particular. ...Read more

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How long does a ruptured Achilles tendon take to heal after treatment?

Achilles rupture: It depends on whether this is treated nonsurgical vs. Surgical and the degree of the tear. ...Read more

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With Achilles tendon rupture is a third option to not repair or brace?

Achilles rupture: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the history and why you are looking for a third option. In the healthy patient, I wouldn't recommend to a patient not have their achilles tendon repaired surgically or conservatively treated with casting. Patients who are not surgical candidates and do not or can not heal via casting require a brace to assist in gait. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

Usually: I can tell you from personal experience that 4-12 weeks. 12 weeks for full all out recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to return to football after having a patellar tendon rupture?

Is it possible to return to football after having a patellar tendon rupture?

Possible: Yes I believe it is possible
but rehab would take between 6-12 months
to achieve a full recovery.
Unless one is playing at a competitive
level, I wouldn't recommend a weekend
warrior to return to playing football
after such an injury.
Playing basketball would probably
even be more difficult. ...Read more

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What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

No name: Ice, crutches, elastic bandage, elevation, anti inflammatory MEDS, heel lift

Exercise, physical therapy

You need guidance see your physician ...Read more

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How long can you ignore a ruptured tendon in your finger before it becomes inoperable?

3 weeks: In particular if you have ruptured a flexor tendon (one that bends the finger) you need to have it fixed within 3 weeks or you need a reconstruction. Extensor tendons you have up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ankle reconsrtuction surgery; ruptured all tendons; after surgery process?

This is something: That you really must discuss with your surgeon as he knows the extent of your injury etc...If tendons ruptured one needs to know if they are in close proximity to be repaired or if tendons need to be extended or flapped etc etc... ...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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more