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Peroneal retinaculum repaired twice, peroneus brevis to longus tenodesis. New MRI shows hypertrophic tear of peroneus longus. What are my options?
I would try: And figure out what stresses are being placed on the tendon.....For whatever the reason it seems the peroneals have alot of pressure on them.....I would think of how to destrees or remove load from them or whatever is causing them to fail. ...Read more
Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise.Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laser=light: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/laser. Light, a form of electromagnetic radiation, see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/electromagnetic_radiation, used for treatment is just a way of applying heat, i.e. The heat generated when the light is absorbed. What then happens ; the results (down the road) are a result of both the heat damage ; the healing response, locally ; body wide, thus no guarantees. ...Read more
Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do
Unlikely Permanent: Coban was not designed to be used for more than a few minutes as a pressure dressing. Using it for several day (even an hour or several hours) could permanently damage the circulation and cause the loss of a finger. Since your finger has not been removed, the things you are notcing are unlikely to be permanent. Moisture or cream under the coban could cause the symptoms noted, bur will be normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?
Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?
That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more
36 female 130lb. What is the best non-invasive approach to crepey inner thigh skin? Thermage, fraxel, venus freeze, ect?
Nothing noninvasive: Go seek a consultation with a cosmetic expert, a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I do not believe that non invasive interventions actually work. Losing some weight with exercise daily will help. ...Read more
Cn the dermal ridges on finger stretch/enlarge permanently?Had pipjoint in coban+antiinflam cream 1 month 4 reinjury sprain did also massage&stretchin
The pip joint: Creases on top of the finger can go "missing" for a time if the joint is swollen and stiff. The skin there is very flexible and if the jointis bent a little or the joint is full the creases look different. The creases dont really strethc they just look different until time passesif and when / after the mechanics normalize. ...Read more
Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?
Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more
Scar tissue brachial plexus debulked surgically 2010; residual weakness, inflexibility hand, wrist; pain there now with heavy lifting. Avoid lifting?
Get re-evaluated: Find a vascular surgeon with experience in area of brachial plexus problems or thoracic outlet syndrome, as these issues are complex and often solutions can be devised. In most cases, specialized EMG studies will be needed to ascertain what is occurring, and this too will require finding an experienced clinician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) in the feet: To treat ledderhose disease as it is called is currently an "off label" treatment. In the us this means it is not an official recognized treatment associated with the drug xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). A literature search will not reveal any significant clinical study published study in peer reviewed literature. One must be careful not to take a patient's stated positive experience if they have had this as the results may be very dependent upon many factors including clinical stage, health and of course subjective interpretation of what a good result is. This does not mean that there are dedicated people who wan tot help others just "caveat emptor". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subungual melanoma: nail bed discoloration or nail plate? My nail plate has a horizontal band 1/2cm across but skin underneath is normal. Confused
See a doctor: Your nail needs to be examined by your doctor, preferably by a dermatologist. After examination you will be guided further. A close watch for change in the size of discoloration or the skin around will guide the doctor further. Keep good photographs to detect changes over time(weekly). Good luck ...Read more
Right Shoulder MRI: Minimal undersurface fraying supraspinatus/infraspinatus tendinous confluence.
What does this mean? Treatment suggestions?
It means there is-: -some wear & tear of the under surface of Ur rotator cuff, & it's located @ the interval called the rotator cuff interval, where the infra-& supraspinalis R joining @the the attachment in the proximal humerus. Often Cn in Ur age group due 2 overhead activities such as swimming, volleyball weight lifting & any other type of over head stuff. ...Read more
MRI of wrist shows: Focal intrasubstance fissure within the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. Intact triangular fibrocartilage. Is a fissure a tear?
Yes: Usually in longitudinal plane not transverse.... ...Read more
Scar tissue: This is the usual nightmare for plantar fibroma excision. If this occurs i usually start aggressive physical therapy with steroid injections. I also add the cutting edge laser which breaks down scar tissue (10 sessions, once a week, 15 min a session). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer