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I have bicep pain, is it soreness, sprain or tendon tear?

I have bicep pain, is it soreness, sprain or tendon tear?

Varying degrees: Think of the severities you listed as a continuum. - if you have bicep soreness following any increase in your normal level of activitiy, then you likely strained the muscle fibers. The pain associated will likely subside w/ a proper amount of conservative treatment (rice). If no improvement see a physician. A strain itself can be of varing degrees & in the most severe cases a "tear" may result. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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Neck Shoulder Sprain F/age 62. NP at clinic said m spasm. 2 weeks later still inner nerve type quivering from neck to left outer upper bicep all night?

Neck Shoulder Sprain F/age 62. NP at clinic said m spasm. 2 weeks later still inner nerve type quivering from neck to left outer upper bicep all night?

Spine consult: You need a referral to a spine surgeon for X-rays of your spine to rule out vertebral fracture common in your age group and also a bone spur that can irritate the spinal nerve running from your spine to your bicep=radiculopathy. SSRIs and gabapentin good for this pain but if you have weakness surgery may be indicated for a herniated disc or compressed nerve. Stay calm and see spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Sprained ribs symptoms?

Sprained ribs symptoms?

Pain: Usually symptoms of pain along the site of injury. Would likely need to be seen to make sure you don't have a fracture. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a sprained knee?

What are symptoms of a sprained knee?

Many possible signs: Signs may include: inflammation, pain, swelling, bruising, and reduction of motion. ...Read more

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What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

Pain, swelling: As well as limited range of motion or ability to bear weight/walk. Could also be symptoms of fracture, infection or a type of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are all symptoms for a sprained ankle please?

What are all symptoms for a sprained ankle please?

Sprain: All the symptoms would require more space than is available. Swelling, pain, bruising, usually point tenderness, pain with range of motion, difficulty walking, are just some of them. See your podiatrist for help ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained neck?

What are the typical symptoms of a sprained neck?

Pain: Symptoms of a neck sprain can include pain, limited or painful movements, muscle spasm, and stiffness. Pain which radiates down an arm to your fingers might be something more like a pinched nerve. Sprains usually improve with time, anti inflammatory medications and therapy. Whenever concerned, please be evaluated by your favorite orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Are bicep pains a symptoms of hernia?

Are bicep pains a symptoms of hernia?

Neck?: A herniated disc in the neck can cause symptoms in the upper extremity. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a shoulder sprain?

What are the symptoms of a shoulder sprain?

Very hard 2answer-: -as there R many signs & symptoms. They range from just an aching in the area about 3-4 inches from the shoulder in the humerus, this is very none specific symptom as many injuries 2 the shldr refer pain 2 this area called the deltoid tubracle (sp). Major injuries R very painful, but a strain is not. U always should C an orthopedic surgeon if it persists after a few days. Xam+X-rays R needed. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a tickling (not tingling) sensation in both of my upper forearms / biceps since yesterday. Gradual onset. No pain or other symptoms.

I'm experiencing a tickling (not tingling) sensation in both of my upper forearms / biceps since yesterday. Gradual onset. No pain or other symptoms.

Hmmmm.....: I think we will need a bit more information if you have any in order to help. It certainly doesn't sound like an emergency at this point. The fact that it is both forearms is a bit odd. So long as you do not have any muscle weakness I think careful observation for the next few days should help glean more information. Let us know. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of a sprained thumb?

What are the typical symptoms of a sprained thumb?

Pain and swelling: Sprains of joints such as the thumb cause pain with motion as the injured structures around the joint are stretched or compressed. Generalized swelling of the joint involved is also a very common complaint. The swelling is bothersome but can be somewhat protective early on in that the swelling functionally limits motion and acts as an internal "brace". Bruising about the thumb is also common. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms for a sprained ankle?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms for a sprained ankle?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the ankle sprain. Minor sprains will cause pain and swelling. Ankle sprains can also cause varying degrees of bruising. If you have pain directly over your ankle bone or if your have difficulty walking, you may need an x-ray. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained middle finger?

What are the symptoms of a sprained middle finger?

Pain and swelling: Basically pain and swelling about the knuckle. It is usually wise o get an x-ray to make sure there is no underlying fracture. ...Read more

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Twisted/sprained ankle symptoms all day. What do I do?

Twisted/sprained ankle symptoms all day. What do I do?

Seek medical care: If symptoms have persisted, I suggest you seek treatment. You may have a fracture or torn ligament. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle fracturesprain: Both have pain and a history of injury. A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays. ...Read more

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What's the different symptoms from a broken or sprained ankle?

What's the different symptoms from a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25, 000 people do it every day.‚Äč

http://www. Aofas. Org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle. Aspx ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of the different grades in a wrist sprain?

Please explain what are some symptoms of the different grades in a wrist sprain?

See below: If you had a traumatic fall which usually occurs on an outstretched hand/wrist you most likely having an occult wrist (distal radius fracture or other corpus or bone contusion.) a spring diagnosis is commonly misused by the emergency room and several patients do not follow up with the appropriate treatment or follow-up physicians as recommended as as patient's thought "" they had a sprain "and should go away on its own have a evaluation by an orthopedic hand specialist good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What is the difference in SYMPTOMS of a grade 1 and grade 2 rcl sprain of the thumb?

What is the difference in SYMPTOMS of a grade 1 and grade 2 rcl sprain of the thumb?

Microtear v. partial: A Grade 1 is the most minor type of ligament sprain, and usually implies microtears. A Grade 2 means a partial tear and is a more significant injury. The final type is a Grade 3 which means a full-thickness tear. Symptoms and signs tend to be higher (more pain, dysfunction, swelling) with Grade 2 over Grade 1. ...Read more

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Went over on my ankle and think I've sprained it again. What are the symptoms of a sprained ankle?

Went over on my ankle and think I've sprained it again. What are the symptoms of a sprained ankle?

Just how bad.: Sprained ankles will generally exhibit varying degrees of three symptoms. Pain, swelling and bruising. These symptoms may lead to varying degrees of inability to move the ankle as well as inability to bear weight. In some situations, a fracture of one or bones may accompany the sprain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow?

What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow?

Have it evaluated.: Your symptoms may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the area evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.

What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.

Moderate sprain.: A grade 1 RCL sprain is mild & not associated with loss of the thumb MCP joint stability. A grade 2 sprain usually involves a lot of pain & swelling. There could be bruising around the thumb & possible laxity of the joint. A grade 3 sprain can be very painful, & there is complete disruption of the joint, leading to joint instability. See a doctor for proper Dx & Rx of your thumb sprain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been over a month since I fell on it and it still hurts to use.

What are symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been over a month since I fell on it and it still hurts to use.

Symptoms at site..: The symptoms at usually at the site of injury, with pain to touch and any deviation of the thumb that pulls on the ligament on the affected side. Ligaments take longer to heal than bone, so usually the area is sore for a few months. The thumb should be protected during the healing phase with a special brace. See an Ortho doc. ...Read more

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I have had biceps tendonitis for 5 years. After pt, rest, meds, still not better and experience the same symptoms as day 1. Am I missing something?

I have had biceps tendonitis for 5 years. After pt, rest, meds, still not better and experience the same symptoms as day 1. Am I missing something?

Biceps tendon: Usually represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Not inflamed. Would exercise doing an eccentric loading program. If no improvement consider diagnostic ultrasound or MRI of area. If significant tendinosis or partial tear consider prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injection, or surgery. ...Read more

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What symptoms would a torn rotator cuff vs sprain RC? And can RC injury heal without surgery? If so how long would a sprain RC take to heal?? Thanks!!

What symptoms would a torn rotator cuff vs sprain RC? And can RC injury heal without surgery? If so how long would a sprain RC take to heal?? Thanks!!

Pain with Abduction: A full thickness rotator cuff tear can cause considerable weakness and pain especially with movement in the and of motion controlled most by the rotator cuff tendon that is injured. The top tendon. Supraspinatus, would cause symptoms when trying to lift arm from side of body. A mere sprain would be less painful with minimal weakness. A mild sprain could take upwards of 6 weeks to improve. ...Read more

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Tendectomy of bicep tendon on 2nd symptoms to scope previously repaired slap tear. Os found another tear & failed anchor. Did not repair tear. Future probs?

Tendectomy of bicep tendon on 2nd symptoms to scope previously repaired slap tear. Os found another tear & failed anchor. Did not repair tear. Future probs?

How do you feel?: It sounds like you had two surgeries - one slap repair and another one to remove a failed anchor and cut the biceps tendon (tenotomy).

The one thing that some people who have a biceps tenotomy complain of is cramping in the biceps with forceful repetitive activity. Otherwise, people tend to feel better not worse after a painful biceps tendon becomes detached (surgery or on its own).

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What are the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain?

What are the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain?

Pain and swelling: Miranda,

A grade two thumb sprain means that the ligament is stretched but not completely torn. As the body tries to heal, it will be inflamed. You will experience pain, swelling, and tenderness. In general, RICE is the way to go: Rest, Ice, Compress (with an ace wrap, but not too tight), and elevate. Sprains generally take 10-21 days to heal. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with ankle sprain always have?

What symptoms does someone with ankle sprain always have?

None: They vary among patients depending on onset of injury, severity, etc. Most commonly, swelling and pinpoint pain over the ligament is seen. ...Read more

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I'm showing some symptoms of a sprained finger, how do I know if I need to see a doc?

I'm showing some symptoms of a sprained finger, how do I know if I need to see a doc?

Depends: If the pain is severe/debilitating, or if there is gross instability of the finger, or if there is significant redness and/or swelling, then I would recommend seeing a doc. Other than that, you can certainly just try ice, elevation, ibupforen, and buddy taping (taping the finger to the one next to it, which provides stability). ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain? And how long does it last? (Rcl injury)

What is the symptoms of a grade 2 thumb sprain? And how long does it last? (Rcl injury)

6-8 wks: Radial Collateral Ligament injuries to the MCP joint usually heal in 6-8 weeks. Be careful not to re-injury thumb. Good Occupational Therapy program can help to maintain strength and mobility while joint heals. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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If smptoms of a sprain aren't getting better but worse. When should you see your doctor? And what could it be if it has gotten worse?

If smptoms of a sprain aren't getting better but worse. When should you see your doctor? And what could it be if it has gotten worse?

Not sprained: It is possible that it is more then a sprain. It could be a hairline fracture or some other complication. Get it checked please. ...Read more

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Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

Is a dry throat, symptom of a sprained neck?

No: A strain is an injury to muscle or tendons. The throat is an internal structure. Two very different things. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow? 4 yr old jumped from sofa to bed - appx 3 ft - arm was under torso when child landed. Child complained that elbow hurt. It is now swollen and it hurts to try to bend it. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt when child is s

What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow? 4 yr old jumped from sofa to bed - appx 3 ft - arm was under torso when child landed. Child complained that elbow hurt. It is now swollen and it hurts to try to bend it. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt when child is s

A: A swollen elbow in the context of pain and decreased range of motion warrants evaluation from a medical professional, especially in a young child. Given the age, I would be worried about a possible dislocation or fracture. Unfortunately, it is the weekend, so you should take your child to either an urgent care that deals with children or an emergency department. I would recommend they get an xray. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference (symptoms wise) between a shoulder sprain and a rotator cuff tear?

What is the difference (symptoms wise) between a shoulder sprain and a rotator cuff tear?

Yes.: A shoulder sprain refers to a stretch or bruise to the ligaments that hold the shoulder together. A rotator cuff tear refers to a muscle that has been detached from its bony insertion. ...Read more

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I am showing some symptoms of a sprained finger, how do I know if I need to go to the doctor for my finger?

I am showing some symptoms of a sprained finger, how do I know if I need to go to the doctor for my finger?

Instability: If the joint is just sore and mildly swollen then no. If the joint is unstable and has pain with stressing of the joint, or is lacking range of motion then yes. ...Read more

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Two days ago I sprained/ strained my ankle while exercising. I didn't realize I looked up my symptoms: swelling, mild pain. Is it too late to treat?

Two days ago I sprained/ strained my ankle while exercising. I didn't realize I looked up my symptoms: swelling, mild pain. Is it too late to treat?

Not at all: But your first "step" (sorry) is to get it properly diagnosed. Was it a sprain, a ligament tear or perhaps even a little fracture? You'll need an x-ray to start, and perhaps a sonogram or even an MRI if things are complicated. The last thing you want to do is walk around with a fracture or tear. You're young and apparently healthy, so don't risk a lifetime of residual pain by ignoring this. ...Read more