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Doctor insights on: Stretching Exercises For Lengthening Tight Tendons

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What could be causing a tendons in my neck to protrude causing pain and tightness in my face? My neck and face are sensitive to touch too

What could be causing a tendons in my neck to protrude causing pain and tightness in my face? My neck and face are sensitive to touch too

Irritated Nerve: Some nerves in the face and neck can become irritated or pinched as the come out of the brain. These nerves include the trigeminal and facial nerve. This would produce symptoms similar to those you describe. I would suggest talking to a neurosurgeon to see if this can be helped by medications, injections or perhaps surgery. ...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


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What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?

What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?

See doctor first: I would not advise doing any stretches on your baby's feet or ankles without first checking with the pediatrician, preferably a pediatric orthopedist or podiatrist. While stretching may be helpful, it can also cause problems such as subluxing joints or tearing or rupturing soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels). ...Read more

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Can someone help me verify that this is an Achilles tendon injury? It feels tight and hurts when I stretch.

Can someone help me verify that this is an Achilles tendon injury? It feels tight and hurts when I stretch.

See below: If you only have tightness and slight pain when you stretch it is probably not an achilles tendon injury.

If you have pain on walking or exercising then it may be. ...Read more

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What muscle or tendon is affected if you experience tightness on the inside side of the knee? Especially after an extended run

What muscle or tendon is affected if you experience tightness on the inside side of the knee? Especially after an extended run

Often not a tendon: Pain on the inside of the knee can result from the medial retinaculum (ligament that holds kneecap in place), arthritis, meniscal (cartilage) tears, pes anserine bursitis and/or stress to the medial collateral ligament. Tendinitis on the inside of the knee occurs, but less commonly than those other conditions listed above. Consider a physician eval. Along with a gait analysis and footwear update. ...Read more

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Have hip OA. What's name of muscle/tendon that runs down pelvis in front that you feel every time you step forward? Feels tight. Looking for stretch!

Have hip OA. What's name of muscle/tendon that runs down pelvis in front that you feel every time you step forward? Feels tight. Looking for stretch!

Psoas: There are a number of tendons that run in the space anterior to the hip joint including the ileopsoas, sartorius, quadratic femoris, among others. If you are having pain, a detailed exam will likely reveal the anatomic source and treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tight Achilles tendon?

What are the causes of a tight Achilles tendon?

Calf muscles: The gastrocnemius and soleal muscles become the achilles' tendon at the myotendinous junction. If these muscles are tight you will feel it in the achilles' tendon. Stretching exercises are necessary to stretch both muscle groups consult either a podiatrist, physical therapist or your family doc for the appropriate stretches to do. ...Read more

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Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Can tight tendons cause painful toe?

Yes.: Because they can misalign a toe and hammer them for example and then the hammer toe can be painful. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for tight hamstrings, quads, and Achilles tendon?

What are some solutions for tight hamstrings, quads, and Achilles tendon?

Eccentric exercises: The best solution for tight hamstrings and Achilles are stretching and eccentric exercises. Eccentric exercises load and strengthen muscle as a muscle lengthens versus when it shortens. For the hamstring my favorite is the nordic exercise. For the Achilles my favorite is reverse toe raises (heel drops) on an elevated surface such as a stair or step. ...Read more

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How is a tight Achilles tendon diagnosed, what causes it, and how it can be treated?

How is a tight Achilles tendon diagnosed, what causes it, and how it can be treated?

See below...: The diagnosis is clinical- depending on the range of motion and level of pain. Causes are many from genetics, to inactivity to injury to biomechanics. Treatment starts with aggressive stretching, possible physical therapy, and if it's a real problem, surgery. ...Read more

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Was writing and my fingers got all weird like Charlie horse and tendons tight. What should I do?

Was writing and my fingers got all weird like Charlie horse and tendons tight. What should I do?

Stretch: Stretch your fingers out, massage the muscles in the forearm.
Could be from a cramp, could be a pinched nerve.
Depends on the rest of your symptoms and frequency etc. Contact a doctor and run through your symptoms and I'm sure we can figure it out. ...Read more

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Very tight Achilles tendon and calves causing amazing pain. What should I do?

Very tight Achilles tendon and calves causing amazing pain. What should I do?

Stretching program.: If you have already started a stretching program on your own and still have a problem formal physical therapy can often help. Some patient are unable to overcome this problem with therapy and may requiresurgery to loosen the muscle9s) or the tendon. ...Read more

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What could be causing a tendons in my neck to protrude causing pain and tightness in my face? My neck and face are sensitive to touch too

Irritated Nerve: Some nerves in the face and neck can become irritated or pinched as the come out of the brain. These nerves include the trigeminal and facial nerve. This would produce symptoms similar to those you describe. I would suggest talking to a neurosurgeon to see if this can be helped by medications, injections or perhaps surgery. ...Read more

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After relaxing for an hour after work, my heels hurt and my achiles tendon feels tight when I start moving. What should I do?

After relaxing for an hour after work, my heels hurt and my achiles tendon feels tight when I start moving. What should I do?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. ...Read more

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Had multiple steroid inj into adductor tendon of hip. Now it feels like a seperate part of my body, is tight and sunken. What is this?

Had multiple steroid inj into adductor tendon of hip. Now it feels like a seperate part of my body, is tight and sunken. What is this?

Fatty atrophy: When you inject steroids into or around tendons, some of the steroid that may go into the soft tissues can cause the fat underneath the skin layer to go away (i.e. Necrose). This can lead to some scar formation in that area. ...Read more

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Right knee gives out sometimes when walking. Feel pain towards the outer side of the knee. Also sometimes forced me to limp from tightness. Tendon?

Right knee gives out sometimes when walking. Feel pain towards the outer side of the knee. Also sometimes forced me to limp from tightness. Tendon?

Knee pain: If it has gotten to the point that your knee is giving out on you, you probably have significant damage to the joint. Have you had an injury? The place you're describing pain is associated with lateral meniscal and lateral collateral ligament damage. You need to see an Ortho and have an MRI done to check the extent of the damage and possible surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Had wrist break. At 4 wks cast changed. I said too tight. 2 wks later cast off. Now can't move thumb. Tendon ruptured! Think because bad cast. Advise!

Had wrist break. At 4 wks cast changed. I said too tight. 2 wks later cast off. Now can't move thumb. Tendon ruptured! Think because bad cast. Advise!

Tendon injury: The orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer this question as to the cause of the tendon rupture. You may want a second opinion from a different orthopedic specialist, however. ...Read more

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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck? Tendons? ... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Its regarding my feet, the area where the heal slopes into the rest of mt foot feels bruised and it feels like the tendon pulls tight if I don't walk for a while. Getting up in the morning is incredibly uncomfortable.

Its regarding my feet, the area where the heal slopes into the rest of mt foot feels bruised and it feels like the tendon pulls tight if I don't walk for a while. Getting up in the morning is incredibly uncomfortable.

Plantar Fasciitis: Def sounds like Plantar Fasciitis; an inflammation of the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to your toes and helps in supporting your arch. Treatment involves various anti-inflammatories, stretching/massage exercises. Injections, physical therapy or orthotics/padding/strapping can also be beneficial for some ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more