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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

If its torn: I would see a foot doc for further evil and treatment. If function is lost, repair of the tendon may be a consideration. If a longitudinal treat is present immobilization is recommended.
Depending on your level of activity, a decision between conservative and surgical management will need to be made. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Tendon tear: If it is a horizontal tear, surgical repair is appropriate. If it is a split tear in the tendon, immobilization and physical therapy can heal the injury. We also use platelet rich plasma injections to facilitate healing of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read more

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I had torn my perineal tendon and had it repaired and my big toe joint feels jammed. It has felt this way since the surgery. I feel it's going to snap?

I had torn my perineal tendon and had it repaired and my big toe joint feels jammed. It has felt this way since the surgery. I feel it's going to snap?

Cast problems?: Was your cast properly changed 1-2 weeks for several weeks after repair? Sometimes the casting after a procedure can limit rom and the disuse can lead to weakness, or the cast could have been improperly modeled around your great toe joint (your toe should have been allowed to move). It's unlikely anything during surgery could have affected the joint or the tendon to the toe. ...Read more

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In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

In 2011 I had peroneal tendon repair. It was partially torn across but torn way up my leg. Since then my big toe has hurt &doesn't bend very well help?

May or may not: Be related. The peroneal longus tendon inserts on the base of the first metatarsal and this may have something to do with the function of the great toe. Xrays to rule out hallux limitus/rigidus and clinical exam are warranted. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my big toe tendon?

MRI: There is pain and loss of function, instability with the big toe range of motion. The great toe has pain with range of motion at the tendon tear and there is usually swelling at the tear site. However, everything else must be ruled out clinically. Getting an MRI is a quicker way to visualize a tear. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

What can be done about pain in my big toe 6 years after tendon repair?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of pain near big toe, and am getting a tendon release done on big toe in 2 weeks. How long does the pain last afterwards?

I have had a lot of pain near big toe, and am getting a tendon release done on big toe in 2 weeks. How long does the pain last afterwards?

Which Pain.: Are you talking about the already existing pain near your big toe? Or, are you talking about the post operative pain, that you may acquire, from the tendon release surgery? I'm not sure if they are related or not. ...Read more

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What to do when you have cut your tendon on top of big toe?

Cut EHL tendon: If tendon on top of big toe (ehl tendon) is cut, one should get to the nearest E.R. Or foot specialist's office to get the great toe splinted in a p/op shoe or splint. Surgical repair of the cut tendon if done in a timely fashion will restore hallux dorsiflexion. If left unrepaired, the ends of the cut tendon would retract, making it difficult for subsequent repair without use of a tendon graft. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm having a cheilectomy and possibly tendon repair in my big toe and I have some questions. Help please?

Cheilectomy: I suggest you ask the questions to your surgeon. You should always feel free to ask questions to your surgeon. He/she is the very best person to answer any and all questions that you may have. ...Read more

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Will a ruptured tendon in big toe heal itself?

Will a ruptured tendon in big toe heal itself?

Depends: On how much is ruptured. If partial rupture with immobilization you have a much better chance. Complete rupture likely will require surgery. ...Read more

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Foot problems - fractured big toe - tendon cut?

Foot problems - fractured big toe - tendon cut?

Foot injury: See a board certified foot specialist. You may require surgery.
Good luck ...Read more

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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more

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A cut my foot big toe tendon and today they take off my stiches after 10 days of the operation and my toe still not working up and worried?

A cut my foot big toe tendon and today they take off my stiches after 10 days of the operation and my toe still not working up and worried?

If it was severed-: -then @ 10 days U should not even try 2 move it. 2 prevent U from doing so, I always used a pin across the joint it moves, then U can't cheat & test it 2 soon. Much better than a bulky cast. But if should B immobilized 4 4-5 wks, and sent 2 PT & start. Follow Ur surgeons protocol 2 a T! B patent. ...Read more

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Left big toe tendon has lumps bumps and swelling along it and big toe is painful. Throbbing pain in big toe too?

I would: See a foot doctor. The question is are the lumps or bumps really on the tendon or in the subcutaneous tissues.....either way you should be examined, much easier to make a diagnosis like that in person...
Possible ganglionic cyst is an example without seeing you but if I saw your foot inperson I would know right away if that's what you had. ...Read more

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What effect would posterior tendon release in big toe have on gait? Ii have claw toe due to nerve damage from laminectomy

What effect would posterior tendon release in big toe have on gait? Ii have claw toe due to nerve damage from laminectomy

Improvement: The posterior tibial tendon causes the foot and ankle to turn in (inversion). Release of the posterior tibial tendon allows the arch of the foot to flatten, decreases ankle/foot inversion (turning in), and allows turning out (eversion). It would improve the rocker motion of the foot during gait. It may not effect a claw toe deformity unless the toe (flexor hallucis) tendons are also released. ...Read more

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I have gout in my big toe and area can I use emulgel to treat the gout? I also have a tendon sprain on the top of my foot will this cream also help?

I have gout in my big toe and area can I use emulgel to treat the gout? I also have a tendon sprain on the top of my foot will this cream also help?

You can: But, personally, I think there are more effective treatments. I think oral meds if not contraindicated will work better and faster for the gout. For tendonitis it is fine. ...Read more

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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Feel a tendon or something moving side to side in base of big toe. Pain and sometimes burning sensation when walking was after slamming side of foot?

Walk this Way.: There are quite a few structures that have the ability to move side to side, associated with the base of the big toe. A slamming injury could injure any one or more of them effecting the stability of the toe and toe joint. Pain and burning are the body's way of letting you know this. It is best to have the toe examined and possibly x-rayed to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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I have problems with my legs. I'm very young and I'm feeling excruciating pain in my legs. I have pain in my knees, shins, heel (anterior and posterior), and my feet (toe joint next to my big toe joint and the tendon that connects my pinky toe on top of t

It's: It's always a challenge trying to give specific answers without the benefit of an examination or the ability to ask you specific questions.

That being said, the fact that you can run probably excludes any vascular issue like poor circulation (which is unlikely in a younger person). Knowing you have flat feet, and given the widespread involvement that is limited to only your lower extremities, the first thing I would investigate is a biomechanical cause for your symptoms. If your foot structure is such that it's causing your leg muscles to overwork in an effort to compensate for the structural issues, that most certainly can cause all sorts of muscle fatigue, heel pain, shin splints, low-grade tendonitis, etc.

I would recommend seeing a podiatrist and get a biomechanical examination. Orthotics, either a good over-the-counter kind, or a custom molded pair will improve your symptoms dramatically. Also, needless to say, make sure you take enough time to stretch before and after each run.

Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can they do to repair torn tendons in my foot?

Surgery or casting: Depending on which tendons are torn, how long ago and the tendon position will determine if immobilization will work or if you need surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have I torn a ligament/tendon in my foot?

How do I know if I have I torn a ligament/tendon in my foot?

See a doctor: You will get a proper evaluation and a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes further testing is necessary. Is range of motion limited or very painful? These are often noted, however, a tear is not necessarily present with these symptoms. ...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


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more