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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Depends: Near the distal biceps is the median nerve. Injury to that area can potentially injure that nerve or swelling puts pressure on that nerve. A test called emg/ncv can identify how well that nerve is functioning and help determine the cause. Stop at your local physical medicine and rehab or neurologist doctors office for more details. ...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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Can a tendon tear in my forearm?

Yes: Tendons tear from trauma and if the injury was directed at the forearm, it could happen there. You should ice the injured area and seek the attention of an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How bad is cutting the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm?

How bad is cutting the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm?

Traumatically?: There may be surgiacl procedures in which this is done and then repaired or not. If the tendon is cut traumatically the function of the arm will be compromised if not repaired. It is better to do this sooner than later. ...Read more

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A month ago i tore a tendon on my forearm. I can't feel 2 of my fingers. What therapy can do so it can heal? And if i'm going to be able to feel again

A month ago i tore a tendon on my forearm. I can't feel 2 of my fingers. What therapy can do so it can heal? And if i'm going to be able to feel again

Poss gradualrecovery: Nerve injury includes total or partial transection of the nerve from stretching, cutting (laceration), compression, shearing, or crushing injuries.If sensory nerve injured, area innervated by nerve loses sensation.Closer nerve is to its origin in the spinal cord, lowe chance of recovery.May gradually recover sensation. Grade i nerve injury is called neurapraxia and is minor with complete recovery. ...Read more

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I felt & heard something pop in my forearm & there's pain when i flex my had back or grip. I had tennis elbow release & tendon repair no pain backther?

I felt & heard something pop in my forearm & there's pain when i flex my had back or grip. I had tennis elbow release & tendon repair no pain backther?

Muscle tear?: You may have torn a muscle or other soft tissue like ligament or tendon. This may have been the result of strenuous workout. Please see do and he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?

What caused his hand to pull up toward his forearm in the middle of the night... very painful... could see the tendon pulling, then finally subsided?

Muscle Spasm: It seems like he had a muscle spasm sometimes called a "charlie horse" where the muscle without warning suddenly forcibly contracts. Most of the time it is due to the muscle being worn down("tired") from activity. Increasing fluid intake and moist heat would usually help. ...Read more

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I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands?

I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands?

Cut nerve in hand: I cut the nerves and tendon below my forearm. How long will I be without use of my hand I work with y hands? ANS: there are many nerves in forearm. Sometimes they may grow back or did team sew them back together? Best to discuss with your Drs. ...Read more

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My MRI shows tendonosis in my shoulder and forearm. Also a high grade tear in my tendon connected to my humerus. Very painful and weak please advise?

My MRI shows  tendonosis in my shoulder and forearm.  Also a high grade tear in my tendon connected to my humerus. Very painful and weak please advise?

Rotator cuff tear: Initial management of painful partial rotator cuff tears involves pt. Surgery to reattach the torn tendon may be necessary to adequately treat pain and loss of function, but has a 6 month recovery. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have "shin splints" but in my forearm. 1what muscles or tendons are damaged? 2how do I strengthen them? 3is there a medical term for forearm splints

I have "shin splints" but in my forearm. 1what muscles or tendons are damaged? 2how do I strengthen them? 3is there a medical term for forearm splints

Exam needed : It is impossible to tell without further detail and examining your arm which muscles or tendons are being affected. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Got blood drawn 2 weeks ago and it didn't hurt.2 weeks after I have pain on palpation, pain is where bicep tendon inserts on forearm/ forearm muscle?

Got blood drawn 2 weeks ago and it didn't hurt.2 weeks after I have pain on palpation, pain is where bicep tendon inserts on forearm/ forearm muscle?

Thrombophlebitis : Common area to draw blood is the antecubital fossa( front of elbow). The biceps tendon passes through here on its way to its attachment on the radius bone.Superficial thrombophlebitis is not uncommon after blood draws or iv's in this area. Warm compresses and a NSAID for a few days will help.They resolve pretty quickly. If not, see your pcp . Good luck! ...Read more

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Dx: bilateral dequervain's ,polyarthralgia (tendons), neuritis in elbows/forearms/hands. Steroids ineffective. Rheum workup normal. Unsure what to do.

Dx: bilateral dequervain's ,polyarthralgia (tendons), neuritis in elbows/forearms/hands. Steroids ineffective. Rheum workup normal. Unsure what to do.

Ask someone new!: Your tests are normal, but your symptoms are not. They seem to indicate some form of collagen vascular disorder. You probably need a Rheumatologist to consider more testing to indicate the source of inflammation. Unfortunately, some real diseases like yours remain undiagnosed- a skilled rheumatologist should recommend a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms. Look into it again- get better soon! ...Read more

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Ultrasound of a firm immovable lump in my forearm two inches below my wrist indcated a nonspecific soft tissue mass. Report states that is projects separately from adjacent median nerve and is not attached to tendon sheath. Very worried it is cancer?

Ultrasound of a firm immovable lump in my forearm two inches below my wrist indcated a nonspecific soft tissue mass. Report states that is projects separately from adjacent median nerve and is not attached to tendon sheath. Very worried it is cancer?

Have it removed.: Really the best thing to do at this point would be to have the lump removed and sent to a lab for pathological analysis. This is not to say you have cancer by any means, but it's just to say that a definitive step to confirm or deny the presence of cancer must be taken at this point. ...Read more

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Out of cast after 4 weeks(long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon

Out of cast after 4 weeks(long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon

Can be expected --: Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well. Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more

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Out of cast after 4wks(long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear

Out of cast after 4wks(long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear

Not normal: Numbness is never normal, a nerve may have been irritated by the cast. Epicondylitis should never require a cast, even with a partial tendon tear. I recommend seeing a sports medicine trained doctor. ...Read more

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Lets just say i am depressed, i have cut before and recently i have cut so deep i hit a tendon in my wrist/forearm now lately i am losing feeling and strength in my fingers and thumb lots of pain in my palm and thumb area. Is that because of me cutting my

Major Depression: I feel empathy for your Depression. It seems that painful traumatic experience with emotional turmoil have made you depressed and hopeless. You were born with Blessing and Wonder of Life Force from the Creator due to which you lived at the time of birth; and have continued to be alive with Blessings of 3million air sacs in your lungs. Your Life is Precious! Go to E.R. for Diagnosis, Treatment. ...Read more

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Surgical operation done on tendon on my arm 5 months ago. Should the arm be just as strong as the other side?

Surgical operation done on tendon on my arm 5 months ago. Should the arm be just as strong as the other side?

Not always: Quite a few things play a role in achieving strength. Which tendon (hand vs biceps vs rotator cuff- the more proximal tend to take longer to recover). How long you had to protect it before starting rehab, and (brace yourself) whether you did your exercises as dilligently as you were supposed to. I'd talk with the surgeon who did the repair and ask this same question. Get a second opinion if unsure. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a damaged tendon in my shoulder but why is the pain mostly in my arm and so badly unbearable at night ?

Normal symptoms: This is typical for a tendon problem. The tendon is the end if a muscle where it connects to the bone. If it is torn the pain often follows the course of the muscle. Pain also often radiates away from the center of the body in the pattern you describe. If the pain is severe talk to your doctor about treatment options. ...Read more