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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Tendon Weakness (Overview)

Tendons are the tissues that connect muscle to bone. Tendon weakness may occur if a tendon has been previously injured.


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Could prednisone cause tendon weakness?

Could prednisone cause tendon weakness?

Yes it can: Historically, chronic steroid use including the use of Prednisone is implicated in tendon weakness and rupturesthis is seen more commonly w/injections of cortisone meds. In or around tendons..Check w/ a rheumatologist concerning the risks and side effects of chronic steroid use.Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
14 doctors shared insights

Tendon Weakness (Overview)

Tendons are the tissues that connect muscle to bone. Tendon weakness may occur if a tendon has been previously injured.


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Could prednisone cause tendon weakness?

Yes it can: Historically, chronic steroid use including the use of Prednisone is implicated in tendon weakness and rupturesthis is seen more commonly w/injections of cortisone meds. In or around tendons..Check w/ a rheumatologist concerning the risks and side effects of chronic steroid use.Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have muscle twitching all over my body, buzzing and tingling, muscle pain (no cramps), tendon pain, no weakness. It is 18 months. Can still be als?

I have muscle twitching all over my body,  buzzing and tingling, muscle pain (no cramps), tendon pain, no weakness. It is 18 months. Can still be als?

ALS: Als is a disease of the Alpha motor neuron and is a motor only disease. This means it affects the way muscles work. It can cause twitching in muscles. Buzzing and tingling is inconsistent with als. Consider seeing your primary care provider and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Pain only when i step a certain way in tendon on outside of leg with weakness like i'm going to stretch leg too far. Felt a slight pop there 2 mth ago?

Pain only when i step a certain way in tendon on outside of leg with weakness like i'm going to stretch leg too far. Felt a slight pop there 2 mth ago?

Where in leg?: Sounds like you strained a tendon as u have noted and it has not yet healed.Not sure where in the 'leg' you are describing. "leg" in ortho terms means below your knee... Not the thigh.Be more specific in your location of your pain and i'll venture a guess... Sounds like around your knee and thus could be a knee ligament... Or ankle? ...Read more

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Can you tear a tendon in your foreman?

Can you tear a tendon in your foreman?

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

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