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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Tendon Weakness (Overview)

-noticed in daily activities. Poor grip, hard to open doors or lift things. The main question is what is causing this. Is it due 2 lack of exercise or is it due 2 degeneration of the nerves supplying the muscles. So the definition is not being able to do common tasks in daily life. Treatment can be surgical release if say the ulnar nerve is trapped @ the elbow (cubital tunnel). Try 2 find the caus


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Hip flexor muscle problem?

Hip flexor muscle problem?

Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
23 doctors shared insights

Tendon Weakness (Overview)

-noticed in daily activities. Poor grip, hard to open doors or lift things. The main question is what is causing this. Is it due 2 lack of exercise or is it due 2 degeneration of the nerves supplying the muscles. So the definition is not being able to do common tasks in daily life. Treatment can be surgical release if say the ulnar nerve is trapped @ the elbow (cubital tunnel). Try 2 find the caus


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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

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Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise.Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more

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Peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain related?

Peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain related?

Examination: Further evaluation of symptoms and examination will be necessary to answer this question. ...Read more

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

Torn or inflamed?: If torn it will not flex & stays in a somewhat extended position. It also causes a limp since it is involved in push off. Hurts when it happens & may have some calf cramping, but pain goes away fairly fast. If inflamed it hurts in gait push off, u may deal & hear it squeaking. All attempt 2flex is painfull. Torn = surgical, inflamed= activity modification nsaids, ice rest ? Pt also. ...Read more

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Does trazodone cause muscle weakness or joint weakness?

Does trazodone cause muscle weakness or joint weakness?

Trazodone: Is a newer atypical antidepressant. While trazodone, a nontricyclic antidepressant, can cause headaches, twitching muscles, dry mouth, nausea, but not joint or muscle weakness. These side effects occur infrequently and does not preclude its use. ...Read more

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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss,  muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem after fall and freacture?

Usually not: Hip flexor damage usually is due to sudden contraction of hip flexor muscles such as in kicking activity, running, or excessive use of these muscles. May occur suddenly and cause a muscle "pull" pain followed by muscle spasm, weakness, and inability to continue actitivy. Occasionally falls may contribute to the problem with overstretching damage to the muscles in front of the hip (iliopsoas). ...Read more

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Can rotator cuff injury cause weakness in your hands?

Can rotator cuff injury cause weakness in your hands?

Not normally no: Rotator cuff injuries will not generally cause any weakness in your hands.Other things can occur that cause weakness@ the same time you have rc pain...Carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical disc problems, etc. See your md if symptoms persist.Good luck! ...Read more

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Could shoulder atrophy cause neck muscle weakness?

Could shoulder atrophy cause neck muscle weakness?

very unusual: They are likely related to a similar cause. The potential list of causes can range from; poor postural mechanics, nerve root dysfunction from the neck region, muscular dystrophy and even some types of arthritis. It really warrants an evaluation from a specialist if you have not seen one yet. ...Read more

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Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Extensor pollicis : Longus. But if your thumb is "hammering" it might actually be triggering and that has to do with the flexor tendon getting hung up in the a1 pulley at the base if your thumb on the palmar aspect of your hand. ...Read more

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MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along the medial ankle to the bottom of the foot to each respective toe. The FHL and FDL tendons, along with the Posterior Tibial Tendon and a Neurovascular bundle run in the tarsal canal, so, yes, inflammation of any of these tendons can affect Tarsal T ...Read more

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Can extensor tendonitis in foot cause tingling?

possible...: Tendonitis implies inflammation/irritation of the tendons - in this case, the extensor ones on the top of the foot. When they become inflamed, they swell and in turn can compress the cutaneous nerves that are on the top (dorsal) aspect of the foot and can conceivably cause tingling. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

What are the symptoms of a flexor hallucis longus tendon injury?

FHL: Tendonitis usually has pain to tendon and on rom of hallux with some get sesmoiditis along wrk it. Swelling may be present. Use rest, ice, compression and elevation and taks some nsaids . If persists see podiatrist in area. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tendon weakness?

This can be-: -noticed in daily activities. Poor grip, hard to open doors or lift things. The main question is what is causing this. Is it due 2 lack of exercise or is it due 2 degeneration of the nerves supplying the muscles. So the definition is not being able to do common tasks in daily life. Treatment can be surgical release if say the ulnar nerve is trapped @ the elbow (cubital tunnel). Try 2 find the caus ...Read more

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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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4 yrs later, I have weakness+significant pain where surgery had placed a screw in the long tendon fro rotator cuff surgery- what r the success rates?

4 yrs later, I have weakness+significant pain where surgery had placed a screw in the long tendon fro rotator cuff surgery- what r the success rates?

See your surgeon!: See your surgeon for his/her opinion. If you do not get satisfactory information, get a second opinion. We cannot see your xrays and MRI's and so cannot give you any more advice about this. You may consider a Healthtap Concierge with an orthopedist, but this will help you the most if you can upload copies of your imaging studies. Good luck. Try to have a Happy Holiday Season anyway! ...Read more

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What is another name for a tendon?

I'm not aware: of any other term for tendon in common usage ...Read more

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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

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Is maturbation cause weakness in males?

Is maturbation cause weakness  in males?

Sometimes: There is often a sensation of weakness immediately after masturbation which quickly resolves and is harmless. ...Read more

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Who said pain is weakness leaving the body?

Who said pain is weakness leaving the body?

It is on tee-shirts: See the expression often in weight lifting gyms, and suppose this is equivalent to "no pain, no gain". Would not memorialize this one, seems too uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Everytime i smoke, i feel weakness. Why is that?

Everytime i smoke, i feel weakness. Why is that?

Depends: Are you smoking tobacco or marijuana?. Remember that cigarettes are related to numerous medical and neurological problems, and weakness may be due to unmasking of underlying neuromuscular condition. Get some testing done, but also. Stop smoking. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tendon?

What is the definition or description of: tendon?

Connect muscle-bone : 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 up of adjacent bones. ...Read more

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What symptoms are considered weakness in personality?

What symptoms are considered weakness in personality?

Little experience: Weakness in personality is not a meaningful concept to most mental health professionals. One reason for this is that people have unique personalities. Out of say 24 character strengths, one person would have one set of top strengths and another person would have different strengths ranked highest. No one can be strong in every area. "weakness" generally reflects a lack of experience. ...Read more

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How to overcome nerve weakness?

How to overcome nerve weakness?

Neuropathy : This will depend on the cause if the nerve weakness. Trauma, compressive, nutritional deficiency, toxic, metabolic ( diabetes), vascular, immune related. The causative agent should be identified and removed if possible. Sometimes steroid and immunoglobulins are used in immune mediated neuropathy. Vitamins replacement should be quick if needed vit b12). Avoid alcohol, keep normal sugar levels. ...Read more

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How does calcium build up on tendons?

How does calcium build up on tendons?

Few theories: Calcific tendonitis most commonly involves shoulder.Three main theories: reactive calcification; endochondral ossification with tendon cells converting to cartilage cells to form bone; ectopic bone formation with change of mesenchymal stem cells into osteogenic cells(bone forming cells). Tendintis usually deposits of hydroxyapatite (a crystalline calcium phosphate) in any tendon of the body. ...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