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Dr. James Lin
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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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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. James Lin
15 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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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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What is another name for a tendon?

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

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What can someone do for a torn tendon?

If it is not a vest-: -igeal tendon such as Palmaris longus, poplitious in the hand & lower leg , they R usually functional and need repair acutely, or if long standing tendon transfers & grafts can B done. ...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