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Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Is tendonitis of the wrist similar to a sprained wrist?

Not really: Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon sheath (the tight passageway where tendons glide). A sprained wrist is an injury of the ligaments of the wrist. Tendons move joints and are attached to muscles. Ligaments connect bones to other bones across joints. Both can happen after trauma (a fall or twisting injury), but a sprain doesn't happen over time like tendonitis can develop. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?

I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. prognosis?

Depends on which-: -finger is injured. If the MF, RF, taping 2 the adjacent fingers will do well. Also if the LF. Thumb & index usually need splitting or cast. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow?

What is the main difference between tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow?

Muscle Vs Bone: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease problem, meaning bone and cartilage wear and tear. Tendonitis is a soft tissue injury where muscles attach to bone, those attachments are the tendon and can get irritated due to tears or stretching of these tissues. ...Read more

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What's the significance of Achilles tendonitis?

What's the significance of Achilles tendonitis?

Needs to be treated: Typically achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury it can usually be treated with rest, ice and NSAID medications. In more difficulty cases it may require physical therapy to both alleviate the symptoms and work on stretching exercises to prevent future exacerbations. ...Read more

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Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath of the peroneus bervis and peroneus longus muscles suggestive for tenosynovitis what is the treatment?

Minimal fluid around the tendon sheath of the peroneus bervis and peroneus longus muscles suggestive for tenosynovitis what is the treatment?

Rest: Tendonitis is treated by relative rest (cease from all activities that give pain), physical therapy, and anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, alleve). Sometimes immobilization is neede in a cast or boot. A cortisone shot if often helpful, but cannot be done in some areas of tendonitis. ...Read more

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Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?

No: The extensor tendon is on the dorsal or top side. A volar injury is likely to. Injure a flexor tendon or nerve. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How are tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow distinguished from each other?

How are tendonitis of the elbow or osteoarthritis of the elbow distinguished from each other?

Tendon vs cartilage: Tendonitis is secondary to overuse or repetitive movement across the elbow. The common extensors, common flexors, biceps, and triceps can get irritated at their insertion sites and oftentimes develop micro tears within the tendon insertion creating pain and disability. Arthritis is wear and tear of the smooth cartilage surface within the joint itself. ...Read more

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I have a snapping or popping of the tendon on my distal phalanx joint of the left thumb. Most likely overuse of shifting on the bike. Suggestions?

I have a snapping or popping of the tendon on my distal phalanx joint of the left thumb. Most likely overuse of shifting on the bike. Suggestions?

See details: This is a snapping thumb. It will often resolve with a local cortisone injection. Refractory cases require a surgical release. Rarely, it will resolve with treatment. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

What's the treatment for tendonitis of the wrist?

See details: It depends somewhat on the tendon involved by the inflammation but most times the tendinitis will resolve with a local cortisone injection. Splinting, ice and anti-inflammatory meds can also be used. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of elbow tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of elbow tendinitis?

Epicondylitis: Most common symptoms are inability to shake hands or grab something from the refrigerator. Pain on the lateral (outside) of the elbow is tennis elbow and medially (inside) it is golfer's elbow. Treatment is strengthening the elbow with wrist exercises. ...Read more

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Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Are there any tendons in back of the leg below the knee besides the Achilles tendon?

Yes: The plantaris tendon and posterior tibialos tendon both arise from posterior muscles of the leg and connect to the foot. The Achilles' tendon is the largest of the posterior tendons. ...Read more

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Are the medial/lateral tarsal, dorsal metatarsal, anterial tibial and arcuate, the only arteries on the front of the leg and foot?

Are the medial/lateral tarsal, dorsal metatarsal, anterial tibial and arcuate, the only arteries on the front of the leg and foot?

VASCULATURE: Sounds like a question for school. Anyway, here goes: ant. tibial, dorsalis pedis, perforating peroneal, ant. lat. malleolar, ant. med. malleolar, lateral tarsal, arcuate, 1st prox. perforating, dorsal metatarsal, dorsal digital, medial tarsal. Hope that's all. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...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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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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What does enthesopathy of the calcaneus at the insertion of the planter aponeurosis and achilles tendon mean?

What does enthesopathy of the calcaneus at the insertion of the planter aponeurosis and achilles tendon mean?

Inflammation: Enthesopathies is typically associated with inflammation or a calcium deposit where a tendon inserts or connects to the a bone. Achilles enthesopathies can be seen as part of other arthritic conditions such as Ankylosing Spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis. It could also could be a localized issue such as plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of tissue and tendons of the bottom of the foot ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...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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Which kind of nerve impingement arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Which kind of nerve impingement  arising from the shoulder refers pain to the medial epicondyle if the humerus?

Ulnar nerve: Typically, if you have pain along the medial epicondyle, that is where the ulnar nerve travels. If you have impingement upon this nerve there are usually other symptoms including numbness and tingling in the 4th and 5th fingers. In the extreme situations there may be weakness of these fingers. There is often pain when tapping over the nerve at the medial epicodyle. ...Read more

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Can the Achilles tear away from the lateral side of the soleus muscle?

Achilles : yes. Usually the Achilles' tendon ruptures above the insertion to the heel. But higher tears are possible. Get an MRI and see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doctor ...Read more