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Doctor insights on: Tendons In Leg

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How can I identify and recover an injured tendon in my leg?

How can I identify and recover an injured tendon in my leg?

Leg tendon injury: Muscles of the leg have an action on the foot, or conversely, the muscles that govern the foot are in the leg. As a tendon is part of a muscle, careful exam of foot function can identify the injured leg tendon (or muscle). To recover from a tendon injury, one must identify the tendon (w/ or w/o mri), then splint or immobilize it until it heals or mends, and depending on the case, undergo p.T. ...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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How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

Does it bother you? : How much pain can you take? Did you ask the doc if it would get worse? These are things to consider. ...Read more

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My friend will have surgery to fix a torn tendon in his leg. How long should it take to recover?

My friend will have surgery to fix a torn tendon in his leg. How long should it take to recover?

Depends: On the tendon and type of repair. Probably looking at at least several months. Physical therapy at the appropriate point of healing process will help. ...Read more

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Can a muscle or tendon in the leg below the skin become infected? What are some symptoms/signs?

Can a muscle or tendon in the leg below the skin become infected? What are some symptoms/signs?

Deeper infections: Certainly infections below the skin can occur. Infection of the muscles or joints can occur when bacteria in the blood deposit the germs there, or an infection spreads from another site. The symptoms usually involve pain plus the systemic signs like fever, weakness, nausea etc. Some clue is usually there in the history about these diseases so I hope u can go to a doc and get it checked out. ...Read more

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How is a partial tear of the patellar tendon treated? My leg is only comfortable when flexed. Thanks!

Ouch: Once you are certain this is a partial patella tendon rupture you need to rest it for a period of time in a brace. See your orthopedic surgeon for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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What type of condition/injury would cause the peroneal tendon on one leg to stick out and cause pain along the bone as it ascends?

What type of condition/injury would cause the peroneal tendon on one leg to stick out and cause pain along the bone as it ascends?

Many mechanism : When foot in inversion position and reflex kick to evert. Is the most commonly. Transverse plane injury ...Read more

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My achillies tendons on both legs feel as if their both bruised 24 hours a day. I can barely walk when i wake up in the morning. What happening?

My achillies tendons on both legs feel as if their both bruised 24 hours a day. I can barely walk when i wake up in the morning. What happening?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more