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What does it mean to have a "rupture of extensor tendons" on the hand and wrist?

What does it mean to have a "rupture of extensor tendons" on the hand and wrist?

Can't extend fingers: These are the tendons that you use when you uncurl your fist and straighten out your fingers. They sometimes rupture because of rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis, especially if there has been a lot of swelling in the wrist for a long time. This problem can be surgically repaired, but it is better to prevent the problem than repair it. See your doctor. ...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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Recent joint and tendon pain in feet, legs, hands and wrist. Pain is constant but seems less tolerable at times. What could be cause?

Recent joint and tendon pain in feet, legs, hands and wrist. Pain is constant but seems less tolerable at times. What could be cause?

Many possibilities: Many conditions can cause generalized muscle and joint pain. See your doctor for blood work and further evaluation. The etiologies could be very diverse including arthritis, infection, nutritional and many others. ...Read more

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How often to use DMSO for a tendon (hand/wrist) injury?

How often to use DMSO for a tendon (hand/wrist) injury?

3 time a day at 1st: Dmso is a very safe agent that often reduces pain and inflammation when applied topically. Once absorbed it's metabolized into msm, also anti-inflammatory. While there's not much research it's reasonable to try. For guidelines ; other suggestions see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/id/qaa123924 also see http://www.Dailymile.Com/blog/health/dmso-the-best-injury-treatment-youve-never-heard-of. ...Read more

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My daughter has complained of wrist/ hand pain 4 couple of weeks our gp checked and said it was bruised tendon but 2nite she says it's painfull agAin ?

My daughter has complained of wrist/ hand pain 4 couple of weeks our gp checked and said it was bruised tendon but 2nite she says it's painfull agAin ?

Be seen again: If there is any history of trauma to the wrist and no initial xray was done that should be done now. It is possible to have a hairline fracture that does not cause any swelling or bruising at the site. Even if it would have the potential to heal on its own it is not likely that a child would be keeping it immobilized on their own. ...Read more

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Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

Hand injury i was recently in a accident where my hand and wrist were cut open severing the tendons muscles and legaments away from the bone of my thumb. And now I have little use of my hand. How long does an injury like this take to heal and how much of

This : This sounds like a very serious injury. If you are unable to use your hand or move your finger that may mean that the ligaments or tendons were severely damaged, this may not heal on it's own. Please see your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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