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See you doctor: Medications known as beta blockers have been used successfully for this disorder. ...Read more
Hi I may need tensor tympani surgery and I am scared of having pain after the surgery, can you tell me what type of recovery I can expect?
Pain control: There usually is not a great dal of pain after this type of surgery - but the good news is that there are strong pain medicines that can control your pain fully during the recovery. Most people don't need them for long, but tell your doctor about your fears and rest assured there are good ways to control your pain if you do experience it. ...Read more
Both my tensor fasciae latae muscles are so short, and I'm not having any Luck stretching them like there's to many trigger points.
Yes: The tensor tympani tendon can be cut by an otologic surgeon under local anesthesia or with sedation. This is a fairly easy procedure. There is one pitfall and that is you may become more sensitive to loud sounds. But myoclonus of the middle ear muscle (s) can be very annoying and if persistent, surgery can be very beneficial. ...Read more
Acquired skill: This muscle is commonly used in clearing blocked ears when you yawn. It is possible for someone to learn to selectively use this muscle. ...Read more
I have tensor tympani syndrome & it's very annoying! I'm a musician, so I'm leary about surgery, but what would you suggest?
See your doctor: Medications known as beta blockers have been used successfully, see your doctor. ...Read more
I’ve been diagnosed by a specialist with Tensor Tympani Myoclonus. Due to the extreme rarity I am unable to get much medical advice if you can help.
The tensor tympani: Is a tiny muscle in the middle ear. Myoclonus means the muscle is in spasm, contracting frequently, up to 100 times/minute. Sometimes it is heard by other people. You are right...is IS rare. It is speculated that it is caused by stress and anxious anticipation of loud noises such as artillery fire. Treatments include relaxation and anxiety reduction/meds, along with hypnosis, acupuncture, biofeedback ...Read more
Hi, I'm 23 years old and I practice bodybuilding. During a session of "Sumo Squat", I felt a pain in tensor fasciae latae in the right thigh.
My cast is hurting my broken ankle small break should I remove and put on tensor bandage and stay off it?
SEE Dr put it on: You should see the person to put it on so it can takecorrecting action. Without seen the fx I can not make recomendations for you to take it off. ...Read more
I fell and hurt my knee. It was swelling and it hurt so I put it up, wrapped it in a tensor bandage and iced it. Should I wear the tensor to bed?
Usually not: This is usually not necessary. The downside of the bandage is that it may impede proper venous (blood) drainage from your leg leading to swelling. At night, you may not realize this is happening. ...Read more
Broke ankle thru. 2plates, 14 screws. 13 days cast and stitches removed. Sent home in tensor bandage. Is that normal?
Ankle fracture: Usually for an operated fractured ankle, there needs to be outside stability as well as internal stability around the fracture. This means a splint/cast until fracture healing is deemed satisfactory. It is different for all patients. If your physician felt your ankle fracture has healed satisfactorily enough, then it may be "normal". Please post more details if questions. Hope I helped! ...Read more
I have a microfracture cuboid & cuneiform but it wasn't diagnosed for 2 months. 2 weeks tensor I walked on it & boot for 6 weeks not healing now what?
Non-Healed fx: You may need additional immobilization (longer time in the boot.) I would go to a podiatrist and see if they can recommend whether conservative vs. Surgical intervention would better suit you. ...Read more
Ear myoclonus: I would discuss with your Dr. Or we can chat. Complex issue. ...Read more
Could beta blockers be a potential treatment for Tensor Tympani Myoclonus? I am too sedated from the Benzo’s
Pulled muscle in my upper arm. Should I wrap it with a tensor bandage to add some support and/or a little pressure, and should I ice or heat it?
Timing is important: If your injury is within 48 hrs, ice & bandage it -- do not heat, to minimize swelling/injury. After 48 hrs, it doesn't matter, but heat would be preferable after 48 hrs to improve blood flow to area, help healing. Compression with a bandage is not needed unless there is swelling to be prevented. ...Read more
Why are the muscles of the middle ear (the stapedius and tensor tympani) geared to dampen your own sounds?
See below: So as not to damage the drum by excessive vibration. ...Read more
Dr said ice, elevation, movement, tensor, for swollen knee. Now have swollen ankles too but the RICE isn't helping it. Advice?
I've been getting brain zaps w/ a single pulse sensation throughout body & tensor tympani spasm, all from what seems to be a change in eye focus. Why?
Brain zaps: There are many possibilities including side effects of the medication you are on. Call your doctor for an appointment to search for the cause. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more