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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...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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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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Is there a tendon or ligament that runs from front of ankle to top of foot on little toe side? Doc gave me a brace, but no diagnosis. Don't understand

Is there a tendon or ligament that runs from front of ankle to top of foot on little toe side? Doc gave me a brace, but no diagnosis. Don't understand

Brace Yourself.: Actually, there are several tendons that course in that direction. The only realistic solution is to call the doctor and ask him the question. You might ask just how the brace is going to help you. ...Read more

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Injured tendons/muscles on top of foot. ER doctor placed brace, gave meds and made appt with podiatrist. Foot is hot/very painful with brace. Normal?

Are you sure??: When a 55 year old male is experiencing a very hot and painful foot, one should consider gout involvement, especially if the injury is questionable. All soft tissue injuries can become warm, swollen and painful, but usually respond to immobilization. The inflammation from gout will get worse with the compression offered by the brace. Just a thought. ...Read more

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Are there foot tendon repair medications?

Are there foot tendon repair medications?

No: There are no medications. Tendons either heal on their own or are surgically repaired. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a foot tendon injury to heal?

Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to promote healing. A peroneal brevis tendonitis that is treated early can "heal" in a few weeks. A tear of the peroneal longus may take 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more

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Hello, can MRI shows foot tendon injury or maybe usg will be better to this? Regards mariusz

Hello, can MRI shows foot tendon injury or maybe usg will be better to this? Regards mariusz

MRI best: Mri can show tendon damage with great reliability. A skilled ultrasound operator can also see many tendons in the foot, when torn or swollen. Ultrasound is definitely gaining popularity due to low cost compared to mri, by quality is very dependent on who is doing, and reading the test. It is also limited to areas of the body that are not blocked by bones, or other structures that block the waves. ...Read more

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I have pain in the foot tendon that goes up the back of the lower leg to the inside of the upper leg. What is it?

Achillis tendonitis: The pain you are describing involves the achilles tendon and the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle. Pain can be from inflammation or a tear. I suggest you seek medical attention before a more serious problem occurs. ...Read more

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