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Torn Extensor Tendon In Foot
Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?
Snapping tendon: It is possible that over time, the bony callous (thickened area) will consolidate and remodel so that it is thinner, and at that point, the tendon may not snap over it. Time will tell. ...Read more
I have subluxing extensor tendon in left foot close to 5th met. Causes popping/snapping whenever foot moves. Doc recommended surgery. Is it necessary?
Hard 2 answer-: -since we R not able 2 exam the foot or look @ the images. Follow Ur orthopedic surgeons rec, or get 2nd opinion if uncomfortable with Ur surgeons opinion. ...Read more
Extensor tendons in foot sublux/snapping over bones. Torn ext. retinaculum no surgeon will replace. Any brace (non AFO) to hold tendons in place?
Retinaculum: Unfortunately the extensor retinaculum is the housing complex for the tendons. Keep looking for a surgeon to repair. A brace will help short term, but not long term. ...Read more
I am a professional pitcher and i was recently diagnosed after my MRI with a tear in my common extensor tendon. Where is that and how can I rehab it?
Elbow: The common extensor tendon attaches to the side of the elbow. This injury is also called tennis elbow. Since you are a professional athlete treatment will differ from standard of care as peak performance is a must. A good team including physical rehabilitation, sports medicine and orthopedic physicians can design a plan of care that optimizes the level of performance you need. Best of luck! ...Read more
Today woke-pain top foot feel misaligned. Barely weight bear- Loud snapping and severe pain-passed out. Subluxed extensor tendons snapping back?
Peroneal tendons subluxing. Extensor retinaculum repair just failed. Cavus foot from CS. Can both retinacula (2) & cavus be fixed at once? Techniques?
Yes: the cavus is the bone position typically as in your condition at the heel. A bone cut can be made to align the heel. The retinacular repair can be done at the same time. ...Read more
Could a deep cut on the volar side of the thumb cut the extensor tendon while leaving the flexor tendon intact?
I snapped the extensor tendon on my pinky finger, I have splinted it for 8 weeks and it is still tender and swollen, is this normal?
Hard to say.: Did you get it x-rayed? Sometimes an initial x-ray does not show a fracture, and it may not be evident on x-ray until a week later. Be sure to get checked again, though. You should be much better than you were the first week or so, if not, something else could be going on. ...Read more
I got an MRI after cutting the top part of my thumb. The report said that the extensor tendon was not visualized. Y would that be? Referred to surgeon
Varied: There are a number of possibilities. To be honest, after such an injury, a good exam is much more useful than an mri. The two main reasons it would not be seen is if it was cut and retracted into your hand, or of there was enough soft tissue injury and swelling that it was there but could not be visualized. Again, the results of an exam would tell me more than an mri. Thanks. ...Read more
Is it normal to immobilise my hand and my fingers for 4 weeks after surgery for Extensor Tendon Repair ( 2 3 and 4 fingers)?
Yes it is: Yes it takes 4-6 weeks for soft tissue to heal and hence the need to immobilize. ...Read more
I dislocated my extensor tendon in my foot (snapping tendon). Dr said surgery is really the only treatment. If I don't do it, will it get worse?
Sorry, but yes - it will get worse.
Please follow your Surgeon's advice - you will be more pleased than you imagine! ...Read more
Recently posted about extensor tendon injury. Just woke up from sleep with a severe sharp, burning, gnawing pain in my hand and knuckles. Is serious?
Unlikely: If this is the first time this has happenned prob. Nothing to worry about. If u have stiffness and pain in knuckle joints of hand more frequently, esp in am, u may want to see a rheumatologist ...Read more
I had a de Quervain's release 20 days ago. I have pain around my extensor tendon at base of index finger t. Worse when I make a fist with bended elbow?
Most likely inflamed: The tendon could be inflamed from the anestetic which they give around the wrist for the procedure or from some of the blood from the release.Either reason would be expected to resove with time.You should discuss this with your surgeon so he can properly evaluate it. ...Read more
I punched a wall a week ago. The doctor said i did not fracture my metacarpal. I'm still having a lot of pain and the extensor tendon curves sideways. What should I do?
Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?
Joint problems: It sounds like you have both knee and ankle problems, and when you have serious enough ankle joint problems, it is not uncommon to cause problems one major joint away - in the knee. If you haven't already had advice from your orthopedist, you need to discuss how stable the knee is since the ankle surgery. Weight-bearing is a good sign of joint instability- I suggest you see your ortho right away ...Read more
The reason To:
Take care of something is to ensure the condition does not worsen.
Example: a strained posterior tibial tendon in a person with a flatfoot could potentially be devastating if not treated. ...Read more
That would depend on: How bad the strain was. Usually, for the most part these are not dangerous injuries but more annoyances that you can't do what you want. Rest, ice, or heat after the first 48 hours are good. You can brace or wrap the injured region. ...Read more
Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise.Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more
If its torn:
I would see a foot doc for further evil and treatment. If function is lost, repair of the tendon may be a consideration. If a longitudinal treat is present immobilization is recommended.
Depending on your level of activity, a decision between conservative and surgical management will need to be made. ...Read more
See apodiatrist: You need an evaluation and treatment for your foot. ...Read more
See a doctor: You will get a proper evaluation and a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes further testing is necessary. Is range of motion limited or very painful? These are often noted, however, a tear is not necessarily present with these symptoms. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read more
Depends on the dance: Chances are, you will not be successful in classical ballet, wherein the pointe position requires an intact foot structure. There are a number of folk dances, even some irish clogging dances, which might work for you with the right shoes. Slow dancing (with the right partner) should work just fine! ...Read more