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Torn Tendon In Forearm Symptoms
Out of cast after 4 weeks (long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon
Can be expected --:
Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well.
Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more
I'm 24 years old my left distal bicep tendon rupture popeye about a year ago I lost strength in my left arm with surgery will I regain my strength?
You could: Tendon needs reattachment other wise will not improve strength and also can develop atrophy see an orthopedic doc. ...Read more
Depends upon: Where it is but pain, loss of motions, decreased power, swelling, balck and blue are all suspect for an acute tear. A chronic tear may feel different and just show up as swollen tissue followed by a change in motion that may not be noted right away, if one suspects a tron or ruptured tendon it is importnat to seek treatment as acute repair may be indicated and it may not be even a few week s later ...Read more
What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?
If it is not a vest-: -igeal tendon such as Palmaris longus, poplitious in the hand & lower leg, they R usually functional and need repair acutely, or if long standing tendon transfers & grafts can B done. ...Read more
Feels good: But, I don't see how it will help the tendon heal. Ideally, you would want to make sure both of the torn ends are placed back together if possible. There are other repair methods in case the tendon has retracted but this is something you need to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more
Which tendon?: It sounds like you need a minimum of a splint, but possiblly a cast or surgery (if conservative treatment fails or major structure is damaged). Ot or pt also may be necessary. I would recommend you consult an orthopedic hand surgeon. In the meanwhile, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are key. ...Read more
Diet is: Very important for wound healing. I suggest you discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
No: They are different anatomical structures. Tendons are the part of the muscle that attach to the bones, the muscle portion is their "belly". Ligaments are soft tissue structures that can prevent tendons from bowstringing or help stabilize certain bones. ...Read more
Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more
See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...Read more
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
I have a torn tendon in my hip. I have done some physical thep. But that dies not seento doing much. What do you think about actumpture. Or what would?
About 6 weeks: The answer varies depending upon the actual degree of tendon torn since a partial tear covers everything from a very minimal tear to a significant partial tear that may act more like a full thickness tear. Six weeks is a good number to remember realizing it could be less for a minimal tear. A significnat partial tendon tear may actually require surgical intervention, so check with your docotr. ...Read more
Pretty much: This is the general idea, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Knee won't straighte: If you can't straighten out your knee the tendon tore and it needs to be reconnected surgically. ...Read more
Yes, but...: In general, a low impact activity that does not aggravate your symptoms is good for you. This does depend on which tendon is torn and if you have an unstable knee. If there is any instability, a brace should help you to walk comfortably until you are strong enough to go without it. Physical therapy can help maximize strength of surrounding muscles to compensate for the injured one. ...Read more
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