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Doctor insights on: Torn Tendon In Wrist Symptoms

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Went to the dr about my wrist, I have a torn tendon?

Went to the dr about my wrist, I have a torn tendon?

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

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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Hand injury in may diagnosed as a bruise a few months later diagnosed as torn tendon still very painful how long does it take to heal?

Hand injury in may diagnosed as a bruise a few months later diagnosed as torn tendon still very painful how long does it take to heal?

If it is a tendon: it may take months to heal, provided you have adequate brace to support it while it does. Tendons are notoriously slow things to heal because of the poor blood supply to them. If you are sure it is not completely torn through and require surgery to tack it back. Keep a close relationship with your Hand Orthopedist while it heals. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my wrist. What can I do to decrease my chances of a tendon rupture?

I have tendonitis in my wrist. What can I do to decrease my chances of a tendon rupture?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis of the wrist can usually be treated conservatively with the following: 1) decreasing volume and intensity of activities involving the wrist 2) wearing a protective splint 3) initiating physical therapy or directed exercises for rehabilitation 4) taking anti-inflammatory medications. Tendon rupture would be a rare occurrence in this setting. All the best! ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of a torn tendon?

What are some symptoms of a torn tendon?

Pain: Pain, swelling, inability to move a particular muscle or moving it but not thru full range of motion. Tendons can be completely torn but don't have to. Sometimes they are partially torn and sometimes they can have longitudinal tears. The different types of tears will be treated differently. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

What is the difference between a strained tendon and a torn tendon of the inner ankle? Difference in symptoms n treatment methods?

See below: A strained tendon is just that, it has been stretched passed its normal length. Atorn tendon is an actual tear in the body of the tendon. Symptoms are similiar, swelling pain, instabitlity. Treatments are similar with rest and immobilization and possible surgery. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a torn tendon?

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

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Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

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

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Are there any supplements you can take for a torn tendon?

Are there any supplements you can take for a torn tendon?

Not really: The supplements are adjunctive therapy to having the tendon repaired. So for example, they might help reduce inflammation after the tendon was repaired or help with wound healing but won't actually help the tendons repair themselves. Please consult a doctor. ...Read more

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What is done for a torn tendon?

If the Tendon: Is ruptured it may require surgery. If a partial tear you may need to be casted. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of a tendon rupture?

Pain weakness: Tendons are attached to muscles. Usually it's the muscle that tears. Either way you lose strength and motion in the effected joint. ...Read more

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Can accupincture alone cure a torn tendon?

Can accupincture alone cure a torn tendon?

NO: can help the pain the tendon may require a more "traditional" approach! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

Is a pulled ligament and a torn tendon the same?

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

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

How painful is having repair for a torn tendon in your ankle?

See below: Depending on the procedure performed it is probably less painful then walking on the injury. ...Read more

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How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

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

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My friend will have surgery to fix a torn tendon in his leg. How long should it take to recover?

Depends: On the tendon and type of repair. Probably looking at at least several months. Physical therapy at the appropriate point of healing process will help. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It take a while : To heal about 6-8 weeks , keep on doing stretching exercises and stretching exercises. Acupuncture relief pain so if that what you want to try it no harm from it. ...Read more

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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