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Torn Tendon In Wrist Symptoms
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi had surgery for torn tendon in March this year have gone over on my ankle cant weight bear could I have retorn it?
Possible, the -: -only way 2 find out is 2 B Cn by Ur surgeon again 4 hands on eval & possible images. ...Read more
I have a torn tendon on the bottom of my elbow plus cartilage and ligament damage which is very painful. How is it ever going to get better?
Surgery: Most tendon ruptures require surgical repair because of the deformity that occurs within the tendon structure just prior its failure ie. Rupture. It's called plastic deformation and the tendon changes are not reversible. Ultimate tensile failure is the term for tendon rupture when the forces exceed the strength of the tendon fibers. ...Read more
They get fixed!: Surgery for torn tendons and fractured bones repairs the damages. You will probably get immobilized and need physical therapy once cleared by your surgeon. Bones get fixed by either pins or plates and screws to hold the pieces together, allowing movement before it gets stiff. Stitches are used to repair cut tendons, which allow scar tissue to fully heal the tendon edges. Good luck. ...Read more
See a Dr.: For the injury you describe you need professional treatment. ...Read more
If I had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?
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