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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?

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

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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?

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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Would a tens machine help a torn tendon repair itself?

Would a tens machine help a torn tendon repair itself?

No: That will not happen. Consider prolotherapy or platelet or stem cell therapies for healing. ...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 does a torn tendon feel like?

Pain: Pain and inability to move the joint that it crosses. ...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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What is the treatment for torn ligaments and a torn tendon?

Torn ligament/tendon: It depends on the location. Some tendon or ligament injuries heal with nonoperative treatment and time, some heal with splinting and therapy, some require surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play sports with a torn tendon?

Depends: Which tendon and can it be protected during play in the sport? ...Read more

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How long for a torn tendon to heal, if ever?

They heal: I have found 6-8 weeks around the sametime it takes for bone to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a torn tendon?

Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a partially torn tendon?

How long will it take to heal a partially torn tendon?

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

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What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

What can I do for a torn tendon in my left foot?

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

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What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of quadriceps tendon rupture?

Knee won't straighte: If you can't straighten out your knee the tendon tore and it needs to be reconnected surgically. ...Read more

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Is walking good for someone with a torn tendon in knee?

Is walking good for someone with a torn tendon in knee?

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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What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Tendon tear: If it is a horizontal tear, surgical repair is appropriate. If it is a split tear in the tendon, immobilization and physical therapy can heal the injury. We also use platelet rich plasma injections to facilitate healing of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

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

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I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

I have to have surgery to repair a torn tendon in my finger. How long would this take?

Outpatient.: The surgery is probably outpatient, and should take an hour or so, depending on how much work the surgeon needs to do. The healing and rehab will take 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Hi had surgery for torn tendon in March this year have gone over on my ankle cant weight bear could I have retorn it?

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

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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

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I have a broken finger with a torn tendon. What happens during the surgery?

I have a broken finger with a torn tendon. What happens during the surgery?

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

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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?

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?

Have it evaluated.: It is common for one to experience pain for several months following an ankle injury. An MRI may be of benefit in diagnosing your pathology. ...Read more

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A cast, splinting, ACE 1 arthrogram hasn't helped my metacarpal out for 3 months. I've seen an ortho 3x. What could this be? A torn tendon/something

Ligament injury: Hard to say what is going on from your complaint. Overuse tendinitis is a possibility. If your ortho doc is not sure what is causing your pain ask about seeing a hand surgeon. ...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