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What is the best way to heal the torn tendons around my left shoulder?

What is the best way to heal the torn tendons around my left shoulder?

Repair Lg cuff tears: If you are referring to having torn your rottor cuff tendons, a surgical repair may be warranted, especially if two or more tendons are involved, and/or retracted away from the normal attachments. ...Read more

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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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What is the best method to heal nerve damage in my wrist?

What is the best method to heal nerve damage in my wrist?

Surgery: Best option is surgery if you have not had symptoms for long time. Time damages the nerve and once the nerve is liberated it starts to heal, to a certain degree depending upon the damaged he endured while trapped in the wrist. ...Read more

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How bad is cutting the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm?

How bad is cutting the tendon connecting the bicep to the forearm?

Traumatically?: There may be surgiacl procedures in which this is done and then repaired or not. If the tendon is cut traumatically the function of the arm will be compromised if not repaired. It is better to do this sooner than later. ...Read more

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I pulled my tendon in my shoulder. What is the best way to treat this?

I pulled my tendon in my shoulder. What is the best way to treat this?

Rotator Cuff: The rotator cuff tendon is a major stabilizer of the shoulder joint especially with lifting and overhead activity. Treatment is dependent upon how large the tear is and how much weakness and pain your are having. Initial treatment may consist of rest and range of motion exercises. Severe tears may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

What is the best exercise to strengthen the muscles around a previously dislocated shoulder?

It depends....: There are many exercises that can strengthening the muscles of the shoulder after a dislocation. However, these exercises may depend on the type of dislocation (anterior vs. Posterior), as well as if there were any other injuries (nerve entrapment, tears, etc.) best to consult with your family or sports medicine doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or physical therapist for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Trying my best to keep my torn 1st rib ligament from moving so it will heal. Is there any benefit to not moving the arm much on the affected side?

No: Actually, it is helpful to maintain a good range of motion so the surrounding muscles and ligaments do not tighten up on you. It should heal just fine. ...Read more

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I injuured my foot the bone on the right side of my left foot that connects to the big toe is red and swollen what's the fastest way to recover for mma?

I injuured my foot the bone on the right side of my left foot that connects to the big toe is red and swollen what's the fastest way to recover for mma?

RICE: The standard treatment for acute injuries is: rest- stay off your foot as much as possible, ice- ice the area 20-30 min 2-3 times a day, compression- use an ace wrap to reduce swelling and limit movement, elevation- elevation above your heart often. Best to have it evaluated for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Dr l. ...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 twisted my wriest and torn a ligament on the right side my hand and dislocated the bone attached to it will it heal with out surgery?

I twisted my wriest and torn a ligament on the right side my hand and dislocated the bone attached  to it will it heal with out surgery?

Maybe: Difficult answer as it could go either way. Even if the bones are all back in perfect position, sometimes it will not heal completely. This is best determined by close follow up with an orthopedic surgeon, preferrably a hand specialist. Best not to chance it on your own. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal tenosynovitis in both of my thumbs?

What is the best way to heal tenosynovitis in both of my thumbs?

Tenosynovitis: Nsaids can calm pain & inflammation, but determining the cause is path to possible cure. What activities cause flare-ups? Orthopedic specialist or physiatrist may be able to help u determine cause & offer suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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What is the best thing i can do to treat a sprained ligament on the inside of my ankle?

What is the best thing i can do to treat a sprained ligament on the inside of my ankle?

More serious: The ligaments on the inside of the ankle are much stronger than those on the outside. It would be prudent to have an X-ray to make sure there was no bony damage. In the meantime, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are standard treatments. You may need to wear a boot or a brace depending on severity. ...Read more

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I strained ligaments in my knee is the top half of the leg above the knee supposed to get stiff?

I strained ligaments in my knee is the top half of the leg above the knee supposed to get stiff?

Happens often: It is common for the leg to get stiff when you have had an injury to it in some way. Use warm compresses or soak in a warm tub. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I damaged cartilage in knee. What are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?

I damaged cartilage in knee. What are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?

Depends: Cartilage can either be the surface of the bone which doesn't heal wlell or the meniscus that heals well but only at its periphery. Some meniscus tears need surgery if they cause locking or catching in the knee. ...Read more

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

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 stretch my rectus femoris?

What is the best way to stretch my rectus femoris?

2 joint muscle: The rectus femoris starts at the top of the hip bone and ends below the knee. You use it to lift your leg (for example when taking a step up) and to straighten your knee. Since it crosses two joints, the hip needs to be extended and the knee bent to stretch it. The best method depends on your current fitness level and activities. It is best to have an athletic trainer/ physical therapist show you. ...Read more

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I injured a knee ligament on the inside of the leg about 6 months ago. Is the pain ever going to go completely away? I want the ligament to heal. What

I injured a knee ligament on the inside of the leg about 6 months ago. Is the pain ever going to go completely away? I want the ligament to heal. What

Yes: This needs to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. For a sprained mcl pain should be gone in about 6 weeks. Since yours has persisted may be other problems. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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What is the way to strengthen the tendons and ligaments..? i am an athlete..

Tendon strength: Hello: The quick answer is tendons and ligaments cannot be strengthened like muscles. The amount of collagen fibers in each tendon remains consistent regardless of the amount of muscle increase that occurs from exercise. Ligaments are the same story in that amount of fibers tissue remains consistent regardless of the amount of exercise placed on a joint. Best Regards. Dr. Reed ...Read more

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What could cause the area around my ankle bone, malleolus to hurt all the time?

What could cause the area around my ankle bone, malleolus to hurt all the time?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

It depends...: ...On the type of injury. To start with try: rice...Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Otc pain meds should be considered, follow the dose on the bottle. There are many possibilities if it is not getting better with initial conservative treatment. If your need is bad enough and limiting your daily activities or prolonged then you need to see your pcp or an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...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