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Doctor insights on: What Vitamins Are Good To Strengthen Ligaments Tendons

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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


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What is the best recommended vitamin that helps support muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve conduct?

What is the best recommended vitamin that helps support muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve conduct?

Generic answer: The basic vitamins that seem to have most to do with neuromuscular function include many of the b complex especially b-12, b-1, b-6 and folate. Vitamin d levels are best kept in the high normal range. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for ligament damage?

What are the best vitamins for ligament damage?

Many can help: Important nutrients include vitamin c, b6, b12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see
http://www. Terrytalksnutrition. Com/weekly-articles/2010/10-01/stay-connected-healthy-ligaments-and-tendons/
the Amino Acids proline and lysine can also help, as can msm.
Homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav).
Some advise taking collagen.
An anti-inflammatory diet should also help: see http://bit. Ly/1awxd11. ...Read more

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Which vitamins/ nutrients are most highly recommended for healthy muscles and ligaments?

Which vitamins/ nutrients are most highly recommended for healthy muscles and ligaments?

I don't know: I am not sure that it has been proven that nutrients are good. There are many in the market and many claim miracles and good results. Look at the reports of those results, I don t thing you will find that asnwer there. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin deficiency cause tendon problems?

Can a vitamin deficiency cause tendon problems?

Possibly but...: Tendon problems are usually caused by strains/sprains/repetitive use but certain nutrients are involved in tendon health. If you have tendon problems it may help to take vitamin c, manganese, zinc and the Amino Acids proline and lysine. Anti-inflammatory herbs like curcumin & homeopathic ointments like traumeel may also help. ...Read more

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

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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Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Is there anyway to strengthen tendons and ligaments after straining them multiple times?

Rubber bands: Yes! Has a lot to do with consistent, daily stretching, in an attempt to regain some range of motion and tendon/ ligament healing. ...Read more

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How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

No: You cannot strengthen ligaments. If you are " loose jointed" it's usually inherited. You can strengthen the tendons about your hand (extensor and flexor) most easily by squeezing a ' grip' ball or a grip- strengthening device. ...Read more

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Are ligaments, tendons, and fasciae all kinds of connective tissue?

Are ligaments, tendons, and fasciae all kinds of connective tissue?

Yes!: They are tissues that in children and adults are composed of collagen and some elastin. Children have more type 3 collagen, and in adults it is more type 1. As collagen ages, more cross-links form, limiting flexibility and stretch as we age. The three connective tissues you identify, have different collagen and elastin arrays, and are very avascular, compared to muscle, slowing healing time. ...Read more

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Does an MRI show damage to tendons and ligaments?

Does an MRI show damage to tendons and ligaments?

Yes: Mri is an excellent imaging test to demonstrate damage to tendons and ligaments among other structures. ...Read more

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Can a tendon injury or a ligament injury heal faster?

Can a tendon injury or a ligament injury heal faster?

Normally: A tendon injury will heal faster, but this depends on which muscles or tendons, as blood flow differs in different areas, as well as stresses and specific use injuries. As a very vague, quick answer, I would most likely say tendon as they more often have better blood flow. ...Read more

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How can torn ligaments and ruptured tendons heal wrong?

How can torn ligaments and ruptured tendons heal wrong?

Depends: There is a big difference between ligaments and tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones, if certain tendons are torn they need to be treated surgically (achilles, biceps, rotator cuff). Ligaments are the ropes that connect bones to bones, many times these heal on their own. ...Read more

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Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Tendon: Tendons have clear indications for immediate reconstruction and care. Ligament injuries are not visualized on x-ray, and are usually not treated in cases of fracture. If you have persistent myofascial pain or instability from injury seek a physician who has learned prolotherapy techniques for rehabilitation. Also, anti-inflamatory medicines taken for injury block ligaments from "self healing". ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a dislocation with possible ligament or tendon tears?

Is it your first: If it is trauma your chance of conservative care and a good response are good
if this is the second time it is another story
if the first episode is in your teens and there is a recurrence that has the worst prognosis

mri can show if the labrum and capsule have been torn. ...Read more

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Can I still get reconstructive surgery on torn ligaments and tendons I tore 4 years ago?

Repair tendons: You can always repair your tendons and ligaments but the effectiveness will depend on where they are located and if the local muscles are still functioning. ...Read more

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What kind of conditions/deficiencies result in poor healing in tendons/ligaments, or suspectability to injury?

Here's a few: Poor nutrition or use of steroids will lead to poor healing. Overexercise or stress to limbs and joints without proper preparation, such as strength training and appropriate warm up, can also lead to injury. Also, some chronic disease processes, such as diabetes, can make one susceptible to injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the tendon or ligament called that is under (not behind) your kneecap, and what is the nerve test called where they hit that with a hammer?

What's the tendon or ligament called that is under (not behind) your kneecap, and what is the nerve test called where they hit that with a hammer?

Patellar ligament: The test is called the patellar reflex or knee jerk, one of several deep tendon reflexes normally tested during physical examination. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do ligaments and tendons require blood supply?

Yes: In order to survive they blood vessels that carry the blood for them. ...Read more

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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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How to know if you have broken tendon or ligament?

How to know if you have broken tendon or ligament?

Function loss, defor: Most tendons perform a specified function. Loss of that function or deformity of the associated joint is likely the first indication of tendon or ligament injury. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat loose ligaments and tendons?

Strengthen muscles: You can't alter the tension in the ligaments around a joint without surgery. You can however optimize the function of the surrounding muscles or dynamic stabilizers of the joint. This, for example, is the initial approach in someone who has an inherently loose shoulder (loose ligaments without tearing) and is often successfull. ...Read more

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Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue, right?

Yes: Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. And fascia surrounds muscle groups. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more