Tendon Injury

Tendons are fibrous connective tissue that binds the muscles to the bones. It helps in movement by pulling the bone when muscles contract. Tendon injury occurs as a result of slight tears that occurred over a period of time. The minute tears are due to overuse or repetitive action. Aged people and sportspersons are mostly affected. It causes pain in movement, stiffness, swelling, etc. Minor injuries can be treated by resting the area with the help of a brace, sling, or splint, applying ice packs, and taking NSAIDs. For major ruptures, surgeries or casting are required.

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Why do I have pain in my second toe while pushing down on the ground?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pain in my second toe on my right foot. There is no swelling, bruising or discoloration. It does not hurt when walking or anything. It only hurts when being pushed down. For example, when I have to sit down on my knees that toe has a sharp pain when being pushed down on the ground...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is most likely a tendon or ligament problem, probably injury unknowingly likely during sleep. It should resolve within a week. You should get prescribed tablet Naproxen 250 mg two times a day along with some antacid like tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast once a d...  Read Full »

What is trigger finger caused by?

Query: Hello doctor, I have my finger pain for few months, especially on the left hand of the ring finger. It becomes stiff also a bit like a trigger finger. I have pains, usually in the morning or when I wake up after a short or long sleep. When I fold the finger, the pain is not exactly in the joints of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your history and symptoms, it is definitely a trigger finger. With symptoms of almost 1-year duration, it better to go for trigger release, or else if you want to try, you can try local steroid injection and percutaneous release. But better is the first opti...  Read Full »

I am unable to move my right arm shoulder joint pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I pulled some heavy object very hard using my right hand. Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint. Also, I am having difficulty in moving that arm. I have my exams coming up. I want to know what can be done now.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Vijaykishor Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I need to know a few things before answering your question. Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time difference between it? What activity provocates your pain? If it is coming once per day on heavy ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for swelling and bruising caused by gymnastics?

Query: Hi doctor, I did some gymnastics on the trampoline and landed on it funny. Then, it started to hurt painfully. Now, it has bruised and swollen. I can only bend it backwards and not forward. Could you please help me?  Read Full »


Dr. Srikanth Nara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The image you sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows that there is a bruise over the metacarpophalangeal joint that is at the base of your fingers. You might not be able to move it in all directions because of hematoma in that region or some tendon o...  Read Full »

Will caving in of biceps occur due to tendon rupture or tendonitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Last night I worked out my arms, mainly my biceps and today I woke up and noticed that the upper region of my biceps has caved-in a little. It seems like it has changed its shape slightly. It does not look like a popeye. There is no constant pain, but I do get a dull pain when I firml...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have received your query and have gone through your physical findings and my diagnosis and treatment advice regarding this would be as follows. You said that previous night you have worked out your arms, the next day you had pain in anterior shoulder, and pain is ...  Read Full »

Please explain my MRI findings for right shoulder pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my right shoulder probably because of my sporting activities or weight training. The doctor ordered an MRI and I got it done. I want to check if there are any findings.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your MRI report. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). 1. There is a partial thickness tear involving the anterior and mid fibers of the distal supraspinatus tendon over the humerus head and can be seen to be prominent along the bursal surface of...  Read Full »

Is it possible for a tendon to swell and heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, Will extensor tendon disruption heal on its own? If so, how long will it take? Is it possible for a tendon to swell? If so, does it heal on its own and how long will it take?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Complete disruption of tendons needs surgical repair in most locations (Tendoachilles is an exception) to regain function. These tendons tend to spring back and usually do not heal till the edges are brought back and held in place surgically. The ends if not b...  Read Full »

I am not able to walk properly since a bus ran over my foot. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to walk properly since a bus ran over my foot. Please help. I am attaching an x-ray of the foot.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerpal Singh Uppal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems to be fine, but it is not clear. So, consult a traumatologist or radiologist with a clear picture. And your medical history lacks complete information. However, limp after a trauma could be caused by dislo...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling eight months after impact injury to ankle?

Query: Hello doctor,Impact injury to right ankle eight months ago, still painful and gets swollen. MRI was done on it. I am 20 years old, 158 cm, and 52 kg. All healthy apart from this. My daily medication is 20 mg Fluoxetine.  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI scan does not show any area of strain or gross musculotendinous injury. Keep it elevated as much as possible. Apply Aircast ankle Sturrup orthosis (you can wear shoes over it too). Apply ice thrice daily for two days. I suggest the following medicines: Tablet...  Read Full »

Please comment if my RTA injury is a permanent one.

Query: Hello doctor, I had an injury in an automobile accident. Please address if this is a permanent injury. I have an MRI and medical examination. Since the accident, I can no longer sleep on the left side or use the left arm under normal conditions without pain.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the six attachments including the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI showed the presence of a partial thickness tear high-grade or tendonitis. This normally results in a painful elevation of the shoulder above...  Read Full »

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