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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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Is surgery needed for swelling and hematoma after an injury?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been three weeks after falling from a height on a straightened dorsally bent palm. Considerable swelling and hematoma appeared near the anatomical snuffbox and on the elbow. The doctor diagnosed a scaphoid fracture and suspects damage to triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC),...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Based on your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there is no fracture of the scaphoid bone. There is soft tissue contusion in the lateral part of the wrist and is extending to the palm...  Read Full »

I have discomfort in my knee and elbows. Is it tendinosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have discomfort in the knees and elbow joints. My bilateral X-ray knees reveal no bony or articular abnormality. However, mild swelling of the distal right quadriceps tendon compared to the left side on lateral view may suggest tendinosis. X-ray and ultrasound of the elbow show modera...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your reports are normal (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identities) for most of the values parameter except for the androgen studies report. What is your primary question? Is it about discomfort in the knees...  Read Full »

I had tendon repair surgery. Please review my MRI reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent quadriceps tendon repair surgery last year. After that, as per the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding, I developed patchy marrow edema in the patella and lateral femoral condyle. However, MRI does not mention articular cartilage damage, chondromalacia patella, or art...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. So I went through your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and made additional observations. 1. There is evidence of thinning and irregularity of the patella...  Read Full »

I feel severe pain in my arm after the biceps and triceps workout. Kindly help.

Query: Hi, I cannot straighten my arm after last day's biceps and triceps workout. I just started and only felt pain in my left hand. The pain feels like my bicep is getting torn. The pain is getting unbearable. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can either be a muscle strain or a tendon tear. Try and control your pain with the below medicines. If it still pains, then you will require a clinical examination. It would help if you took the following tablets: Consult your doctor before taking the medication. ...  Read Full »

Could you suggest some medications, ointment, and physiotherapy for tendinopathy or tendinosis?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly suggest some medications, and ointments for tendinopathy or tendinosis, along with physiotherapy to reduce the swelling in the knees and elbow joints. Blood test reports were negative for rheumatoid, autoimmune disease, and inflammatory markers, and the ESR is normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you please send a picture of your knees and elbow? Thank you.  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 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 brou...  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 Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 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 »

I have numbness on the center of my shoulder near my elbow after a dislocation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ...  Read Full »

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 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 »

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