How do you know if a hamstring is pulled or torn?

How do you know if a hamstring is pulled or torn?A torn hamstring will hurt a lot and make it really difficult to walk. You may also find a lot of bruising on the back of your thigh. Sometimes you may also hear a pop at the time of your injury. A pulled hamstring will hurt, but you should be able to walk on it without excruciating pain, and still make it through your day. I don’t see hamstring injuries too often as an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs. I think this is because most of them...

What is the fastest way to heal patellar tendonitis?

What is the fastest way to heal patellar tendonitis?Unfortunately, the fastest way to heal patellar tendonitis is to stop doing the activity that is causing it, followed by a course of physical therapy that includes quadriceps and hamstring stretching. This is not what most people want to hear, but it is what you have to do in most cases to get rid of the pain. As an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, patellar tendonitis is something that I treat regularly. What causes patellar...

What causes hip bursitis?

What causes hip bursitis?Hip bursitis, also known as trochanteric bursitis, is caused by your iliotibial band rubbing on the outside part of your hip called the greater trochanter. This often causes pain on the side of your hip, and can make it painful to sleep on that side. It can also cause pain after you’ve been walking for a long time. I frequently see hip bursitis as a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs. The good news is that with the proper treatment, you can get rid of...

What will happen if a trigger finger is not treated?

What will happen if a trigger finger is not treated?If a trigger finger is not treated then over time your finger may start locking up, and then could become stuck. Most people don’t get to this point, but I have occasionally seen a locked finger in my time as an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs. Trigger fingers normally don’t start out locked up, but if you ignore it for a long period of time it will start to become locked up in the morning, then during the day, and then all the time. A...

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