A pulled tendon, how comes i never felt it

@jugsjugs (13045)
December 4, 2010 8:24am CST
I had an appointment at the drs a few days ago, for regular checks, so while i was there i got him to have a look at my foot, as well as my ankle as they were both really swollen and thought that it was due to another few health problems that i have.He said that it seemed that i had pulled my tendon on either standing or trying to balance trying to keep out of pain in my feet.The strange thing is i can not even remember the pain that it would have caused doing it.I thought that it was fluid build up of some sort.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
6 Dec 10
U din felt it?!?!?! That is very painful and yet u din feel anything?!?! I cant imagine it, really!! haha Even a muscle tear or pull is painful enough for me, to stand let alone walk. I wonder what makes u immune to the pain or what kind of distraction is there to divert your mind from the pain U are really lucky.. hehe
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
4 Dec 10
You wouldn't want the fluid build up because you would be "REALLY SORRY" that you did I got it last month and it's pure hell I on pills if they don't work ILL have to use a big needle to take out but I going to fight it,out I couldn't walk!!! 4 weeks because of the pain, cd
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 10
I can not think how i pulled the tendon, as i am sure that it would have been painful when i gone it.I thought that it may be fluid build up, so i thought that it was a case of just getting it drained, as i had this done a few years ago bit in my knee.The thing is i can hardly walk, so have not really been on my feet to even pull a tendon, other than having to do the usual things like going to the loo.
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 10
As i suffer with severe pain in my toes, he thinks that is one of the reason to why i had not noticed pain in my ankle when it happened.He seems to think that i was try to bare the weight on my heel to try to stop pain in my toes and that is how i did it.
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• Canada
5 Dec 10
I am really sorry about your pain you're going threw I hope you get over it fast, I will pray for you, cd
@hati3kuro (278)
• Malaysia
4 Dec 10
Wow you never felt it? The swelling yeah I think it's due to the inflammatory process going on there... pulled tendon? Never heard that before...what did the doc give u for the treatment?
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 10
The dr said normally he would tell me to keep off my feet, but i have to do that anyway as i have other health problems{thats how come i do not know how i pulled a tendon,lol}also to elovate the leg,{can not put my leg higher than my bottom as i have raynauds disease and that will make it alot worse}, other than that take pain killers, which i take plenty of them now for other reasons,lol.Other than that not alot as he will be seeing me again in a few weeks to have regular checks again.It takes six weeks to heal a pulled tendon.
• Malaysia
4 Dec 10
I see so you also have Reynaud's ? May you get well soon, and make sure that you follow the doc's advices ^^
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
4 Dec 10
how very strange, I'm sure I would've expected that to hurt too, the few times I've done it it was terribly painful!
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 10
I am sure that i would have remembered doing it as well, but the dr said that seems i have severe pain in my toes due to disease then that maybe why i never felt the pulled tendon at the time i done it.I think that it will feel better when all the swelling go, well lets hope.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
4 Dec 10
I have to say, that when the swelling goes down I generally feel better too
@vicereine (458)
• United States
4 Dec 10
Oh ,my gosh I hope that he was able to help you to not hurt anymore. You seem like you are strong since you didn't really feel that it was painful to stand a certain way. I swear when it rains it pours doesn't it, it can never be that you just have one minor problem you have to have many at one time. I hope that you get better soon and that at the next doctor visit you get better news. Take care and rest your legs.
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 10
I have been resting for weeks before this happened and that is another reason why i can not think how or when i could have pulled the tendon.It is unbareable on any day to stand, due to the raynauds disease and now this has happened not even the pain killers are helping.Lets hope tht the swelling soon go, as i think that is why it is hurting soo much.
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• United States
5 Dec 10
OH my gosh I hope that the swelling does go down for you because I know that can be very painful. Have you tried putting some ice bags on it to see if that will help and if not you can also use a heat pad to help a bit with the pain of it. I think the ice is to make sure it doesn't swell anymore and heat is to help relax the muscle a bit. Also if you can get a hold of some lavender oil you can massage it onto the leg or drop some in a nice hot bath and soak in it so that it will help the pain. The lavender oil has always really helped me relax my muscles a bit, I hope it might help you too.
@derek_a (10902)
4 Dec 10
Yes, this happened to me a year or so ago. It was on my upper arm that I discovered a torn muscle. The bicep had torn away from the shoulder muscle. I cannot remember any pain of it happening and I did some research and found out what it was. Only an operation will fix it but this is generally only done with younger people - they don't bother with older people like me I have left it alone. It doesn't hurt providing I don't lift anything really heavy or do a twisting action like with a screwdriver. I have just learned to live with it. _Derek
@jugsjugs (13045)
4 Dec 10
I hope that the swelling will soon go down, as now not only are my toes black and blue, but so is my foot as well as my ankle.I hope that the swelling soon sorts itself out as it feels like my skin is soo tight and that it feels like it is going to rip open.I thought that it would be fluid build up rather than a pulled tendon.
• India
11 Dec 10
Hello my friend jugsjugs Ji, I think everytime one scratches one's head or any partn ofb the bodyn one should keep noting down in one's dairy to replyb to Dr, when asked such things. I think Doctors should find better ways to diagnose the cause of any disease. May God bless You and have a great time.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
8 Dec 10
I would have thought that a pulled tendon would have really hurt! How strange...At least the doctor has an idea what is going on. It’s frustrating when you have visible symptoms and the medicos have no clue as to what is causing them which is a really concerning! Hope it feels better by now...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
7 Dec 10
Well, based on the fact that you are regularly experiencing pain due to the other health conditions that ail you, I suppose it could be a possiblity that you would pull a tendon and not really notice it. However, if you really think that it is some kind of a build up, I think that I would probably seek out a second opinion because we all know that you don't want to undergo the wrong kind of treatment for your ankles.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
7 Dec 10
That's going to be such a painful experience and yet u don't feel? Just reading about it makes me feel for u, because i know the pain. I experience it once and the pain is simply unbearable. Wasn't your doctor surprised when he found out about that and seeing your shocked reaction upon learning that? From my guess, u might have higher pain tolerance compared to others and so u don't feel it.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Dec 10
Well dang something ya dont need right now hope it heals fast
@peavey (16627)
• United States
5 Dec 10
Something like that happened to me one time, but I didn't go to the doctor for it. It wasn't as severe as yours, but I couldn't walk for several days. It was in the back of my heel and I never did figure out what I'd done to it. Whatever it was didn't hurt when it happened, but it sure did later! I still sometimes have twinges in that area.
@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Dec 10
Isn't that strange? COuld you have done it at night while sleeping? I once bruised myself really bad at night while a sleep. It is amazing. I might be a sleepwalker and not even know it. Hehe Whatever it is you are doing you need to be more careful. We can't get new feet ya know?! Take care.
@solared (1210)
• United States
4 Dec 10
Some people have a high tolerance for pain in certain areas, like athletes they hurt themselves all the time and never know how serious.
@littleowl (7157)
4 Dec 10
Hi JJ, I have groken a ligament and my achilles earlier in the year, am seeing a private physio and he has given me exercises for my foot but it is my tendons that are trying to replace the loss of my ligment as is holds the foot and ankle together-at times it can be painful and does also pull on the calve but it is something that we have to deal with-so can understand your pain as the tendons are very sensitive-also get a second opinion too as you never know you may of done something else to your foot too. LoLo
@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
4 Dec 10
I had tendinitis in my foot once. It was from a build up of injury, rather than just one time hurting it. It did eventually go away.It felt like I had several marbles all along the arch of my foot.