A torn hip can be a source of stress and pain.
“A torn calf can be like a torn hip, but it IS NOT considered a tear,” says Dr. Jennifer L. Smith, a specialist in rehabilitation medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
In a study published last year in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery, she and colleagues found that the majority of patients who had suffered a torn calf had been experiencing a pain and tenderness that was not considered a torn injury.
So while a torn hamstring is not a cause of chronic pain, it can be uncomfortable.
But that doesn’t mean a torn knee is a cause.
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Dr. Smith suggests the most important thing you can do to avoid a torn Achilles is to make sure you have a high-quality medical history.
If you are unsure whether you have torn calf or torn hip or torn knee, you can consult a specialist and/or visit your doctor.
You may also want to call your orthopedist and ask if there is a specialist that can perform a tear test.
Smith says a tear is an inflammation of a joint.
Because the Achilles tendon is connected to the cartilage in the hip, if you tear the tendon, you could be putting your hip at risk for pain and stiffness, or even injury.
It’s important to follow the proper steps to make the most of your healing.
To find a good orthopedical surgeon, contact:If you or someone you know needs surgery, visit:The Orthopedic Surgeons Network, a resource for orthopedists who have injured or have been injured in the U.S., offers a comprehensive list of local, regional and national orthopedics practices, medical centers, and other resources.
You can find more information on how to get involved and get involved at the American College of Orthopedics website.