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Question Tendon? - January 29th 2009, 11:20 PM

Long story short, I relapsed. And now my arm looks like it's been through a massacre. My friend saw it and believes that I fell. (Really? I thought I sucked at lying.) Anyways, I think I cut across a tendon. The freshest cut on my arm stings like the devil and I was wondering. I know (kinda) what a tendon is but is it bad if you damage it and what will it do? Thanks!


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Re: Tendon? - January 30th 2009, 01:58 AM

Hey Jess,
First things first, I love All Time Low...

OK, Lets get started...
Tendons are basically what keeps your skeletal muscles together.
They are those white tips to the muscles on anatomy posters.(There's a link at the end with a pic)
You would have had to cut very near muscles to hit one of these,
and you would have needed to cut very deeply,
possibly severing veins and arteries kind of deep.
If you even touched the tendon with your blade,
you need to go to a doctor ASAP.
Firstly, that's pretty deep in your arm.
Secondly, Tendons are prone to infection.
Thirdly, Tendons keep your muscles together, and no one wants loose muscles flopping about in there arm.
And Lastly, If you cut that deep, you might need some medical care for it.

P.S.--You might mean a ligament or something else, not very likely to hit a tendon unless cutting extremely deeply.
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P.S.S.--Here is the link I was talking about--http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/EUR/2450-1000~Human-Body-Posters.jpg
The ligaments are like the white stuff all over the muscles, on the right half of the body.




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Re: Tendon? - January 30th 2009, 11:29 AM

Heya jessica, as other people have already written. I would really suggest that you get yourself some professional help for this as soon as possible. None of us are professionally trained and therefore we can't say whether or not you have severred a tendon. However it does seem like you've done some damage which could benefit from being examined and treated by a professional. Take care of yourself and please pm me at any time. xxx


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Re: Tendon? - January 30th 2009, 06:19 PM

Ok, well I'm pretty sure I didn't cut deep enough in my arm to do that.
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If that's what a tendon is, I doubt I hit one. You know how when you flex your arm and something sticks out? I cut across that but I don't think I cut deep enough to hit it if it's that deep. Thanks guys!

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Re: Tendon? - January 31st 2009, 07:03 AM

Hey Jessica, even if you don't think that you have damaged a tendon I would still seriously suggest that you go to the doctor to get this checked out. It sounds like you could develop an infection very easily. Take care. xxx


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Re: Tendon? - February 1st 2009, 01:37 PM

If it continues to bug me, I'll see the school nurse. : ) Thank you.


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Re: Tendon? - February 1st 2009, 01:42 PM

so is it doing better?




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Re: Tendon? - February 1st 2009, 11:28 PM

Yeah pretty much. I'm still cutting myself more which [i know] is bad but it's not hurting like it did in that one spot. If it's swollen does that always mean it's infected?


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