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FHL Tendon

Posted by Katherine Y on 1/20/05 at 20:35 (167645)

Hi Doctors. I have been having pain in my FHL tendon for 6 years, although until a month ago I assumed it was either my achilles or PT tendon (many different doctor's opinions). However, my most recent doctor said it was the FHL tendon and he recommended a 'minor surgery to clean out the area'. What exactly would this mean? He said there would be a 'minor incision.' Will I be off my feet for months, or weeks? I'm very nervous about having foot surgery. SHould this completely heal my pain, or would there be more serious tendon transfer surgeries before the pain was guarenteed gone?

Thanks!
Katherine

Re: FHL Tendon

Mike W on 1/23/05 at 13:12 (167757)

Hello Katherine,

Have you tried srengthening your Extensor Hallicus Longus MUSCLE?

Muscles work in pairs. When you contract say your EHL muscle you will automatically relax your FHL muscle. Most people have weak extensor muscles.

For further information please check out my website http://www.foottrainer.com .

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Mike W

Re: FHL Tendon

Mike W on 1/23/05 at 17:59 (167766)

Hello Katherine,

Have you ever tried strengthening your Extensor Hallicus Longus? Most people have weak Extensor muscles. If you strenghten your EHL you will automatically relax your FHL. For further info you should check out my website http://www.foottrainer.com .

Regards,

Mike W

Re: FHL Tendon

Katherine Y on 1/24/05 at 11:54 (167818)

Mike, I'll try that. I checked out the website, but could you be more specific about how to exercize this muscle?

Thanks