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Doctor insights on: Should I Do Calf Raises To Help Recover From My Achilles Injury

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Should I do calf raises to help recover from my Achilles injury?

Should I do calf raises to help recover from my Achilles injury?

Yes helps Achilles: Stand on the edge of a step and lower the heels down slowly, both at the same time. Place the emphasis on the downward phase. Reverse the movement and rise up onto your tip toes. You can adjust the pressure on the injured leg by taking most of your weight on the good leg. Repeat this exercise as many times as is comfortable.Do not over-do it, apply cold therapy to achilles after exercise. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

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How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

See below: Usually the tendon is immobolized and after inflamation subsides, physical therapy is used for rehabilitation. ...Read more

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When in seated position and fully extend my leg at knee, it feels like pulling from middle calf through Achilles insert. No injuries. Causes?

When in seated position and fully extend my leg at knee, it feels like pulling from middle calf through Achilles insert. No injuries. Causes?

Tight muscles.: What you are describing is typical of tight muscles from a lack of stretching of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (called the triceps surae). You can learn to stretch these muscles. If stretching does not help, consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation and treatment, which may include a referral to a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.

Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome?  Venous? No known injury.

DVT: Could be many things, but you need to have an ultrasound of your leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis. These can break off and go to the lungs and be life threatening. ...Read more

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Can knee injury w/o swelling cause pain/discomfort in the calf or achilles? Does a MRI detect every possible knee injury or is more imaging required?

Can knee injury w/o swelling cause pain/discomfort in the calf or achilles? Does a MRI detect every possible knee injury or is more imaging required?

MRI not great: MRI can miss many things- best way to diagnose an Orthopedic conditions is with a good history and exam by a good fellowship trained Ortho specialist who focuses their practice on the bandy part you have concerns about (e.g knee doc) ...Read more

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Are there calf/soleus/achilles injuries that cannot be picked up on MRI/CT without contrast?

Are there calf/soleus/achilles injuries that cannot be picked up on MRI/CT without contrast?

ExertionCompart synd: Exertional compartment syndrome may not be identified by CT/MRI. This is evaluated by compartment testing with activity. ...Read more

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What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

Get treat. options: Achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...Read more

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How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more