Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Is Achilles Tendon Injury

Share
1

1
What is Achilles tendinitis?

What is Achilles tendinitis?

Tendon Inflammation: Irritation, swelling, inflammation of the achilles tendon. Can be caused by strain injury, direct contusion injury, degeneration from age, frictional direct irritation from ill-fitting shoewear. Identify the cause and eliminate it. Analyze shoewear carefully. Therapy is best treatment. Nsaids medicines are helpful, like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Usually spontaneously resolves with treatment. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


2

2
What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis is a term used to describe inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendonitis therefore is inflammation of the achilles tendon. Tendinopathy is a general term for problems with a tendon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What is ruptured knee tendon?

What is ruptured knee tendon?

Broken tendon: The thigh muscle forms as a tendon as it nears its insertion in the knee. When the thigh muscles contract, it straightens out the knee. It is essential to normal walking. When that tendon ruptures (or breaks), it almost always needs to be surgically repaired. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is knee tendonitis?

What is knee tendonitis?

Inflammation: Knee tendonitis usually refers to an inflammatory condition around the tendons of the knee. A common example would be a patellar tendonitis affecting the tendons of the knee cap. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

Depends...: Complete tear: usually surgery, depending on activity and health of the patient. Partial tear: usually protected or non weightbearing for a period of about 6 weeks strained, no tear: rest, protected weightbearing in a boot or shoe with a raised heel. Many of these scenarios will benefit from physical therapy, at home or by a professional, at some point in the healing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

8

8
What is achilles' tendon transfercsurgery?

What is achilles' tendon transfercsurgery?

Achilles Tendon Surg: Achilles tendon transfer surgery is where the tendon is moved from the back of your heel forward to the top of your heel. This is done with neurologically spastic patients where you want the tendon to work but not so powerfully. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

What sort of problem is an achille's tendon injury?

Leg injury: The achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. An injury to the achilles tendon could be tendinitis (inflammation) from overuse, direct trauma such as being kicked, sprain or strain from being subjected to a strong force, or a tear of the fibers of the tendon. ...Read more

11

11
What is a medial ankle sprain?

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What is the treatment for Achilles tendons injury?

Depends : It all depends on the extend of injury. Achilles tendinitis vs. Rupture have different courses of treatment. For tendinitis physical therapy, orthotics and shoe modification along with stretching can help. For rupture then surgical repair is needed. ...Read more

13

13
How serious is a patellar tendonitis injury?

Depends: The seriousness of patellar tendonitis injury depends on how it affects your function. If your activities are not affected then it is not too serious, but if you are substantially hampered then it is more serious. ...Read more

14

14
How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients w/ tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), strengthening/ stretching. I also may suggest massage or bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing injections (cortisone or prp), oral/ topical prescriptions, or even orthotics with your physician. ...Read more

17

17
What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes  an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state. Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What is hip tendonitis?

Inflammation: Hip tendonitis is a condition of inflammation of any of the tendons around the hip joint. Common would be the hip flexor tendons becoming strained and/or inflamed. ...Read more

20

20
Collateral ligament sprain. What is treatment?

Collateral ligament sprain. What is treatment?

Which ligament?: There is a collateral ligament in the elbow, and also in the knee. Initial treatment might include bracing and nsaids. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
1 doctor shared a insight

Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Jason Rudolph
124 doctors shared insights

Achilles Tendon Rupture (Definition)

An injury that affects the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Injuries can include soreness from overuse or a ...Read more