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causes of achilles tendon numbness

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not: An Achilles tear is usually not compatible with walking normally. Depending on the mechanic cause of the tear, the Achilles trauma can be associated ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
11 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: The injection could have also contained a local anesthetic, which can last anywhere between 2 to 12 hours. There is a small chance that a nerve was b ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: It would be unlikely that the tendon repair would be causing your symptoms now. Calf injury, electrolyte problems, DVT or vascular problems possible ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
variable: Your symptoms do suggest a nerve stretch injury. To be sure get examined by an ors. Nerve 'stretch' injuries can improve w/in weeks but sometimes take ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Lack of stretch: If you are not stretching enough and then complicate the issue by trying to exercise by running, etc. You will get a tight achilles. When you overus ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Stein
Dr. Lee Stein answered
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Sciatica can cause pain in the area of the Achilles, but does not constitute true tendon pain.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Many things: Usually achilles tendon tears are caused by rapid contraction of your calf muscle while your foot is being dorsiflexed. Some medical conditions and p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience Podiatry
Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Irritation: If the shoes rubs on the tendon it can irritate the skin and create an itching feeling.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tendinitis: Tendinitis or inflammation in the tendon could occur suddenly. Consider anti inflammatory medication, stretching and gel heel pads. If pain persists, ... Read More

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