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causes of itchy achilles tendon

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 female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Hard to say: Without seeing it, but I'd advise you to have it checked out since it doesn't belong. If you wanted to try something prior to seeing a doctor I would ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Without seeing: The lesions I am not sure what they are. Any lesion that would bleed though would concern me and i would likely biopsy for definitive diagnosis and tr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Allergy to anything: is possible, Why? Allergy reflects a human response, often involving immune system, & humans (as sensitive intelligent creatures) can respond in a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Trauma/age: Pttd or tear is very common in females. It is usually due to activities, flat foot, shoe gear and possible hormonal changes and pregnancies. The reaso ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Calf muscles: The gastrocnemius and soleal muscles become the achilles' tendon at the myotendinous junction. If these muscles are tight you will feel it in the achi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: Trauma, cortisone, week end athletes, certain systemic conditions.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robbin Lee
31 years experience Pharmacology
Quinolones: The family of antibiotics known as quinolones (cipro, levaquin, (levofloxacin) avelox) are associated with an increased incidence of tendinitis and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Tendonitis or : Partial tear are most common reasons.Try rest and supportive shoes with slight heel. If still a problem, see specialist.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Pain in your ankle wouldn't be attributed to plantar fasciitis. I would suggest evaluation by a po ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities tha ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time 4 medical eval.: If you felt a sharp pain and / or a pop in your calf as you pushed off with your leg, or if you have pain, swelling or bruising in your posterior calf ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Pain, swelling : To the achilles, maybe weakness in plantar flexing the foot.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not clear: If you mean that Achilles tendonitis our pump over the Achilles causing pain, our rupture of the Achilles tendon. All of these problems attribute to s ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Any bursitis will cause local swelling. Other signs of inflammation that may be seen locally include redness heat and pain.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Pain: Pain with active and passive range of motion to your great toe. There may also be pain to the back of your ankle or pain with plantarflexing of your ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflammation: Achilles tendonitis is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Achilles tendonitis is a common injury ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: It isn't always clear what causes plantar fasciitis but what is commonly thought to contribute: weight, repetitive trauma to the area/overuse, poorly ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Torn or inflamed?: If torn it will not flex & stays in a somewhat extended position. It also causes a limp since it is involved in push off. Hurts when it happens & may ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel McGee
15 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly Levaquin (levofloxacin): There have been reports of a very small percentage of people taking Levaquin (levofloxacin) who have developed tendonitis and Achilles tendon tears or ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Pretty obvious: Pain, swelling and/or a palpable knot in back of the ankle may indicate tearing of the achilles tendon. If it is a complete rupture or tear, you will ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Doubtful: I don't believe plantar fasciitis would cause the top of your foot to swell. I would recommend a podiatry evaluation to rule out other causes of foot ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several: Pain, swelling, difficulty walking.

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