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A male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles Problem?: The tendon is normally loose with the foot pointed down. It is tense with foot pointed down. Lie face down and have someone squeeze your calf. Your f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a p ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it. Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things. 1. Hyperextension 2. Direct tr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Achilles' tendon : You may have injured your tendon which can cause by a tendinitis or a partial tear. You should be evaluated if the pain persists.
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A 89-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not likely. : There are times when the two are related but that's usually because if underling autoimmune disease.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Compensation.: You are describing the phenomena known as compensation. Any event that alters one's gait can have an effect on many areas of the foot and leg, includi ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will als ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any time there is enough inflammation in a tendon and with the right stress, the tendon can rupture. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine p ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It should: If you are taking care of it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia b ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Your question is???: What is your question? Making a statement is not asking a question. Ii assume you have discussed your options with an orthopedist.
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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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be: tendonitis and you may benefit from some fluid drainage..consult with your orthopedist
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A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible: Because ankle multiple ankle sprain effect the ankle joint and the muscles around it.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
22 years experience Podiatry
Retinaculum: Unfortunately the extensor retinaculum is the housing complex for the tendons. Keep looking for a surgeon to repair. A brace will help short term, but ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would try: And figure out what stresses are being placed on the tendon.....For whatever the reason it seems the peroneals have alot of pressure on them.....I wo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hamstring tendons: These are about 4 muscles which make up the hamstrings, which attach to the pelvic bone near the hip and to the upper end of the tibia ( main leg bone ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not fun: Achilles is a major tendon in the leg which plays important role in foot function. Ruptures are sometimes treated via cast immobilization and other ti ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is not uncommon to experience some cramping or muscle spasms in the calf after an achilles repair. Typically, these symptoms resolve after a week ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
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