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my achilles tendon feels weak

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Controlled stretch: One-leg calf stretches can be performed by placing your hands on a wall keeping one leg straight behind you and the other bent. Keeping your back heel ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Need a diagnosis: A "tendon" is rarely "weak." if the muscles that form the achilles (gastrocnemius and soleus) are weak a physical therapy program can be of benefit.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Please consult : With your surgeon. With any tendon lengthening procedure there will be some degree of weakness. This is inherent in the procedure. Muscle/tendon stren ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Heel pain: Could be either retrocalcaneal bursitis or a symptomatic os trigonum. If nsaids orally or topically, ice, stretching, rest & activity modifications ar ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Tendonitis: When the tendons are injured in some capacity this is the feeling you get. Ice them and consider heel lifts inside ths hoes about a quarter inch to al ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Wow: That sounds like a severe sprain, dislocation. No injury? Well if this is the case your local urgent care or emergency room can evaluate, consider X r ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Stretch: Physical therapy...
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Then see an orthopedist and have the area examined. No one can answer your question without examining the calf.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles tendonitis: Check with orthopedic surgeon, may have a mass, tear, or impinging nerve.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That could be very -: Much a normal thing. You are stretching the achilles tendon and other structures around the back of the heel and ankle by dorsiflexing (or extending) ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ouch: First line of treatment is eccentric stretching of the achilles, anti-inflammatories, and modification of the heal counter of the shoe. If conservati ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Toe pain: It sounds as if you may have damaged some of the ligaments or bones in your foot. It is hard to say exactly what is injured without being able to see ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles: If it is thicker than normal it has been injured and has healed with scarring. Be SURE to warm up before exercise even more important now. Us the run ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
Nerve issue: If you are referring to you're calf and ankle please consider if perhaps you may a back issue. Does you're back hurt and does this radiate down the l ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Tendonitis: See a hand specialist( orthopedist) who can help you.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain medial calf: Sounds as very well could be medial gastroc strain. Symptoms generally self limited and should improve with time. For now recommend avoid provocativ ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Plantar fasciitis: It could be plantar fasciitis. It could also be a tight achilles tendon. Usually we treat plantar fasciitis with nsaids, ice, good arch support, and ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Achilles pain: Sorry about your sprain. Your achilles tendon is a nearby structure and during your sprain, you may have also damaged your nearby structures or the s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judy Orton
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, maybe: If resting and light stretching for a week doesn't resolve the issue, get evaluated.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Claudication : It sounds like you have either neurogenic or vascular claudication, or possibly radiculopathy from a disc herniation and nerve root compression. I wou ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
See doc: Joint pains for a couple of weeks could be due to something serious. It's hard to say what, without knowing more. To make an accurate diagnosis get ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let it rest: Hamstring muscle/ tendon strains [email protected] the knee take a while to heal.If you strained your "semi- t" then rest , ice , compression , elevation(rice) is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
42 years experience Podiatry
Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice ... Read More
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