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my left achilles tendon hurts right after i wake up

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Popping is not: Normal, if your an athlete you have it checked out before you create a worse injury

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Use a heel lift in your shoes to take pressure off the achilles tendon. If persists see a podiatrist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Overuse: It could be over stretch from too much activity. Trauma would create pain.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaspal Singh
14 years experience in Pain Management
Inflammation: If you havent taken any anitbiotics recently or sustained any trauma, this is probably just inflammation of the tendon. Often achilles pain and plant ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
Inflammation: If the pain is really in the ankle this could be an inflammatory or arthritic process. Many time this can be confused with heel pain or plantar fasci ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Go to ER: These symptoms do not sound like a common musculoskeletal disorder especially considering the onset. You should go to the emergency room to be evaluat ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Cancer unlikely: Doubtful at your age. Other musculoskeletal issues much more likely. Check with md, and possible antiinflammatory rx, exercise, physical therapy, othe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
7 years experience in Podiatry
Morning pain: Rest, ice, elevate, and take things easy over the next 24-48 hours with use of nsaids with food. If it is not an acute event you can try stretching s ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Possible...?: You need to collect and record when you had bunion surgery, how soon you began right knee hurting, etc. Then, bring those information to see your surg ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience in Family Medicine
See Primary care: This problem with your tendon may be a warning of further problems. See an athletic trainer or your primary care for advise on what to do next so ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
19 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hip pain: At your age, your hip joint itself is probably less likely to be the cause. Soft tissue may be playing a role including bursitis. The sacroiliac joint ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Pain: Start by seeing your primary doctor soon. You may be referred to an Orthopedic surgeon or Rheumatologist.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff: @ your age pain w/ motion away from your body is most likely related to the rotator cuff.Tendinitis/ bursitis can also cause pain w/ sleeping on the a ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
x-ray: Wrist fractures are very common after a fall. The distal radius and scaphoid are 2 bones commonly fractured with falls. Time for an evaluation and an ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle/nerve injury?: You are describing what sounds like a muscle weakness issue. The trapezius muscle and rhomboids are most likely involved. Direct muscle weakness or in ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Seth Steber
26 years experience in Podiatry
Check back: Make sure you don't have a lumbar back issue or a common fibular nerve entrapment
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: just because you have a torn meniscus does not always mean you need surgery. You will need physical therapy, and exercise as the most important part o ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
12 years experience in Pain Management
Nerve-mediated?: Consider evaluation by physician who specializes in muscle and nerve pathology ( physiatrist or neurologist). A physical examination including electro ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
Leg pain: It is hard to make a diagnosis without proper examination. However, some sensory nerves in the thigh may be entrapped under the inguinal ligament caus ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Hematoma: Patty, This is probably a hematoma, or a blood collection in the thigh. These are caused by trauma, and can take several weeks to resolve completel ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rice: Classic first line treatment is rest, ice, compression and elevation. For most tendon problems it is also good to try deep massage and stretches. It ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
See Physician: To get evaluation and x-ray. Depending on severity and type of damage, may need mri.

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