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What is this dry skin on my achilles tendon and heel

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
I don't know.: It could be an irritant or allergic reaction due to clothing or shoes or exercise; or it could be an unusual presentation of athlete's foot; or it cou ... Read More
Dr. Oliver Wang
9 years experience Podiatry
Possible fungus: Dry cracked heels could be a sign of a fungal infection. Other causes include constantly wearing open heeled shoes. You can try otc Lamisil (terbina ... Read More
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A 34-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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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
High ankle: Sprain is different than a regular sprain and usually take the syndesmosis tissue longer to heal between tibia and fibula.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
A spur: Or bone protrusion, an inflammed bursal sac, a tear in the tendon, degeneration or inflammation of the tendon are all real possibilities...
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Try a heel lift: And possibly try to wear a backless shoe like a clog if possible.....ice is good as is an antiinflammatory....if pain persists seea foot doc.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles rupture?: Sounds like you may have ruptured your Achilles' tendon . Get examined by an Orthopedist ASAP . At your age if it's ruptured it will need primary repa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Degenerative changes: Degenerative changes in the tendon might be a possibility but you need it to be confirmed through physical examination by a doctor
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: If you are talking about after it has healed then yes.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Not only possible,: But probably easier. The achilles tendon will often shorten with injury. This will make it easier to wear heels, but you should still really work on ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Ice it,: Try a small heel lift, see podiatrist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
The Achilles' tendon: Itself could be inflamed or degenerated, there may be calcification in the tendon, you can have an inflamed burase, a posterior heel spur or a haglund ... Read More
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