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why does my achilles tendon hurt when i walk

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
45 years experience in Family Medicine
See orthopedic MD: I would recommend that you consult with an Orthopedic surgeon for this ongoing problem. It is possible that you injured it in the past and are dealin ... Read More
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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 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 female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Stop running!: You have injured your achilles, and it is crying for rest and rehab.You will only make matters worse by not resting it. I suggest an immediate orthop ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Need more info: There are many reasons for knee pain. Was there an injury? If not it could be inflammation. Try ice and anti inflammatory meds such as advil (ibuprofe ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See a doctor: These are 2 very vague symptoms and should be worked up by a doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
May have fluid: In the knee . Was it injured??there could be other problems with the knee too. Might be best to have it checked out
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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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Perhaps you : Developed achilles tendonitis....
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Too general : A question that warrants a visit to your foot/ankle doc. Pain is a indication something is wrong, go get it checked out.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
Can Be: A tendon sliding or more likely air forced out of joint.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Injury: While some components of an injury can have less pain, by restricted weight bearing,they may still cause symptoms secondary to swelling, inflammation, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potential injury: Pain is a symptom of injury which can run the spectrum from mild strain to full tear. A full tear is not the current concern since that would prevent ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience in Podiatry
Tight Calf Muscles!: The reason your calf hurts is how tight the entire muscle group is. When you stand on your toes, the calf muscle contracts, and if it is tight, then ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Need x-ray: Many possible reasons from ankle arthitis to a subluxing or dislocating tendon to OCD lesions of the talus(depending of size and stage)bone spurs(oste ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Big toe : Could be a number of reasons. From your age and gender, it could be gout, capsulitis, arthritis, overuse injury, stress fracture, or even an ingrown ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Silvers
25 years experience in Podiatry
Ankle brace: I would suggest you pick up a good quality ankle brace with laces and straps that course across the ankle in a figure eight fashion. Ice if swelling ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
It shouldn't: Have it checked.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience in Podiatry
Complex: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing where you having pain when walking and what types of shoes you are wearing when walking and dan ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: Possible arthritis, baker's cyst, ligament or tendon injury. Your doctor can perform an exam to determine what is going on.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
I apologize: For not knowing if you are make or female....in the event you are female and were wearing heels this may be a reason as in the heels there is contract ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
Plantar Fasciitis: The most common condition is plantar fasciitis especially if there is pain getting out of bed in the morning and after sitting down for a period of ti ... Read More

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