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I have got a swollen bump on each achilles. do i have achilles tendinitis?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
That is certainly: One possibility. There are others like xanthoma (cholesterol deposits), soft tissue structure like lipoma or ganglion. I would have it evaluated by a doc so you know what you have and best treatment options.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
MAYBE: It's possible to feel an enlargement of the Achilles tendon, either due to swelling or even a growth within the tendon itself; an MRI may be helpful. But also, could the "bump" actually be an enlargement of the back of the heel bone itself?-it's called a "Haglund's deformity." A doctor's exam would determine the exact cause. Dr. Latva

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Any advice? I have got a swollen bump on each achilles. Do I have Achilles tendinitis?

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Dr. Kelvin Barry
Podiatry 17 years experience
Tendinitis or tear: Could be from tendinitis of achilles tendonm coikd also be scar tissue from ols untreated tear of the tendon. See a podiatrist about that. Mri is best for evaluating tendon.

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