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what exercises can help after i have achilles tendon repair?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Discuss with: Your surgeon, you don't say how long ago the repair was which may make a difference in the answer.
Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 31 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Varied rehab protocols, all that may be correct, exist between different surgeons. Generally early on, range of motion through a limited arc and isometric strengthening, followed by gradual progressive conditioning and strengthening and avoidance of forceful training for an extended period of time.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Physical Therapy: I suggest you be under the care of a orthopedist or sports rehab clinic. Achilles ruptures are difficult to rehab. You need professional care.

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Painful Achilles tendon how do I get rid of the pain?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Achilles tendonitis: Otc ibuprofen, ice and possibly physical therapy are some options. If pain is severe an MRI can be done to rule out a tear of the tendon.
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When can I get back to running with Achilles tendon problems?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on severity: Many runners, especially those that are advanced, run with mild Achilles tendonitis. More severe tendonitis or partial tears often need a prolonged period of rest (1-6 mos.) from running and aggravating activities. Most benefit from a customized footwear evaluation, physical therapy, and some require bracing or immobilization. A sports medicine physician can help guide you on a return to running.
A 40-year-old member asked:

When are aortic aneurysm repairs performed?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Based on size: The risk of rupture of an aortic aneurysm increases with its size (diameter). When the size reaches a certain threshold, the risk of rupture becomes substantial. At this point, a repair is justified either with surgery or a percutaneous stent graft.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Depends. Man or woman? Thoracic or abdominal? Age? Symptoms? Effect on other organs? Mental and general health status?
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A 16-year-old member asked:

Would a pacemaker repair atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Stern
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No: No, it doesn't repair atrial fibrillation.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can my scrotum hanging from the penis near its head on the right side be repaired?

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Dr. James Fishman
Urology 34 years experience
Needs to be examined: This sounds like a congenital problem. Needs to be examined to determine if a previous circumsion has created scar tissus that needs removal. The urologist will be able to make a very quick determination if this is a surgical problem.

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