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what are the symptoms of an achilles tear?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling behind the ankle and much reduced or inability to flex the ankle toward the sole of the foot. Sometimes one is able to feel a gap in the tendon where it is torn.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Podiatry 46 years experience
Sudden snap and pain: Patient's will usually experience a sudden snap, loss of function, pain in the back of the ankle. There is usually inability to propel off the foot. Sometimes one can feel a space in the tendon.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is Achilles paratenonitis from?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 31 years experience
Usually activity: Paratenonitis (inflammation in the paratenon, which surrounds the tendon) usually happens in younger active individuals from overuse. Tight gastrocs can also play a role.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does Achilles strain take to heal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depends: This is very variable. Depends on the extent of "strain" or tendonopathy. It depends on how it is being treated. It depends on what the individual does during the day...People that use stairs and or ladders often will have a difficult time. I would be aggressive with treating this so that it can go away faster.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What are the reasons painless lump on Achilles ?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Heel lump: Usually haglund deformity or "pump bump" from shoe wear.
A 34-year-old member asked:

When will i recover from an Achilles strain?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
It depends: Upon the severity of the strain of the heel cord, and if stretching and antiinflammatories are being used consistently. If you are doing these things, you should see improvement in a few weeks. See a podiatrist for more definitive timeframes and care.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I do for Achilles tendinopathy?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

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