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What can cause my achilles tendon to keep popping?

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it is likely rubbing on a small, fluid-filled sac underneath called the retrocalcaneal bursa. If it is painful and avoiding irritating shoes doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist. Sometimes a steroid injection can help.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can I keep my Achilles tendon healthy?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Stretching: Key to keeping achilles healthy and functional is to keep it supple by stretching and maintaining flexibility. Proper nutrition and maintaining normal BMI helps too.

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