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What is the definition or description of: achilles tendon injury?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
See below: The Achilles' tendon runs between the "calf muscle" and the calcareous (heel bone). It allows the foot and ankle to plantar flex during walking and running. Injuries to the Achilles' tendon can run from mild strains to complete ruptures.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do I do if possible Achilles tendon injury?

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Achilles: This can be treated by either your podiatrist or your orthopod. But an evaluation is in order for sure.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What do you recommend for Achilles tendon injuries?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Specialist eval: A full eval by a sports medicine specialist first. It must be determined if the injury is a tear, complete or partial, or just inflammation. The treatment is quite different depending on the diagnosis. Basics before eval include, rest, ice, elevation, good supportive shoe wear, and ibuprofen. Crutches may be necessary if you can not support your weight on it.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendon injury?

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Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Time 4 medical eval.: If you felt a sharp pain and / or a pop in your calf as you pushed off with your leg, or if you have pain, swelling or bruising in your posterior calf then it is best to have an orthopaedic evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: This can occur acutely when the tendon is stretched quickly beyond its capability. This can happen during sports (basketball, tennis, track) are some examples. It can happen slowly with chronic repetitive microtrauma with runners. It can happen if you are suddenly increasing exercise intensity, frequency and duration. Sometimes it is a minor tear or even a bursitis around the tendon.
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What are the signs of an Achilles tendon injury?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience

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