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A 42-year-old female asked:

Ankle pain in back of ankle like a pulled muscle, what could that be?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Achilles bursitis? : More detail would be great. It could b as above. The bursa is in front of the tendon. May have some swelling there. It could act or feel like a muscle pull. Pinch just in front of the tendon and it may b sore. If in doubt check it out. C an ortho doc 4 evaluation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Achilles tendonitis: Is a possibility as is a possible partial tear in the tendon...A calcified achilless tendon is in the differential to name a few.
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Podiatry 22 years experience
Achilles/calf: It could be either a achilles tendon strain or tear. And possibly a calf muscle strain or tear as well.
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Ankle pain: You may have Achilles Tendonitis. This condition may be associated with micro-tears, or even a full tear in the tendon, itself, but the only way to determine the severity of the problem would be to have an MRI, which will show soft tissue pathologies. I would recommend that you see a foot and ankle specialist for a full evaluation of the problem, as you do not want to make this problem worse

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