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Achilles Calcium Deposit Near Ankle
You don't: These are forever, unless painful don't worry about them. ...Read more
I am a rower and i run a lot. I have a pain at the back of my heel. Doctors tell me its calcium depositing on Achilles tendon. What should I do?
Night splint: For when your sleeping to help put a sustained stretch on the achilles. A heel lift or orthotic in the shoe to preload the achilles. If all conservative tx fails, there is always a surgical option. ...Read more
Have a nonunion fracture R ankle. Now have bone loss and weird calcium deposits. In The Fracture. How do they usually treat this?
More stuff.....: These conditions are evaluated and treated on a case by case basis. More information is needed to even discuss the possible treatment options. ...Read more
I think I have a calcium deposit on on leg. It appears more apparent when standing. It doesn't hurt or even when i push on it. It is fluidly.?
Maybe a cyst?:
Sebaceous cysts are over mistaken for a calcium deposit. Thee are benign and not a problem. However, if you speak with your physician it can usually be removed even in the office. Please make sure that you talk this over with your physician to make sure it is a cyst and nothing more.
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Hi am 47yr old am suffering from pain in my foot . When i approached doctors they said I have a extra calcium deposited in my leg heel . Plz help me?
Had severe stiffness straightening leg.Xrays showed golf ball sized calcium deposit behind knee.Doc used a needle to extract fluid. Causes please.
Get examined: Pain in the ankle and back of the heel towards the back of the leg is where achilles tendonitis occurs, but are you sure that's what you are dealing with? Get examined properly. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...Read more
Many things: The pain you are experiencing may or may not be connected. Ankle pain can result from arthritis, infections, sprain/strains. Achilles tendon pain may result from tendonitis, tears in the tendon, bone spurs amongst other things. Evaluation by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon would be beneficial. ...Read more
Achilles pain a few days after twisted ankle. My ankle felt better, however today I started having pain and now it just hurts.
Probably: You may have injured the achilles tendon at the same time as your ankle or due to compensation from your ankle injury you may have secondarily hurt the achilles. ...Read more
Need an evaluation: You should get this checked out. At a minimum, you should go to sports authority or other sporting goods store and purchase an ankle brace that limits motion of the ankle temporarily so you can function. But you still need a podiatrist or orthopedic to evaluate the injury. Don't forget to ice and elevate the ankle today. ...Read more
I have had 2 unsuccessful repairs to the achilles. Thedoctor says the next step is removal and fuse the ankle.What should I do?
It might be: If you have a nonfunctioning tendo achilles, you cannot bear weight on your foot. An ankle fusion will "fuse" the ankle in a position so that the foot can bear weight. Talk to your foot surgeon (podiatric or orthopedic) about the specifics. A leg brace (afo) might offer a nonsurgical option. ...Read more
Mornings when i get out of bed my ankle/achilles feel stiff! I have to hobble a few steps before they are flexible. No pain. Only started this year?
Is it possible for the Achilles to partial or complete rupture closer to the gastrocnemius than the ankle?
Yes: Yes-if concerned, should see orthopedistGet a more detailed answer ›
Can herniation of the fibularis brevis cause the posterior ankle/achilles to look wider than the other leg?
Fibularis brevis: commonly called Peroneus Brevis tendon can make the back/side of the leg look larger if it is herniated. ...Read more
I do ballet and my achilles started hurting 2 yrs ago and now when I roll my feet, my outer ankle starts cracking. What should i do?
If not now.. When..: After two years of Achilles pain, it might be the time to have the tendon evaluated. The cracking may or may not be related to the Achilles mechanics. ...Read more
I think I may have over stretched my Achilles tendon because I havent danced for months & my ankle hurts to flex. what can I do to help it?
Ankle feels jammed. Pinchy pain in Achilles when pointe foot or on Demi-pointe. Feels better when someone yanks on it. How to yank/release myself?
Ankle Impingement: Sounds like you have a posterior impingement syndrome which is very common in ballet dancers. There is a way to distract the ankle with the knee bent but I would not advise you to do it yourself as further injury can result. I suggest physical therapy and an MRI to evaluate the extent of the injury. ...Read more
Hi my ankle / Achilles' tendon hurts and I'm scared to walk unless I hurt it further It feels pretty mild as far as I know, how long will it heal in?
Slow healing: The Achilles tendon can be difficult to heal as it has a relatively poor natural vascular supply. Initial treatment is rest, ice, gentle stretching. If it worsens or does not starting improving after a week or two, you should have it checked to avoid chronic pain or even rupture. ...Read more
Depends: There are so many variables like how bad the fracture or tear was that a comparison is not really fair. Let's say both are not good both can hurt and neither are fun to undergo. ...Read more
Can compartment syndrome occur lower in the leg, say, nearer the ankle? Is it easy to differentiate from Achilles issues?
Compartment Syndrome: Compartment syndrome shows up as the 3Ps: pain, pulselessness, parasthesia--however, that "classic" presentation is NOT normally how we make the diagnosis. If we wait for the pulse to disappear, we're often too late. So, we look for early signs (like pain with passive motion) as a hint of compartment syndrome. If your leg hurts when someone moves the area, get examined by a doctor now. ...Read more
Its been 3week now for left ankle fabula stable frx which calcium and D3 tablet best for me to healup bones.Want name of that?
Just generic calcium citrate is generally better absorbed all d3's are about the same
get your vit d level checked you want it >50. ...Read more