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Doctor insights on: Achilles Calcium Deposit Near Ankle

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How do you get rid of calcium deposits on Achilles tendon?

How do you get rid of calcium deposits on Achilles tendon?

You don't: These are forever, unless painful don't worry about them. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more


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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?

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

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Have a nonunion fracture R ankle. Now have bone loss and weird calcium deposits. In The Fracture. How do they usually treat this?

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

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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.?

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.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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What to do about calcium on my Achilles do I do surgery?

Achilles Tendon: There are a lot of options prior to surgery for achilles tendon calcification pathology. Physical therapy, wearing supportive open backed shoes, antiinflammatory medications, rest. Although you may be at risk for heel cord rupture, it's not definitive. ...Read more

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What to do if I have achilles/ankle hurts very badly?

What to do if I have achilles/ankle hurts very badly?

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

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What can cause unexplained pain in my ankle and achilles' tendon?

What can cause unexplained pain in my ankle and achilles' tendon?

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

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Achilles pain a few days after twisted ankle. My ankle felt better, however today I started having pain and now it just hurts.

Achilles pain a few days after twisted ankle. My ankle felt better, however today I started having pain and now it just hurts.

Rest..: After suffering an ankle sprain even when it is a minor issue it is important to give it some rest. Compression with a bandage, leg elevation, ice on the affected area and anti-inflammatory meds(like ibuprofen) can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and now my Achilles hurts too. Is this related?

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

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I hurt my ankle and Achilles and I have school tomorrow. So should I tape it?

I hurt my ankle and Achilles and I have school tomorrow. So should I tape it?

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

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Im have been doing my splits lately & my ankle & Achilles hurt did i sprain it?

Im have been doing my splits lately & my ankle & Achilles hurt did i sprain it?

Possibly: Depending on a full evaluation, a sprain is possible and treatment would be to rest, ice, and more ice to the area. I'd recommend getting evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had 2 unsuccessful repairs to the achilles. Thedoctor says the next step is removal and fuse the ankle.What should I do?

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

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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?

Ankle stiffness: Your achilles may be getting tight for a multitude of reasons.
Please get an examination and you most likely can use some physical therapy. ...Read more

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Can herniation of the fibularis brevis cause the posterior ankle/achilles to look wider than the other leg?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Evaluation, PT: Sounds you might have an Achilles tendinitis but I would definitely follow up with your doctor to rule out any tearing of the tendon. At this point I suggest you rest, ice, take over the counter anti inflammatory medication. Physical therapy is definitely in order. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Yes: Multiple ankle sprains can lead to micro tears in the achilles and other ligaments around the area. An MRI would indicate if you have torn the achilles and to what extent. ...Read more

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What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

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

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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

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Does an Achilles rupture always have swelling? Does it always occur near the ankle? Can a rupture occurs closer to gastrocnemius?

Does an Achilles rupture always have swelling? Does it always occur near the ankle? Can a rupture occurs closer to gastrocnemius?

Possible: Anything is possible. Swelling would be present in most cases. You can have a tear or rupture anywhere along tendon, although occurs most often a few inches above the attachment to the heel. ...Read more