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Have researchers discovered some other problems associated with the Achilles that could be easily mistaken for tendinitis?
Same spectrum: The most common issues with the achilles are: achilles tendinitis complete achilles ruptures partial achilles ruptures in the setting of a diagnosis of a tendinitis of the achilles, a partial achilles tear should also be considered. However, the initial management for both of these conditions is identical, so it won't make any difference in your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendon Inflammation: Irritation, swelling, inflammation of the achilles tendon. Can be caused by strain injury, direct contusion injury, degeneration from age, frictional direct irritation from ill-fitting shoewear. Identify the cause and eliminate it. Analyze shoewear carefully. Therapy is best treatment. Nsaids medicines are helpful, like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Usually spontaneously resolves with treatment. ...Read more
Achilles pain: Achilles tendinosis vs tendinitis is a difference between a chronic and acute process. The chronic process indicates something which has been present for months and acute would be days/weeks. The acute process indicates inflammation, the first phase of healing. Chronic means statis and stalled healing. The acute injury should be guarded from further injury, chronic should have an Ultrasound/MRI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in back of heel: This is a painful inflammation of the achilles tendon which is located along the back of the lower leg and heel. Symptoms typically begin as pain or stiffness behind the heel. Pain can be especially bad with activity after a period of rest or with running and jumping. Risk factors for developing achilles tendinitis include overuse, lack of flexibility, and overpronation of your feet. ...Read more
Pain, swelling: Typically one will get pain and swelling in the achilles tendon usually one will get stiffness when waking up and getting out of a chair after prolonged sitting. Treatment is usually with ice, nsaids, and rest sometimes physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer