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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Calcium Deposits

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Dr. David Tobin
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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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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?

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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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

How rare and/or serious is crystal calcium deposits in the longus colli tendon, c1-c2? (hadd, copp)

Not : Rare but uncommon. The problem is treated with nonsteroidal medications and, sometimes, oral steroids. It can be an uncomfortable disease but is not life threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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My achilles tendion is very painful even at rest n has a bump n I am now feeling it in my calf as well. There is also calcium buildup on it. Options?

My achilles tendion is very painful even at rest n has a bump n I am now feeling it in my calf as well. There is also calcium buildup on it. Options?

Once you complain: Of pain extending into the calf a DVT should be ruled out as a primary concern. What has been done for treatment if the Achilles tendonitis to date? We're xrays performed? Do you have a haglund's deformity or posterior spur? Need to know these things. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Guevara
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I had achillis tendonitis 8 months ago and have a small bump on my achillis tendon that bothers me a lot. Is this a bone spur or calsium deposit ?

Could be spur: It is possible that you have a spur of the heel bone. It is also likely that you have a thickened area of the tendon itself from scar tissue and tendon degeneration. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

It needs treatment: When the achilles tendon is sore it is strained. The inflammation must be reduced along with reasonable rest to allow this to heal. Physical therapy can really speed up healing time. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

First: Give it time to heal. Then discuss specific exercise to strengthen that particular injury and he/she may send you for physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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How can you strengthen an Achilles tendon?

Physical therapy: If you are recuperating from an injury, consider asking your doc about physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

Often clinical dx: The signs of this are often fairly typical and a physician is usually able to tell with a simple examination; both palpation of the tendon and a test call the thompson test are easy techniques. A surgeon may order an MRI for preoperative planning if needed. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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