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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Insertion Pain

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How do you get rid of insertional Achilles tendon pain that you battle for over a year?

How do you get rid of insertional Achilles tendon pain that you battle for over a year?

Achilles tendonitis: You need to be evaluated by a podiatrist or orthopedist. X-rays should be taken to evaluate the area. Often times a simple 1/8 to 1/4 inch heel lift will help, but remember if you lift one side you should lift both unless you have a diagnosed limb length discrepancy. Physical therapy can often times be beneficial with achilles tendonitis. ...Read more

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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


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Can enthesopathy (on bone scan) at the achilles' tendon insertion; indicate both an old allusion injury and "new" rejury in the same spot.

Can enthesopathy (on bone scan) at  the achilles' tendon insertion; indicate both an old allusion injury and "new" rejury in the same spot.

Yes and no: Bone scintigraphy is a very sensitive way to detect this type of enthesopathy. However, the lesion can be seen for several months and sometimes many years after the initial inflammation. It depends on several factors such as repeated trauma or overuse of the lower limbs. The intensity of radiotracer uptake may also vary. If it is mild, it is likely to be an "old" injury. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prof. Athlete out for 18 months due to Achilles pain at tendon insertion probably caused by a levaquin (levofloxacin) rx. Recent MRI shows nothing. What's next step?

Prof. Athlete out for 18 months due to Achilles pain at tendon insertion probably caused by a levaquin (levofloxacin) rx. Recent MRI shows nothing. What's next step?

Physio and lift: Specific physical therapy modalities (ultrasound with iontophoresis) stretching and gradual eccentric strengthening with a heel lift can be helpful, also lots of cross-training. ...Read more

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What is calcification at the insertion site of the Achilles tendon

Calcifications: Bone is living tissue and responds to stress esp. At the areas where tendon attaches to bone. Over time the bone reacts to the pull of the tendon and lays down bone...These are often called spurs by many. The spurs are not by themselves a problem...But if they break they can be difficult to quite down. So if there is no pain, make sure the joint has normal range of movement and just watch it. ...Read more

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I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?

I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?

Heel spur: Exostosis or spur is projection of bone coming off inferior part calcaneous that can occur at insertion of tendon.Caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and increasing age.Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis.Treatments include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflamm agents etc ...Read more

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Debilitating heel/achilles pain at insertion point for 2 years. Popping felt at heel, cold feeling at times, MRI shows healthy tendon, No walk/stairs?

Debilitating heel/achilles pain at insertion point for 2 years.  Popping felt at heel, cold feeling at times, MRI shows healthy tendon, No walk/stairs?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain from the first step you take in AM and can ache all day. The only reliable long-term solution is weight loss to normal body weight. High-quality OTC or prescribed orthotics, night splints and NSAIDS can help, but may have minimal effect for someone who is obese. Pain relief is great motivation for weight loss. It's important to continue walking. ...Read more

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Can i tear my Achilles tendon?

Can i tear my Achilles tendon?

You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a palpable knot in the back or above the back of the heel, and bearing weight there is quite painful and/or difficult. See a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it. Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things. 1. Hyperextension 2. Direct trauma ...Read more

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What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

Tendinitis.: If the tendon is inflammed, it results in Achilles tendinitis. The pain is usually resolved with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Where is the Achilles tendon located?

Anatomy: The achilles tendon is composed of 2 different muscles that start on the back side of your thigh and leg; they join together and then insert on the back portion of your heel or calcaneus. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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