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Achilles Tendon Painful Cyst
Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the Achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?
I have a sharp pain behind the Achilles tendon. The actual tendon does not feel sensative or painful to the touch. Pain when pointing ffoot?
Sports and Rehab: I agree with dr. Brian t. Chimenti answer, and i'd include seeing a sport medicine or rehab doctor to assess if your activities can be modified. I hope this helps. ...Read more
When I stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy. It feels like it is tearing! Is it tearing? It is painful! Should I stop stretching?
Stop streching: Your body, is trying to tell you something. Stop stretching. On a microscopic level, you're stretching it and/or tearing. It. Pain with or without swelling, see a orthopedist or podiatrist. Ice, rest and NSAID in meantime. ...Read more
No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more
An exam is needed!: There are a number of things. A painful lump on the tendon can range from a cyst to a calcification, or even the beginning of a rupture. There needs to be more info given. I will say that in view that it is on the achilles tendon (a very large tendon) and you are having pain, it needs to be looked at by a physician. ...Read more
You may have:
An equinis deformity or contracted steer muscle group whether it be the Achilles' tendon or gastrocnemius muscle. I'm not sure if you wear high heels but high heels cause the Achilles to contract and so they are not particularly healthy for the tendon.
Eccentric excercises, stretching are good, you may need the help of a physical therapist. ...Read more
A nurse said I have badly pulled/sprained my Achilles tendon. It is really painful to walk on, she hasn't given me any crutches? Help?
See a podiatrist: There could be a partial tear in the tendon or associated structures. I love our nurses, but you should see a doctor on this one. ...Read more
8 wks P.O for tarsal tunnel. Recently between ankle&achilles tendon if slightly touched it is extremely painful dr told me to try heatbut what is it?
Varies: There are a number of reasons that a surgical area may be hypersensitive 8! weeks after surgery. It can be related to cutaneous nerves growing back in the area or sometimes the development of scar tissue. Heat increases blood flow to an area at the risk of increasing swelling. Cold can numb an area, but does little to decrease swelling if over 48 hrs post op and can decrease overall blood flow. ...Read more
I’ve had pain in the area of my Achilles’ tendon for a month, it makes it difficult to exercise and even painful to walk. Can a podiatrist help?
??: Everyone perceives pain and injuries differently. These are both horribly painful, terrible injuries. If I had to guess I would say kneecap, but I know they are both very painful. ...Read more
I broke my foot 5th metatarsal 4 weeks ago, wearing boot, now sharp shooting pains in Achilles tendon? Very painful.
Fracture: The best action is to see your treating physician. I find many of my patients using cam walkers - regardless of the extent of instruction - using them incorrectly on follow up visits. This MAY explain your pain - but see your Doc for the help you need. ...Read more
Lump on Achilles tendon. Mri shows nothing but the lump is visable just looking at my foot. Drs r stumped! Very painful all the time. Any ideas?
My achilles tendon is painful (even at rest), red scabby bump formed, difficulty walking or carrying anything a little heavy. Shin splits. Depressed.
Achilles pain: Rest and see an orthopedic doctor and take some antiinflammatories for starters. ...Read more
Probably not: Your physician will anesthetize the area so that discomfort will be minimal. ...Read more
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
Rest / Rehabilitate: Treatment for mild achilles tendon problems includes rest, immobilization, and anti-inflammatory medication. You may benefit with well-cushioned shoes with a slight heel lift. Treatment for severe problems, such as a torn or ruptured tendon, may include surgery or immobilization via a cast, splint, brace, or walking boot, exercise, either in physical therapy or in a rehab program can also help. ...Read more
Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching (dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. First get eval by a podiatrist then they will guide you when physical therapy is right. ...Read more
Achilles tendon: Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the back of your heel.. ...Read more