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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Painful Cyst

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Hard. ..Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Hard. ..Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

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

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Cyst (Definition)

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


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I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

Need a diagnosis: A "tendon" is rarely "weak." if the muscles that form the achilles (gastrocnemius and soleus) are weak a physical therapy program can be of benefit. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Achilles tendonitis: Otc ibuprofen, ice and possibly physical therapy are some options. If pain is severe an MRI can be done to rule out a tear of the tendon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a painful lump on my Achilles tendon does anyone know what it could be?

What to do if I have a painful lump on my Achilles tendon does anyone know what it could be?

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

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Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What is more painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

Broken knee cap: Achilles tendon rupture often do not hurt much and can easily be overlooked.

A broken bone e.g. Knee cap hurts much more and will cause your leg to buckle painfully when you attempt to put weight on it. ...Read more

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Which would be more painful: a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

??: 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

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I broke my foot 5th metatarsal 4 weeks ago, wearing boot, now sharp shooting pains in Achilles tendon? Very painful.

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

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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?

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?

It is odd: That nothing would show on the mri! was the MRI performed with and without contrast. Soft tissues are usually very well defined on an mri. Any type of mass or even swelling would normally show on the study. ...Read more

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Will the draining of a cyst on the Achilles be painful?

Probably not: Your physician will anesthetize the area so that discomfort will be minimal. ...Read more

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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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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


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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