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I have a partial tear in my Achilles tendon and was told to get a walking boot. Should i get a short or tall walking boot?

I have a partial tear in my Achilles tendon and was told to get a walking boot. Should i get a short or tall walking boot?

Tall: You need to nutralize the Calf muscle and prevent the ankle from flexing. A tall boot would be more secure and reduce play in the ankle. Also add heel lifts to lesson tension on achilles tendon. ...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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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis  in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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Do I need to seek professional care for the pain in my Achilles tendon, or just home therapy and rest?

Do I need to seek professional care for the pain in my Achilles tendon, or just home therapy and rest?

Depends: On how bad and how long have you had problem. If not severe, initially try rest ice/heat as well as supportive shoe gear. If this does not help, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

Surgery or nonop Tx: Achilles tendon tears are either treated with nonoperative immobilization in a cast or boot, or by surgery to repair the torn tendon followed by similar immobilization. Talk with your physician to decide together which treatment option is best for your individual circumstance. No one treatment is right for everyone. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old?

Continue stretching.: See your physician to make sure no neurological problems are left untreated. ...Read more

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Which treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old is the very best?

See below: The first thing would be to try stretching and casting. If this does not work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendons injury?

What is the treatment for Achilles tendons injury?

Depends : It all depends on the extend of injury. Achilles tendinitis vs. Rupture have different courses of treatment. For tendinitis physical therapy, orthotics and shoe modification along with stretching can help. For rupture then surgical repair is needed. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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