Top 20 Doctor insights on: Achilles tendon popping sound

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In ballet class, I experienced a popping sound and painless sensation in the area of my left Achilles tendon. What could this be?

In ballet class, I experienced a popping sound and painless sensation in the area of my left Achilles tendon. What could this be?

Sprain vs. Tear: It would be best to see a Podiatrist for a quick evaluation and diagnosis as this could be a sprain or represent a small tear. Additional possibilities include tendonitis or even an impingement syndrome. With an accurate diagnosis your MD can determine if stretching, an anti-inflammatory, rest/ice/massage or some time with a Physical therapist is the next step. Keep me posted if you can. ...Read more

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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I hear a popping sound followed by pain in the area where my Achilles Tendon is. This only happens whenever I stand on my tiptoes. What could be wrong?

I hear a popping sound followed by pain in the area where my Achilles Tendon is. This only happens whenever I stand on my tiptoes. What could be wrong?

Tendonitis: Any of a number of abnormalities in the Achilles' tendon itself would seem most likely among multiple potential considerations. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my Achilles tendon is making a popping noise whenever I walk? How can I fix it?

Should I be worried if my Achilles tendon is making a popping noise whenever I walk? How can I fix it?

See below: Most likely it's not the achilles but the ankle joint and it is perfectly normal as long as the popping is not associated with a sharp pain. If the tendon feels weak or has been injured a boot or brace may be warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause my Achilles tendon to keep popping?

What can cause my Achilles tendon to keep popping?

Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it is likely rubbing on a small, fluid-filled sac underneath called the retrocalcaneal bursa. If it is painful and avoiding irritating shoes doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist. Sometimes a steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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Every time I stretch my Achilles tendon by kneeling, I get a sharp pain and sometimes even a popping sensation. I have had this for about 2 weeks. Oh, and by the way, I am a cross country runner in the middle of my summer training. What could be wrong?

Every time I stretch my Achilles tendon by kneeling, I get a sharp pain and sometimes even a popping sensation. I have had this for about 2 weeks. Oh, and by the way, I am a cross country runner in the middle of my summer training. What could be wrong?

Achilles pain: KaelenG276~ you have Achilles tendonitis and with all the popping and squeezing going on I would be fearful that you were imminently going to rupture the tendon. STOP RUNNING STAT! Make an appt to see an Orthopedic, Podiatrist, or an PT who specializes in Sports Medicine to concur. DO NOT RUN TILL YOU HAVE DONE THIS! Apply some ice if painful but DO NOT STRETCH till one of the specialists say so ...Read more

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Every once in a great while, it sounds like my Achilles tendon pops, but only when I go to stand on my tip toes. It never hurts.?

Ankle Popping: We really don't know why joints pop. Theories include a suction pop, a rough joint, catching lining and, my favorite, GOK-God Only Knows. It is harmless unless painful & swollen. The achilles has a sleeve covering and an old injury could have compromised it and, in your case it causes an irregularity & narrowing of the sheath that pops when the inner tendon rubs through that narrowed spot. ...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

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How did the Achilles tendon get its name?

Its a Myth: This may be the origin
Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I keep my Achilles tendon healthy?

Stretching: Key to keeping achilles healthy and functional is to keep it supple by stretching and maintaining flexibility. Proper nutrition and maintaining normal BMI helps too. ...Read more

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Bets way to deal with Achilles tendon pain?

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

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What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

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

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How serious is it when an Achilles tendon snaps?

See below: If by snap you mean rupture it can be very serious. Because you loose control to point your foot downward. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendon: Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the back of your heel.. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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