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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Problems

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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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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago just finished 10 days on levaquin, now Achilles tendon problem will any other area be affected?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago  just finished 10 days on levaquin,  now Achilles tendon problem   will any other area be affected?

Shoulder and knee: The quinolone antibiotics are associated with tendonopathies, degeneration, that may lead to frank rupture of the rotator cuff(shoulder), or infra patellar tendon(knee) as well as the achilles tendon. Please see your orthopedist s for consultation. ...Read more

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I am 57 yrs.Old, working as a sales assistant. My left Achilles tendon has got a problem. Doctor suggested for an operation. Severe paining.

I am 57 yrs.Old, working as a sales assistant. My left Achilles tendon has got a problem. Doctor suggested for an operation. Severe paining.

Details.: An operation to do what? Without knowing the specifics of what your doctor's assessment is, it is impossible to either agree or not agree with the plan of surgery. There are several treatment options to be tried before doing surgery on the Achilles. I can only wonder if these have been tried. ...Read more

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A friend is taking a road trip 6 weeks after Achilles tendon surgery. What problems could he have? What preventative measures should be taken?

Prevention: The first thing that comes to mind is to safeguard against developing a dvt( deep vein thrombus, blood clot). Wearing compression stockings and moving your legs ( flex at hip and knee) at least every 30 minutes are good measures to take. ...Read more

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Training for a trek I developed a problem with my Achilles tendon, what should I do now?

R.I.C.E.: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care should begin with ice, rest, and a compressive wrap. Early range of motion is important when pain allows. Medications and physical therapy can be helpful as well. If pain persists, see an orthopedic specialist for further guidance. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot bend my toes inward because my Achilles tendon hurts too much, what is the problem?

Flexor hallucis: It is possible what you are feeling is actually pain involving the flexor hallucis longus tendon eg. The one that bends your big toe down as it proceeds from its muscle belly and courses to the toe it runs in the same area as the achilles' tendon actually beneath it. ...Read more

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I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening(z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist. ...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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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