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How is Achilles tendon transfer performed. How long is the recovery?

How is Achilles tendon transfer performed. How long is the recovery?

Up to 3-6 months: Could be a minimum of 3 months and could be up to 6 months or even more. Depending on the specific type of surgery done. ...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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My Achilles tendon has been hurting for a long time. What should I do about my Achilles tendon?

Rest it if it hurts: If your achilles tendon hurts after an exercise or similar activity, find out if there is swelling and/or a bruise at the site of pain; and whether you can rise on the heel on that side. If swelling and bruise are also present, follow the rice regimen, then find a foot specialist in your area to make an appointment.A thompson test and feeling for a dell at site of pain would indicate tendo rupture. ...Read more

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I completely severedmy right Achilles tendon in july 2013. What is the healing time and possible residual effects?

3-6 months: It needed surgery. You probably need to be in a cast non weightbearing for 12+ weeks but if it was completely severed it should have been surgically reattached. If it didn't reattach with immobilization the consequences are serious. You should have this looked at. I hope it is not too late. ...Read more

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I am bothered by discomfort in my foot. Starts at the Achilles tendon and goes to the outside of my foot. It doesn't bother all the time. Thoughts?

Peroneal tendonitis : You should get examined with diagnostic testing such as us or x-ray. It sounds like peroneal tendonitis which can start at the achilles area and be painful on the outside of the foot. Does it hurt when your foot inverts? ...Read more

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When i walk on high heels for a long time i start to get a pain in my achilles' tendon, should I get it checked out?

Quit It! :): How does the old joke go... Doc it hurts when I do this. Well then don't do that. I would stop the high heels, stretch your achilles, calf muscles and plantar fascia every day for 10 min and if it's still bugging you after a few weeks see your doc. ...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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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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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