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What are the types of Achilles tendon rehab?

What are the types of Achilles tendon rehab?

Physical therapy: Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view) most of the treatments for Achilles tendon injuries revolve around a good physical therapist. Inquire about a referral to one; or get with your primary care doctor to discuss this further. ...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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How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

Rehab: Rehabilitation for a surgically treated Achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an Achilles tear. ...Read more

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What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion. ...Read more

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What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

What is the rehab following Achilles tendon repair usually involve?

Strength and ROM: Typically after an Achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibility. It is an area that must be rehabbed carefuly, as reinjuring the tendon is possible and certainly not ideal. ...Read more

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Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab. ...Read more

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What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

No name: Ice, crutches, elastic bandage, elevation, anti inflammatory MEDS, heel lift

Exercise, physical therapy

You need guidance see your physician ...Read more

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Where can I find a list of doctors/physical therapists that do functional rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Ruptures?

Online: You may do a quick google search for Orthopedic or Urgent Care centers online for a provider near you who may help. Otherwise, call your insurance provider or visit their website online for a list of covered providers. ...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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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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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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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?

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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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

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I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

Variable: Your symptoms do suggest a nerve stretch injury. To be sure get examined by an ors. Nerve 'stretch' injuries can improve w/in weeks but sometimes take months! ...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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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?

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

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I was just wondering how can I lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Mainly 2 options: Stretching vs surgical procedures
see your foot and ankle doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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