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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Support Braces

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With Achilles tendon rupture is a third option to not repair or brace?

With Achilles tendon rupture is a third option to not repair or brace?

Achilles rupture: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the history and why you are looking for a third option. In the healthy patient, i wouldn't recommend to a patient not have their achilles tendon repaired surgically or conservatively treated with casting. Patients who are not surgical candidates and do not or can not heal via casting require a brace to assist in gait. ...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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What's the best ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What's the best ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

See your doctor: As a decision to operate or not needs to be made. Having said that bledsoe makes a nice achilles tendon brace. But, you should be followed by a doctor. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Which is the most effective ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Bauerfind!!!!!: If you are asking about a brace after the tendon has been repaired, i recommend a bauerfind achilles tendonitis ankle brace. It is a neoprene sleeve with soft gel padding on both sides of the achilles' tendon. ...Read more

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Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?

Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?

Needs rest: If you continue to walk on an injured area it does not get rest to help the body heal it. ...Read more

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What can I do to take care of my Achilles tendon injury? I can't put any weight on it without pain.

Immobilize : It sounds severe if you can't put weight on it. You need crutches, and see specialist. It could be ruptured. Ice, compression, and elevation will relieve pain. ...Read more

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Even the lightest strike on my HEEL gives immense pain. But it doesn't affect me when I'm playing .Just wanted to know how bad is my achilles tendon?

Even the lightest strike on my HEEL gives immense pain. But it doesn't affect me when I'm playing .Just wanted to know how bad is my achilles tendon?

Orthopaedics consult: It sounds like you may have inflammation in your Achilles tendon area, maybe enesthitis. Exercise works out the inflammation, making it feel better. Visit an orthopaedic surgeon. No substitute for rest and healing, but anti-inflammatory medicines, ice, exercises and injections can help. After exam and imaging, surgical options may be possible. Read this: http://tinyurl.com/hueo23b ...Read more

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As of 2-3 weeks ago, i've felt and heard my achilles' tendon snap almost daily. The noise is a bit as if snapping fingers. It doesn't hurt when it snaps, but i did feel pain in the area for a few days?

Maybe...: Not your achilles tendon but another tendon in the back of your ankle ( tendon to the great toe). It is common for it to trigger or snap when an inflamed portion goes in and out of a tunnel that holds it in place. See a doc for an evaluation and possible ultrasound or mri. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of my right Achilles tendon where it meets my heel. I haven't ran for a week and have been icing it but it is not improving.?

Achilles tendinitis : You need to have a podiatrist check out the problem. You have insertional achilles tendinitis which is causing the pain. Are you stretching before and after your run? You should also take a NSAID if you can and start physical therapy. ...Read more

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Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

You may have : An equinis deformity or contracted steer muscle group whether it be the Achilles' tendon or gastrocnemius muscle. I'm not sure if you wear high heels but high heels cause the Achilles to contract and so they are not particularly healthy for the tendon. Eccentric excercises, stretching are good, you may need the help of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Curious as to why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury or degeneration?

Curious as to why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury or degeneration?

The body can: If yours isn't, then you need to seek medical attention to find out why and what can be done. ...Read more

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