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What is happening to me its been atleast five days I have discomfort on heel when walking and a tingling or vibrating feeling on my Achilles tendon?

What is happening to me its been atleast five days I have discomfort on heel when walking and a tingling or vibrating feeling on my Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendonopath: Tendonopathy vs neuritis....Get examined. You can try a cushioned heel lift to see if that offers any relief. ...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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What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles' tendon: Itself could be inflamed or degenerated, there may be calcification in the tendon, you can have an inflamed burase, a posterior heel spur or a haglund's deformity which is a protrusion of bone at the superior posterior aspect of the heel bone. ...Read more

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Can a dextrose shot into the heel for a spur make your heel and achilles' tendon pain worse for more than two weeks?

It is possible: This is a form of prolotherpay which evokes an inflammatory response so it can....Apparently this is becoming more popular...Steroid injections was and likely still is the more common injectable. ...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:
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Would it be possible to wear high heels after an Achilles tendon rupture?

While ruptured?: It is possible but not recommended. There are too much risks involved. There will be too much swelling as well. Now if you mean after repair than high heels definitely possible after healing. ...Read more

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What could cause pain under my achilles' tendon (where the tendon attaches to the heel)?

What could cause pain under my achilles' tendon (where the tendon attaches to the heel)?

A spur: Or bone protrusion, an inflammed bursal sac, a tear in the tendon, degeneration or inflammation of the tendon are all real possibilities... ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain under my achilles' tendon where the tendon attaches to the heel?

What to do if I have pain under my achilles' tendon where the tendon attaches to the heel?

Try a heel lift: And possibly try to wear a backless shoe like a clog if possible.....ice is good as is an antiinflammatory....if pain persists seea foot doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain right where the Achilles tendon connects to my heel. How can I fix this?

Achilles: There are a number of causes for pain in this area - seek the help of a podiatrist. ...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 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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What is this dry skin on my Achilles tendon and heel?

What is this dry skin on my Achilles tendon and heel?

Possible fungus: Dry cracked heels could be a sign of a fungal infection. Other causes include constantly wearing open heeled shoes. You can try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day. A skin culture may be helpful if it doesn't improve with otc meds. ...Read more

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I went up on my tip toes and heard a loud pop. It felt like i'd been shot by a bebe gun in my achilles tendon. Heel has hurt since. What can I do?

I went up on my tip toes and heard a loud pop. It felt like i'd been shot by a bebe gun in my achilles tendon. Heel has hurt since. What can I do?

Achilles rupture?: Sounds like you may have ruptured your Achilles' tendon. Get examined by an Orthopedist ASAP. At your age if it's ruptured it will need primary repair. Needs splinting, ice elevation immediately. If u can't get in to see anORS have the ER doc get an MRI. Most times a palpable gap can be palpated in the tendon. A + Thompson test is typical. (lack of plantar flexion w/ comp. Of calf). Good Luck! ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my Achilles tendon?

Should I see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my Achilles tendon?

See a podiatrist!: If you have plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doc). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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As I take my finger from back of heel and up the middle of achilles tendon I feel a vertical split. Is this split the soleus?

No: Both the gastrocnemius and the soleus form the Achilles' tendon. It would not be palpable as a " vertical split" on your Achilles. The gastrocs is superficial to the soleus. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heel and back of ankle pain. On the Achilles' tendon area, higher up in the leg, there is an indention and then a knot above it.

Achilles Rupture: As a sports medicine physician/Trainer I bring some expertise to answering this question. Additionally, I suffer from chronic Achilles tendinitis and once sustained a partial rupture running to catch a bus! This may be a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon or it may be tender nodularity of the calf muscles due to myofasciitis. A rupture limits mobility and ROM of the ankle join. Come see me! ...Read more

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I was born with my left femur 15mm shorter. As a result my achilles' tendon has tightened so much that my heel now sits 2in off ground. Please advise?

There are ways to: Fix this. My question would be has the problem recently been worse as if you are 39 have you tried to correct the problem before or only recently has it worsened?
The achilles/gastroc complex can be strethced, lengthened, the femur can be lengthened. I would recommend a consult with an orthopedist to explore all your options. ...Read more

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I need help determining the discomfort and tingling or vibrating feeling I got on both my Achilles tendon?

I need help determining the discomfort and tingling or vibrating feeling I got on both my Achilles tendon?

Inflammation: While tingling is typically suggestive of nerve irritation, at your age achilles tendinitis or bursitis is much more likely to cause soreness. ...Read more

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I am a rower and I run a lot. I have a pain at the back of my heel. Doctors tell me its calcium depositing on Achilles tendon. What should I do?

Night splint: For when your sleeping to help put a sustained stretch on the achilles. A heel lift or orthotic in the shoe to preload the achilles. If all conservative tx fails, there is always a surgical option. ...Read more

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Start with heel pain, then Achilles tendon pain. Now both gone but pain goes to whole ankle. Feel ankle pain at dawn when sleep as well. No injury.

Plantar fasciitis: This sounds like you had plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. These two conditions commonly occur together. If the whole ankle now hurts other things could be going on as well so you should see a foot and ankle specialist and start doing some Achilles tendon stretching several times a day. ...Read more

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I have pain on the outside of my foot. Dr said it was Achilles' tendon heel spur. How can this be if the swelling and pain are on the side?

I have pain on the outside of my foot. Dr said it was Achilles' tendon heel spur. How can this be if the swelling and pain are on the side?

GOOD POINT: That's a good point. A retrocalcaneal spur should hurt directly behind the heel bone. Talk to your doctor again; make sure he/she knows exactly where the pain is located, and ask them this same question. ...Read more

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I had to have my achilles' tendon and a portion of my heel bone where the Achilles inserts due to infection. What are my option without an achilles?

I had to have my achilles' tendon and a portion of my heel bone where the Achilles inserts due to infection. What are my option without an achilles?

Tendon issues: A couple of options which depend on your ambulatory status. 1. Bracing to support your foot and ankle. 2. Surgical tendon grafting with implant once infection has resolved. Consult your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.

I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.

May be callous: If it is on a place where your shoe rubs the skin, it may be a callous. You may try different shoes that do not rub on that site. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Hit on right heel by shopping cart foot bent under cart heard a pop in my plantar fascia now pain bottom of foot & Achilles tendon what to do?

Hit on right heel by shopping cart foot bent under cart heard a pop in my plantar fascia now pain bottom of foot & Achilles tendon what to do?

Start Now.: By the sound of it, likely a fascia injury and possibly some involvement with the Achilles tendon. These are initially treated in the RICE fashion. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) This will help with the swelling and pain. Avoid bearing weight on the foot until it can be examined and the true extent of the injury can be determined. Use Crutches until you can see a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Had shot of dextrose (prolotherapy) in my achilles' tendon 3hrs ago & my heel & bottom back half of my foot is numb still. Should it be still numb?

Had shot of dextrose (prolotherapy) in my achilles' tendon 3hrs ago & my heel & bottom back half of my foot is numb still. Should it be still numb?

Maybe: The injection could have also contained a local anesthetic, which can last anywhere between 2 to 12 hours. There is a small chance that a nerve was bruised during the injection as well, which could cause some numbness. Either way, it should return to normal after some time. ...Read more

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After a high ankle sprain 6 weeks ago, I am still experiencing discomfort at my achilles' tendon and heel when I plantar flex my foot. Why is this?

After a high ankle sprain 6 weeks ago, I am still experiencing discomfort at my achilles' tendon and heel when I plantar flex my foot. Why is this?

High ankle: Sprain is different than a regular sprain and usually take the syndesmosis tissue longer to heal between tibia and fibula. ...Read more

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I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

Good question: Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder?

See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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