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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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How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: If you have completely torn your achilles, then it is not something to ignore. It needs to be evaluated and treated, either by surgery or at least casting. If it is an overuse injury causing tendonitis, then rest, ice and antiinflammatories may help. ...Read more

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What are signs of partial Achilles tendon injury?

Pain, swelling : To the achilles, maybe weakness in plantar flexing the foot. ...Read more

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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for Achilles tendon injuries?

Several things: Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds. ...Read more

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What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from running?

What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from  running?

Rest: This can be very serious and a precursor to rupturing the tendon. You should rest, ice and take time off. If there is any swelling or bruising, or inability to walk, you need to see a dr. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have Achilles tendon injuries?

Possibly: If you have ruptured your tendon you will probably already have had surgical repair and will be on crutches for a while. If you can work effectively such as a desk job, this shouldn't be a problem. But if you need active movement at work, or the circumstances of your crutches and comfort put you or coworkers at risk, then you should stay at home. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?

How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?

Not that common: Although sports medicine specialists will see plenty of these injuries, especially in athletic individuals over the age of 30, the actual prevalence in the community is far less than 5%. Prevention of injury is best course of action, including good pre-participatory conditioning, including foot loading exercises and stretching. ...Read more

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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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How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

How do you get Achilles tendon injury?

Over stretching: Most achilles tendon injuries are either from direct trauma or from overstretching of the foot in a dorsi flexion position, (toes going upward toward the shin. ...Read more

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How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

Several items: As long as you are sure that it is not torn, you can rest it, use ice, compression and elevation. You may want to put a pad in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon when standing & walking. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an Achilles tendon injury?

What are the signs of an Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles problems: Sometimes an in jury to this area feels like a popping and it immediately causes sharp pain and a limp. Pain at the back of the heel, worsened by walking barefoot or trying to toe-raise are also signs. See your local podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles: This can be treated by either your podiatrist or your orthopod. But an evaluation is in order for sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

See a podiatrist: This can be serious and needs to have a tear ruled out. Try elevation of the heel to take pressure off of the achilles, compression wrap and ice. ...Read more

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How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

Immobilization: Hi: the quickest road to recovery is cast immobilization and not try to dance through the injury. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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