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What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...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 can one put in shoe when achilles' tendon removed?

What can one put in shoe when achilles' tendon removed?

This woulda: Depend on the function of your foot. You may need a brace if the foot is not functioning properly. If it is then why do you need anything? ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon always hurts. Does it have to do with the type of shoes?

My Achilles tendon always hurts. Does it have to do with the type of shoes?

It can: Shoes of varying types can cause pain to the Achilles attachment (tendon) or associated bursa. Several mechanisms can produce this from lack of arch support if you pronate to repetitive direct heel contact with the back part of the shoe. See a local foot specialist and they should be able to help. ...Read more

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Hi is it possible to be allergic to certain shoes? I have itchy bumps on both my Achilles' tendons and up both legs...? Thanks

Hi is it possible to be allergic to certain shoes? I have itchy bumps on both my Achilles' tendons and up both legs...? Thanks

Allergy to anything: Is possible, Why? Allergy reflects a human response, often involving immune system, & humans (as sensitive intelligent creatures) can respond in all kinds of ways to almost any stimulus, situation or thing. All this is coordinated at a mind/brain level, yet often promoted as only a mysterious body response with treatments for only symptom (s) offered/promoted. Bigger picture routinely more helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strap up an Achilles tendon injury?

Brace: Best to use an ankle brace to support the achilles tendon and reduce the motion of the ankle and foot. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

Rest: Initially, rest is best. Ice and later heat are helpful. Determining reason why you developed this is key. Is the tendon excessively tight, are you getting enough support ect. Then preventative care can be obtained. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot bend my toes inward because my Achilles tendon hurts too much, what is the problem?

Flexor hallucis: It is possible what you are feeling is actually pain involving the flexor hallucis longus tendon eg. The one that bends your big toe down as it proceeds from its muscle belly and courses to the toe it runs in the same area as the achilles' tendon actually beneath it. ...Read more

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Training for a trek I developed a problem with my Achilles tendon, what should I do now?

R.I.C.E.: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care should begin with ice, rest, and a compressive wrap. Early range of motion is important when pain allows. Medications and physical therapy can be helpful as well. If pain persists, see an orthopedic specialist for further guidance. ...Read more

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I am 57 yrs. Old, working as a sales assistant. My left Achilles tendon has got a problem. Doctor suggested for an operation. Severe paining.

I am 57 yrs. Old, working as a sales assistant. My left Achilles tendon has got a problem. Doctor suggested for an operation. Severe paining.

Details.: An operation to do what? Without knowing the specifics of what your doctor's assessment is, it is impossible to either agree or not agree with the plan of surgery. There are several treatment options to be tried before doing surgery on the Achilles. I can only wonder if these have been tried. ...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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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago just finished 10 days on levaquin, now Achilles tendon problem will any other area be affected?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago just finished 10 days on levaquin, now Achilles tendon problem will any other area be affected?

Shoulder and knee: The quinolone antibiotics are associated with tendonopathies, degeneration, that may lead to frank rupture of the rotator cuff (shoulder), or infra patellar tendon (knee) as well as the achilles tendon. Please see your orthopedist s for consultation. ...Read more

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I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening (z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist. ...Read more

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What's the best thing you can do for aching Achilles tendons?

Get examined!: Achilles' tendons that become 'inflamed' (tendinitis) often respond well to a trial of NSAIDs (ibuprofen), rest from activities which are aggravating them, and sometimes a small lift in the shoe you are wearing that decreases the 'stress' on the tendon. Other conditions need to be 'ruled out' ('pump bumps', bursitis, partial tears, etc.) so see your ORS or Podiatrist for evaluation. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?

I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?

Evaluation: I would highly recommend a lower extremity evaluation by a certified podiatrist.
The in toeing could be causing stress on the achilles tendon thus resulting in inflamation. ...Read more

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Old, flat shoes never a problem before cut skin on achilles on both feet while walking. Had to stiffen my leg when walking from pain now calves hurt?

Old, flat shoes never a problem before cut skin on achilles on both feet while walking. Had to stiffen my leg when walking from pain now calves hurt?

Change foot gear: With your compensatory gait changes to avoid irritation of the injured skin on the Achilles you are straining your calf muscles. Wear comfortable wedge soled shoes and cover the injured area with padded band aid. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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