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Best Shoes For Achilles Tendon Problems
I've had Achilles tendon pain for 10 weeks after running for 2 days in new running shoes. What are the best supplements to take to heal the tendon?
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
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
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
Brace: Best to use an ankle brace to support the achilles tendon and reduce the motion of the ankle and foot. ...Read more
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
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
When: Pain stops.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 6 m0s ago just finished 10 days on levaquin, now Achilles tendon problem will any other area be affected?
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
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
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?
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?
Often when I run my feet go numb (the shoes are not the problem). Usually begins 30 minutes in after noticing tight calves/achilles. Is that unusual/bad?
ECS?: This sounds like it may be exertional compartment syndrome. In short the tissues of your legs may not be getting enough oxygen. This affects the nerves by causing numbness. Treatment consists of releasing the compartments. Minimally invasive treatment is available. Get a diagnosis, then decide on treatment. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon can help you. Www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more
Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?
Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more
Regular shoes: After you fully recover from surgery, shoe gear modification is not really necessary. If there is not scarring on the back of the heel, then any shoe would be fine. However, you will need time to fully recover. Remember elite athletes who suffer from this injury often need a long time to recover. Please be patient and take care of yourself and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read more
Pain: A full achille's tendon tear causes severe pain in the back of your leg, difficulty walking on the affected leg and possibly a "snapping" sound at the time of injury. A partial tear will cause pain and weakness in the affected leg. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms. ...Read more
Ice: I tell my patients up to 4 times a day for about 15-20 min. Do not apply directly on skin. Wrap ice in a small towel to prevent burns. ...Read more
Ice, rest and heel l: Achilles tendons have poor blood supply. Therefore they tend to heal from injury slowly. It is important to rest the tendon. Apply ice and use a heel lift to reduce pressure on the tendon. Also use of a running shoe, with good heel support may be beneficial. If ipain does not improve, see a sports podiatrist. ...Read more