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Bruised Achilles Tendon
My ankle is in severe pain, especially my Achilles' tendon, rolled ankle a week a ago, healed quick, lots of bruising, woke up tonight with pain.
Those darn ankles: Sounds to me like you have done some degree of damage to the soft tissue that envelops the ankle. There could also be some bone damage. I strongly suggest that you seek professional advice and treatment to minimize the possible effects of your injury. ...Read more
I have bilateral pain in my calves and achilles' tendons. Waves of pain in my calves 1-8 on pain scale. Tendons are tender to touch. Ideas?
Tendinitis: You are describing achilles tendinitis. You may have been over training without properly stretching your achilles. The achilles area can get inflamed from short or tight achilles or the gastrosoleus complex. See a podiatrist. Epat may help you too and a stretching program with heel lifts added to orthotics. ...Read more
Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 wks w/ tender achilles. Then 2 doses levofloxacin stopped a week ago, feel like all tendons are being destroyed. Veryworried pls help?
Tendinitis: It is true that Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levofloxacin can cause tendinitis, especially in the Achilles tendon. They also put your tendons at risk of rupturing, so I would recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for the newt few weeks. The tendinitis should go away in a few weeks at the most if you are treating it. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation is best! ...Read more
Surgery: You may need to see a surgeon or a second surgeon if this is after a previous repair. Good luck. ...Read more
If Achilles is torn: It is very difficult, or impossible to lift your body up on the affected side while standing on that foot only. To clarify: while holding on to the arm of a chair pick your good leg off the ground. Try to do a toe raise on the bad leg. This is usually not possible with a torn achilles. ...Read more
Calf muscles: The gastrocnemius and soleal muscles become the achilles' tendon at the myotendinous junction. If these muscles are tight you will feel it in the achilles' tendon. Stretching exercises are necessary to stretch both muscle groups consult either a podiatrist, physical therapist or your family doc for the appropriate stretches to do. ...Read more
Several things: Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds. ...Read more
ICD-9 code 727.67:
Cpt codes are used for achilles tendon treatment ; cpt: 27650 (primary repair), 27652 (primary repair with graft);
icd codes are used to code the diagnosis
in icd-10for an achilles tendon tear that resulted from a traumatic event (such as coming down from a jump shot in basketball), you should report 845.09 (sprains and strains of ankle and foot; ankle. ...Read more
Yes: Almost certainly after it heals.Get a more detailed answer ›
CPT CODE: 27650.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Possible; not likely: Very generic question. Liver transplant is for liver failure. It would depend on the cause and severity of the "bad liver." a liver transplant is done for a very small number of patients with liver injury/disease. The common reasons are cirrhosis or scarring of the liver from infections, alcoholism, and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more
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