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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.

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

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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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?

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

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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

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What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

Several things: You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful. ...Read more

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What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

Surgery: You may need to see a surgeon or a second surgeon if this is after a previous repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the types of Achilles tendon rehab?

What are the types of Achilles tendon rehab?

Physical therapy: Unfortunately(or fortunately depending on your point of view) most of the treatments for achilles tendon injuries revolve around a good physical therapist. Inquire about a referral to one; or get with your primary care doctor to discuss this further. ...Read more

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What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

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

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Why my Achilles tendon burn?

Why my Achilles tendon burn?

A few things: It could be achilles tendinitis, a bursitis, a never irritation or something else. Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist should help provide a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tight Achilles tendon?

What are the causes of a tight Achilles tendon?

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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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