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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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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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Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Options: It may take a physical examination to get to the bottom of things. Clearly, it could be a "growth" or just an enlargement of existing tissues. The enlargement could be from the bone immediately under the tendon, on the tendon or from the tissues immediately on top of the tendon. Whether it is new growth, part of a repair process or due to mechanical irritation are just some of the subtleties. ...Read more

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Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...Read more

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My active, athletic 19-year old son has pain in his Achilles tendon. He also feels a slight bump. What is it and what to do?

My active, athletic 19-year old son has pain in his Achilles tendon. He also feels a slight bump. What is it and what to do?

Go see the doctor...: The achilles tendon may have been injury and the bump may be noting the area. Have it checked because the injury may have occurred days, weeks, months before and the "bump" may be scar tissue that has developed. If unchecked, there is a risk of rupture. Don't wait until that happens. See the doctor and have it examined properly. ...Read more

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Soft bulge like bump between inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon. Painless and has been here about a year. Doesn't move around. What is this?

Soft bulge like bump between inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon. Painless and has been here about a year. Doesn't move around. What is this?

Have it evaluated: Please have this evaluated. Most masses in this area are benign, but prompt evaluation is always the best medicine. May have to have an MRI for evaluation. A good physical exam of the area will be helpful. See your foot and ankle specialists! ...Read more

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Painless bumps on the back of both Achilles tendons?

Retrocalcaneal spur?: If the bumps are located at or near the site of the achilles tendon attachement to the heel bone (calcaneus), these painless bumps are known as retrocalcaneal bursitis. If foot xrays are taken and reveal a bone spur, then the condition is called retrocalcaneal exostosis. The bursitis is usually worsened in presence of the spur, the larger the spur, the worse the bursitis. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Without seeing: The lesions I am not sure what they are. Any lesion that would bleed though would concern me and i would likely biopsy for definitive diagnosis and treatment. In that region i would perform a shave biopsy of one of the lesions. ...Read more

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My achilles tendion is very painful even at rest n has a bump n I am now feeling it in my calf as well. There is also calcium buildup on it. Options?

My achilles tendion is very painful even at rest n has a bump n I am now feeling it in my calf as well. There is also calcium buildup on it. Options?

Once you complain: Of pain extending into the calf a DVT should be ruled out as a primary concern. What has been done for treatment if the Achilles tendonitis to date? We're xrays performed? Do you have a haglund's deformity or posterior spur? Need to know these things. ...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?

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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How long does Achilles tendon healing take?

Depends: It depends on the type of injury. Achilles injuries are very susceptible to not want to heal if progressed sooner than necessary. A strain may take up to 6 weeks to heal, whereas a tear may require surgery and up to 6 months with physical therapy. An exam with possible MRI may be needed if you already have not had one yet. ...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 causes your Achilles tendon to tighten?

Lack of stretch: If you are not stretching enough and then complicate the issue by trying to exercise by running, etc. You will get a tight achilles. When you overuse the achilles without a proper warmup the calf muscle will lose it's oxygen, creating occasional cramping and tightening. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I stretch my injured Achilles tendon?

Carefully: If your achilles is already injured you need to be careful to not overstretch and risk rupture. ...Read more

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What can cause a partial Achilles tendon tear?

Many things: Usually achilles tendon tears are caused by rapid contraction of your calf muscle while your foot is being dorsiflexed. Some medical conditions and prescription drugs can weaken tendons and place you at greater risk for injury. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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