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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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I have Achilles tendonitis and my knee keeps popping out and I dance and I'm like in tears sometimes should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?

I have Achilles tendonitis and my knee keeps popping out and I dance and I'm like in tears sometimes should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?

Knee brace: I would try soft elastic knee brace that you can slide over on your knees. As well as the same type of ankle brace. But if condition continues, I would have the areas exam. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause swelling, what feels like squeezing in the deep center tissue and hair loss in the same leg?

I don't believe it: Causes hair loss. Also, Achilles tendonitis for the most part occurs closer to the attachment at the heel, as one goes higher in the leg near the calf this tendon becomes the gastrocnemius muscle. If you have pain in the calf region a DVT or clot must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Stretching: Frequent stretching of the tendon is helpful. There is some concerns with quinalones and tendon ruptures. You might be better off with a different antibiotic if you have an infection. ...Read more

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I am training for marathon. I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis on the right leg. Its been two weeks and my right leg is better but now I have it in my left leg. When to call off the race?

I am training for marathon. I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis on the right leg. Its been two weeks and my right leg is better but now I have it in my left leg. When to call off the race?

See Podiatrist: For evaluation. Perhaps there is a simple reason why this is occurring and it can be treated. When is marathon? If it is a long tme away, wait until it is evaluated. ...Read more

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Is there ever a relationship between leg cramps and Achilles tendonitis?

Not usually: The only relation between these two events is that with achilles tendinitis you may be limping or favoring your leg putting unusual stress on the leg causing leg cramps. ...Read more

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I am a runner. I have been having pain on the back of my heel that I think might be Achilles tendonitis. Now I have pain below my kneecap. Right leg.

Achilles Tendonitis: Yes you most likely have Achilles tendonitis and runner's knee. Both are caused by high impact activities and repetitive stress on the tendons. I recommend you see a specialist for evaluation. You most likely need arch support and training to improve your running mechanics. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?

Is it common to experience knee pain and have the feeling that your knee is giving out, when you have patellar tendonitis?

Yes: When you have knee pain, especially involving your extensor mechanism (quad muscle, tendon, patella, patellar tendon) you don't fire your quad right and this can cause feelings if weakness or buckling. Rehabilitatin should help this. ...Read more

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I have knee pain every night. I know it's not from over exercising. I have tendonitis in wrists but don't know if it's related. Doctor dismissed it.?

I have knee pain every night. I know it's not from over exercising. I have tendonitis in wrists but don't know if it's related. Doctor dismissed it.?

Seek 2nd opinon: Persistent pain should always be evaluated further. If your dr decided no further eval needed but nothing has been done yet- then I recommend you seek eval from doctor who can create a plan to evaluate and/or treat you. ...Read more

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How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

How should I treat knee pain (i believe tendonitis) from running and how long does it take to heal?

Rest, ice anti-inflm: Tendinitis or sprain can take 1-2 weeks. Would recommend rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories such as alleve, naprosyn (naproxen) etc (with food). The the knee, I would also recommend quadriceps strengthening exercises - straight leg raises lying flat on the back. ...Read more

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Painful hamstring tendonitis & knee pain while walking. KT tape & Ibuprofen helps a bit. I stretch. How do I minimize the pain? What else can I do?

Painful hamstring tendonitis & knee pain while walking. KT tape & Ibuprofen helps a bit. I stretch. How do I minimize the pain? What else can I do?

Varies: It really depends on the specific etiology of the problem itself. Once the root cause is addressed, the symptoms should dissipate. Don't hesitate to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for knee pain stemming from tendinitis?

What's the best remedy for knee pain stemming from tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Usually consider rest, ice, compression, elevation, progressive light stretching. Possible short-term bracing, nsaids, laser/modalities/pt, etc. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

How can I tell if my knee pain is the result of bone on bone or if it is just tendinitis? I have the clicking sensation when I bend my knee.

Imaging studies: You seem young for "bone on bone" disease (AKA advanced arthritis). Xrays would be helpful as an initial screening imaging study to check for arthritis of your knee. If it is tendinitis, the majority of the time it is patellar tendinitis and is usually physical therapy responsive (with or without additional help with NSAIDs which are medications like ibuprofen, naprosyn). ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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