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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Achilles tendon repair, can it cause cramp?

Achilles tendon repair, can it cause cramp?

Yes: Cramps can certainly happen after surgery. If extremely painful the could be a DVT which needs to be checked asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


Dr. Donald Colantino
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I am getting frequent cramps in my achilles tendon. it feels almost like someone is pinching is and holding on. What could be causing this?

I am getting frequent cramps in my achilles tendon. it feels almost like someone is pinching is and holding on. What could be causing this?

Achilles: This could simply be strain from overuse and inadequate footwear, or it could be tendonitis but it would be unusual to have bilateral Achilles tendonitis simultaneously. Try different footwear,rest and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen. Physical therapy may help.If your symptoms persist,see a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

Tendinitis.: If the tendon is inflammed, it results in Achilles tendinitis. The pain is usually resolved with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
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What can cause my Achilles tendon to hurt?

Overuse: It could be over stretch from too much activity. Trauma would create pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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What can cause my Achilles tendon to hurt sometimes?

Inflammation: Achilles' tendon pain is usually caused by 1) tendinitis 2) bursitis 3) sprain. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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What can cause you to have constant itchy Achilles tendon?

What can cause you to have constant itchy Achilles tendon?

Irritation: If the shoes rubs on the tendon it can irritate the skin and create an itching feeling. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Lisch
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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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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
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What can cause my Achilles tendon to keep popping?

Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it is likely rubbing on a small, fluid-filled sac underneath called the retrocalcaneal bursa. If it is painful and avoiding irritating shoes doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist. Sometimes a steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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