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Doctor insights on: How To Strengthen Your Achilles Tendon

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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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I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

First: Give it time to heal. Then discuss specific exercise to strengthen that particular injury and he/she may send you for physical therapy. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my weak Achilles tendon?

Controlled stretch: One-leg calf stretches can be performed by placing your hands on a wall keeping one leg straight behind you and the other bent. Keeping your back heel on the floor, lean your hips forward, stretching the back calf muscle. Alternate the sides to stretch both calves. Stretching should be started gradually with three sets of 10 repetitions for strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

Need a diagnosis: A "tendon" is rarely "weak." if the muscles that form the achilles (gastrocnemius and soleus) are weak a physical therapy program can be of benefit. ...Read more

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Can i tear my Achilles tendon?

You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a palpable knot in the back or above the back of the heel, and bearing weight there is quite painful and/or difficult. See a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it. Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things. 1. Hyperextension 2. Direct trauma ...Read more

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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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How can I heal hurt Achilles tendon?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Use a heel lift in your shoes to take pressure off the achilles tendon. If persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Where is the Achilles tendon located?

Anatomy: The achilles tendon is composed of 2 different muscles that start on the back side of your thigh and leg; they join together and then insert on the back portion of your heel or calcaneus. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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