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Can a pinched tibial nerve in the lower extremity cause a swollen/inflamed Achilles and paratendon? Rupture ruled out by doctor.
It could cause: You to walk funny and hence injure it. I wouldn't worry so much what caused what as opposed to just fixing what is wrong. ...Read more
Yes, sometimes: You may get some relief of pain and inflammation from otc nsaids. Topical nsaids may also help. I would suggest resting the area, use ice, lift the heel with a heel lift, and avoid exercises that may stress the achilles. A physician or physical therapist may be able to tape the foot in plantarflexion for immediate relief of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest!: Tendon injuries take time to heal but usually heal on their own. Rest your leg, ice it, compress it, elevate it, take anti-inflamatories, and slowly begin stretching it as it heals (but don't over do it). Do not over stress it and it will heal over time. If you try to soon u may re-injure it and will take longer to get well. ...Read more
Yes, usually: If the blood supply is good to the area and if pressure is taken off the achilles tendon, it will usually heal. However, it takes a long time for tendons to mend and they always mend with scar tissue. Some people heal unremarkably and others always have some swelling and tenderness, depending on how well the tendon heals. If tear is large, surgery may be required to repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching(dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. First get eval by a podiatrist then they will guide you when physical therapy is right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer