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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.

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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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Will any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents help with Achilles tendonitis?

Will any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents help with Achilles tendonitis?

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 more

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How do I fix my Achilles injury?

How do I fix my Achilles injury?

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

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Does a partial Achilles tear mend?

Does a partial Achilles tear mend?

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 more

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What is Achilles paratenonitis from?

What is Achilles paratenonitis from?

It is a form : Of injury to the tendon so anything can really cause it, any stress or strain on the tendon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tear?

What are the symptoms of an Achilles tear?

Sudden snap and pain: Patient's will usually experience a sudden snap, loss of function, pain in the back of the ankle. There is usually inability to propel off the foot. Sometimes one can feel a space in the tendon. ...Read more

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What should I do for Achilles creaking and pain?

What should I do for Achilles creaking and pain?

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 more

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How long does it take for an Achilles to reattach?

How long does it take for an Achilles to reattach?

Achilles: It depends upon the injury, the quality of the tissue, the quality of the blood supply, and the type of treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do or take to help with the Achilles?

See below: If you have injured the Achilles then rest it and apply a heel lift to remove the strain. If swollen or painful then take some Advil or Aleve (naproxen) ...Read more