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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

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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Itchy red bite-like blotch on Achilles' tendon. Thought it was a bite. Hasn't gone away in 3weeks. Size of thumb, bumpy?

Itchy red bite-like blotch on Achilles' tendon. Thought it was a bite. Hasn't gone away in 3weeks. Size of thumb, bumpy?

Hard to say: Without seeing it, but I'd advise you to have it checked out since it doesn't belong. If you wanted to try something prior to seeing a doctor I would try a topical OTC steroid cream. I.e 1percent hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Without seeing: The lesions I am not sure what they are. Any lesion that would bleed though would concern me and i would likely biopsy for definitive diagnosis and treatment. In that region i would perform a shave biopsy of one of the lesions. ...Read more

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Hi is it possible to be allergic to certain shoes? I have itchy bumps on both my Achilles' tendons and up both legs...? Thanks

Hi is it possible to be allergic to certain shoes? I have itchy bumps on both my Achilles' tendons and up both legs...? Thanks

Allergy to anything: is possible, Why? Allergy reflects a human response, often involving immune system, & humans (as sensitive intelligent creatures) can respond in all kinds of ways to almost any stimulus, situation or thing. All this is coordinated at a mind/brain level, yet often promoted as only a mysterious body response with treatments for only symptom(s) offered/promoted. Bigger picture routinely more helpful. ...Read more

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Scraped Achilles heel 6-8 wks ago, gets red and itchy at night despite being healed...why?

Scraped Achilles heel 6-8 wks ago, gets red and itchy at night despite being healed...why?

Perhaps it is not: healed, if it was I would not expect the redness and the itchiness….try a topical steroid cream and if no improvement see a foot doc. ...Read more

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I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

I have a reaction to steri strips for my Achilles rupture surgery 2 weeks ago. What can I put on the hives? Itchy and painful, don't want to scratch.

See your surgeon: Achilles' tendon repair incisions can be 'tricky' as the tendon is nearly subcutaneous. Any non- healing wounds here or incisional 'rashes' should be seen by your surgeon promptly to avoid skin/ wound breakdown.In my experience the reaction to the steri-strips is usually a reaction to the benzoin used to keep the strips' sticky'and not the strips themselves. See your surgeon! Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

Several things: You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor.
The back of your foot will be swollen and painful. ...Read more

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What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

What should I do if i reruptured my Achilles tendon?

Surgery: You may need to see a surgeon or a second surgeon if this is after a previous repair. Good luck. ...Read more

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Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Options: It may take a physical examination to get to the bottom of things. Clearly, it could be a "growth" or just an enlargement of existing tissues. The enlargement could be from the bone immediately under the tendon, on the tendon or from the tissues immediately on top of the tendon. Whether it is new growth, part of a repair process or due to mechanical irritation are just some of the subtleties. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon healing take?

Depends: It depends on the type of injury. Achilles injuries are very susceptible to not want to heal if progressed sooner than necessary. A strain may take up to 6 weeks to heal, whereas a tear may require surgery and up to 6 months with physical therapy. An exam with possible MRI may be needed if you already have not had one yet. ...Read more

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What are the types of Achilles tendon rehab?

What are the types of Achilles tendon rehab?

Physical therapy: Unfortunately(or fortunately depending on your point of view) most of the treatments for Achilles tendon injuries revolve around a good physical therapist. Inquire about a referral to one; or get with your primary care doctor to discuss this further. ...Read more

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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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How can I stretch my injured Achilles tendon?

How can I stretch my injured Achilles tendon?

Carefully: If your achilles is already injured you need to be careful to not overstretch and risk rupture. ...Read more

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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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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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How can you lose weight around your Achilles tendon?

How can you lose weight around your Achilles tendon?

Several ways: General weight loss and dieting will help. You may also consider massaging the foot and ankle, as well as, hydrotherapy. If you have access to a pool, you may want to sit next to the jet stream and let the jet stream massage both ankles. Exercise, such as walking or running daily, will be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to rupture my Achilles tendon?

Any injury is : Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more

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What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

If Achilles is torn: It is very difficult, or impossible to lift your body up on the affected side while standing on that foot only. To clarify: while holding on to the arm of a chair pick your good leg off the ground. Try to do a toe raise on the bad leg. This is usually not possible with a torn achilles. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a partial Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: The best way to tell is to have a diagnostic ultrasound done to tell the extent of injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

Rehab: Rehabilitation for a surgically treated Achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an Achilles tear. ...Read more

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Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the Achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...Read more

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Why does my Achilles tendon continue to hurt after jumping?

Why does my Achilles tendon continue to hurt after jumping?

Potential injury: Pain is a symptom of injury which can run the spectrum from mild strain to full tear. A full tear is not the current concern since that would prevent even normal walking. You likely have an Achilles tendonitis (inflammation). At worst an impending tear is present. Avoid further jumping until you can be evaluated by your physician or health care provider. ...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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Are you supposed to walk if you have mild Achilles tendon pain?

If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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