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Knot On Achilles Tendon
See a doctor: This is often a sign of a partial tear, but certainly some sort of damage to the area. Get it healed up before it gets worse.See 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing heel and back of ankle pain. On the Achilles' tendon area, higher up in the leg, there is an indention and then a knot above it.
Achilles Rupture: As a sports medicine physician/Trainer I bring some expertise to answering this question. Additionally, I suffer from chronic Achilles tendinitis and once sustained a partial rupture running to catch a bus! This may be a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon or it may be tender nodularity of the calf muscles due to myofasciitis. A rupture limits mobility and ROM of the ankle join. Come see me!
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!
Achilles Tendon Surg: Achilles tendon transfer surgery is where the tendon is moved from the back of your heel forward to the top of your heel. This is done with neurologically spastic patients where you want the tendon to work but not so powerfully.See 1 more doctor answer
Often clinical dx: The signs of this are often fairly typical and a physician is usually able to tell with a simple examination; both palpation of the tendon and a test call the thompson test are easy techniques. A surgeon may order an MRI for preoperative planning if needed.See 2 more doctor answers
Rest / Rehabilitate: Treatment for mild achilles tendon problems includes rest, immobilization, and anti-inflammatory medication. You may benefit with well-cushioned shoes with a slight heel lift. Treatment for severe problems, such as a torn or ruptured tendon, may include surgery or immobilization via a cast, splint, brace, or walking boot, exercise, either in physical therapy or in a rehab program can also help.See 2 more doctor answers
Pain: A full achille's tendon tear causes severe pain in the back of your leg, difficulty walking on the affected leg and possibly a "snapping" sound at the time of injury. A partial tear will cause pain and weakness in the affected leg. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms.See 3 more doctor answers
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.
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