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Out of nowhere, i developed sudden pain in my right ankle on and beside my Achilles tendon. Its a constant ache and i can't recall injury to it. Help?

Out of nowhere, i developed sudden pain in my right ankle on and beside my Achilles tendon. Its a constant ache and i can't recall injury to it. Help?

Tendinitis : Sometimes build up over a long period of time of constant overuse can result in tendinitis of the achilles' tendon. Rest, icing and anti inflammatory meds should help. If symptoms continue or get worse, make an appointment with your pcp. ...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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58y/o female- sore, warm to the touch, quarter sized lumps below her Achilles' tendon. Will call doc Monday if not gone, but could this be gout?

58y/o female- sore, warm to the touch, quarter sized lumps below her Achilles' tendon. Will call doc Monday if not gone, but could this be gout?

Is it possible? Yes: Does it sound like it? Not really. First off that's not really a joint area and gout usually affects joints. Without seeing the lumps it is hard to take a guess....I am it sure why hey would "disappear" by Monday.....if there is anyway you can show us a picture that would be helpful in us helping you. ...Read more

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I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain.  I  wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

Good question: Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder? See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more

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Both of my achilles' tendons are really sore, what to do?

Both of my achilles' tendons are really sore, what to do?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation i would also put a lift in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon. ...Read more

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What's the best thing you can do for aching Achilles tendons?

What's the best thing you can do for aching Achilles tendons?

Get examined!: Achilles' tendons that become 'inflamed'( tendinitis) often respond well to a trial of NSAIDs( ibuprofen) , rest from activities which are aggravating them, and sometimes a small lift in the shoe you are wearing that decreases the 'stress' on the tendon. Other conditions need to be 'ruled out'( 'pump bumps', bursitis , partial tears, etc.) so see your ORS or Podiatrist for evaluation. Good Luck! ...Read more

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If I strained/sprained my Achilles tendons 10 years ago and they still get achey sometimes, is there anything I can do about that? Cause for concern?

Eccentric strength: You likely have some degeneration of your achilles which led to the "sprain" in the first place and now causes achy pain. Your sports med provider can prescribe a series of specific eccentric resistance exercises that have been shown in many studies to be the best non-surgical treatment for achilles tendinopathy. You are at slight higher risk for a complete tear, but i wouldn't be too concerned. ...Read more

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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?

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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