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What exercises can I do to strengthen my weak Achilles tendon?

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

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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I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

Need a diagnosis: A "tendon" is rarely "weak." if the muscles that form the achilles (gastrocnemius and soleus) are weak a physical therapy program can be of benefit. ...Read more

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I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening (z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain behind the Achilles tendon. The actual tendon does not feel sensative or painful to the touch. Pain when pointing ffoot?

Sports and Rehab: I agree with dr. Brian t. Chimenti answer, and i'd include seeing a sport medicine or rehab doctor to assess if your activities can be modified. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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When I stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy. It feels like it is tearing! Is it tearing? It is painful! Should I stop stretching?

When I stretch my achilles' tendon, which has tendonopathy. It feels like it is tearing! Is it tearing? It is painful! Should I stop stretching?

Stop streching: Your body, is trying to tell you something. Stop stretching. On a microscopic level, you're stretching it and/or tearing. It. Pain with or without swelling, see a orthopedist or podiatrist. Ice, rest and NSAID in meantime. ...Read more

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Where do you feel the pain if you have an Achilles tendon injury?

Behind your ankle: If you have an achilles tendon problem such
as tendonitis or calcaneal bursitis you will
feel pain in the posterior heel area
it can either be just behind the heel or
more above the ankle in the tendon area. ...Read more

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As of 2-3 weeks ago, I've felt and heard my achilles' tendon snap almost daily. The noise is a bit as if snapping fingers. It doesn't hurt when it snaps, but I did feel pain in the area for a few days?

Maybe...: Not your achilles tendon but another tendon in the back of your ankle (tendon to the great toe). It is common for it to trigger or snap when an inflamed portion goes in and out of a tunnel that holds it in place.

See a doc for an evaluation and possible ultrasound or mri. ...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?

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?

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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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

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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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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