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Pain And Tightness In Achilles After Wearing Birkenstocks What Is Cause
Low heel shoe: Birkenstock sandals usually have low heel cushion meaning your heel is closer to the ground. As a result, there is tension on your achilles tendon. If you normally wear dress shoes or heels then it will really be tight due to the achilles tendon being shortened and contracted. Important to remember to stretch your calf muscles. ...Read more
Calf muscles: The gastrocnemius and soleal muscles become the achilles' tendon at the myotendinous junction. If these muscles are tight you will feel it in the achilles' tendon. Stretching exercises are necessary to stretch both muscle groups consult either a podiatrist, physical therapist or your family doc for the appropriate stretches to do. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 8 months ago. Xrays said just sprain. I rested/limped for months. Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?
Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain (metatarsalgia, plantar f)?
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more
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
After relaxing for an hour after work, my heels hurt and my achilies tendon feels tight when I start moving. What can cause this?
Plantar Fasciatis: Pain after rest is a classic symptom. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
I'm tight/stiff in my Achilles, no pain yet. Will a week off running be enough to stop it from becoming an injury? Is the stairmaster Ok instead?
Possibly: It is possible that if you have an overuse syndrome that involved your Achilles and is related to your running, that rest would help. A stair master would actually likely be harder on your Achilles that running, so I would avoid that. A bicycle would probably be a good alternative to give your Achilles some rest while you maintain your fitness. ...Read more
Eccentric exercises: The best solution for tight hamstrings and Achilles are stretching and eccentric exercises. Eccentric exercises load and strengthen muscle as a muscle lengthens versus when it shortens. For the hamstring my favorite is the nordic exercise. For the Achilles my favorite is reverse toe raises (heel drops) on an elevated surface such as a stair or step. ...Read more
Can someone help me verify that this is an Achilles tendon injury? It feels tight and hurts when I stretch.
If you only have tightness and slight pain when you stretch it is probably not an achilles tendon injury.
If you have pain on walking or exercising then it may be. ...Read more
Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist.
www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
Stretch: Work on a stretching program of the achilles. ...Read more
Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.
What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?
See doctor first: I would not advise doing any stretches on your baby's feet or ankles without first checking with the pediatrician, preferably a pediatric orthopedist or podiatrist. While stretching may be helpful, it can also cause problems such as subluxing joints or tearing or rupturing soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels). ...Read more
Backside of my heel (upper portion) near Achilles feels really tight when flexing my toes upward.
Tendon (s) to toes: There are a group of tendons behind the ankle in front of the achilles tendon that are stretched when you lift your toes up taht can give you this sensation. Also the achilles tendon and its muscles are working to prevent the ankle from going up with the toe motion. ...Read more
Tight calf-achilles. Also feels like something hard runs along achilles-calf head. After sitting then stand, tightness behind knee and hamstring?
See details: Then see an orthopedist and have the area examined. No one can answer your question without examining the calf. ...Read more
Posterior calf tight. Vein inch above Achilles bulging and pinching. Feels like rubber band around calf several inches above bulge vein. No trauma.?
Have flat feet + sever's disease. Very tight Achilles + painful. Doctor said sever's would resolve itself but thinking about Gastrocnemius Recession?
I have a throbbing pain in my Achilles and my calf muscle remains in a constant tight state. What is this and what is the treatment?
Often when I run my feet go numb (the shoes are not the problem). Usually begins 30 minutes in after noticing tight calves/achilles. Is that unusual/bad?
ECS?: This sounds like it may be exertional compartment syndrome. In short the tissues of your legs may not be getting enough oxygen. This affects the nerves by causing numbness. Treatment consists of releasing the compartments. Minimally invasive treatment is available. Get a diagnosis, then decide on treatment. An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon can help you. Www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more
After relaxing for an hour after work, my heels hurt and my achiles tendon feels tight when I start moving. What should I do?
Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. ...Read more
What is/are most common cause (s) of chronically tight upper trapezius & associated neck discomfort? Best ways to get lasting relief?
Tooth grinding: During streesful episodes or sometimes in response to certain medications we may clench our teeth more than usual. This can cause the masseter muscle located in the cheek area to become tight from over contraction. Trying to become aware of this habit and disengage your jaw can be helpful. If you are doing it at night consult your dentist for a bite guard. Mudcle relaxants can be used briefly also. ...Read more
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