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I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

This could be one of: Several possibilities the most common being a ganglion cyst or possibly a small fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it changes in size or you are not sure concerning what it is especially if it is firm, irregular and appears fixed (not mobile) get it checked out. ...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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Lump on Achilles tendon. Mri shows nothing but the lump is visable just looking at my foot. Drs r stumped! Very painful all the time. Any ideas?

Lump on Achilles tendon. Mri shows nothing but the lump is visable just looking at my foot. Drs r stumped! Very painful all the time. Any ideas?

It is odd: That nothing would show on the mri! was the MRI performed with and without contrast. Soft tissues are usually very well defined on an mri. Any type of mass or even swelling would normally show on the study. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a painful lump on my Achilles tendon does anyone know what it could be?

What to do if I have a painful lump on my Achilles tendon does anyone know what it could be?

An exam is needed!: There are a number of things. A painful lump on the tendon can range from a cyst to a calcification, or even the beginning of a rupture. There needs to be more info given. I will say that in view that it is on the achilles tendon (a very large tendon) and you are having pain, it needs to be looked at by a physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my Achilles tendon. I can be standing still, driving or walking. What is causing this and how can I stop it? There is a small lump also

See a foot: Ankle doc, that lump is indicating the achilles is not right......Certainly no physical activity i.E running or it will tear......A heel lift is a good idea, ice, massage etc. ...Read more

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What are the small lumps on the back of my foot near my Achilles tendon?

What are the small lumps on the back of my foot near my Achilles tendon?

Piezogenic papules: "small lumps" could be due to a variety of skin or soft tissue conditions. One common cause is piezogenic pedal papules which are small white bumps that may form on the outside of the heel. These bumps are more prominent when pressure is exerted on the feet when standing. These papules are normally painless, however, in some cases mild to moderate pain may exist with added pressure to the heel. ...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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Soft bulge like bump between inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon. Painless and has been here about a year. Doesn't move around. What is this?

Soft bulge like bump between inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon. Painless and has been here about a year. Doesn't move around. What is this?

Have it evaluated: Please have this evaluated. Most masses in this area are benign, but prompt evaluation is always the best medicine. May have to have an MRI for evaluation. A good physical exam of the area will be helpful. See your foot and ankle specialists! ...Read more

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Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

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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I'm training for a half marathon and noticed when I get up in the morning I have a "clicking" in my right Achilles' tendon. It's painless. Any ideas?

I'm training for a half marathon and noticed when I get up in the morning I have a "clicking" in my right Achilles' tendon. It's painless. Any ideas?

Tendon catching: This may be coming from the peroneal tendons but radiates to the achilles. Sometimes there is a peroneal subluxation which can create a clicking sound as the tendon passes around the ankle bone. If it is truly coming from the Achilles tendon, there may be a nonpainful bursitis creating this clicking sound. ...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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My active, athletic 19-year old son has pain in his Achilles tendon. He also feels a slight bump. What is it and what to do?

Go see the doctor...: The achilles tendon may have been injury and the bump may be noting the area. Have it checked because the injury may have occurred days, weeks, months before and the "bump" may be scar tissue that has developed. If unchecked, there is a risk of rupture. Don't wait until that happens. See the doctor and have it examined properly. ...Read more

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In ballet class, I experienced a popping sound and painless sensation in the area of my left Achilles tendon. What could this be?

In ballet class, I experienced a popping sound and painless sensation in the area of my left Achilles tendon. What could this be?

Sprain vs. Tear: It would be best to see a Podiatrist for a quick evaluation and diagnosis as this could be a sprain or represent a small tear. Additional possibilities include tendonitis or even an impingement syndrome. With an accurate diagnosis your MD can determine if stretching, an anti-inflammatory, rest/ice/massage or some time with a Physical therapist is the next step. Keep me posted if you can. ...Read more

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Swelling in left ankle near achilles tendon. No pain or discoloration. Started after I did jumping jacks. Could it be sprained/strained?

Swelling in left ankle near achilles tendon. No pain or discoloration. Started after I did jumping jacks. Could it be sprained/strained?

Probably not: Sprains and strains are invariably accompanied by pain. Painless swelling can have many causes. If it is exercise induced it could be a nearby joint capsule, tendon sheath enlarging. Some people also have some small defects in the fascia (tissue that forms compartments in the leg) and muscle can push through these areas during exercise.
Bottom line, if it is not painful I would not worry.
Dr. R ...Read more

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I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.

I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.

May be callous: If it is on a place where your shoe rubs the skin, it may be a callous. You may try different shoes that do not rub on that site. ...Read more

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Painless bumps on the back of both Achilles tendons?

Retrocalcaneal spur?: If the bumps are located at or near the site of the achilles tendon attachement to the heel bone (calcaneus), these painless bumps are known as retrocalcaneal bursitis. If foot xrays are taken and reveal a bone spur, then the condition is called retrocalcaneal exostosis. The bursitis is usually worsened in presence of the spur, the larger the spur, the worse the bursitis. ...Read more

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What are the reasons painless lump on Achilles?

What are the reasons painless lump on Achilles?

May have Haglunds: Deformity or bursitis. You may have a tear in the achilles. ...Read more

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Can I tear my Achilles tendon?

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! ...Read more

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Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it.
Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things.
1. Hyperextension 2. Direct trauma ...Read more

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What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

Tendinitis.: If the tendon is inflammed, it results in Achilles tendinitis. The pain is usually resolved with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Where is the Achilles tendon located?

Anatomy: The achilles tendon is composed of 2 different muscles that start on the back side of your thigh and leg; they join together and then insert on the back portion of your heel or calcaneus. ...Read more

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How did the Achilles tendon get its name?

Its a Myth: This may be the origin
Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War. ...Read more

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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen an Achilles tendon?

Physical therapy: If you are recuperating from an injury, consider asking your doc about physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can I keep my Achilles tendon healthy?

Stretching: Key to keeping achilles healthy and functional is to keep it supple by stretching and maintaining flexibility. Proper nutrition and maintaining normal BMI helps too. ...Read more

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Bets way to deal with Achilles tendon pain?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

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. ...Read more

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How serious is it when an Achilles tendon snaps?

See below: If by snap you mean rupture it can be very serious. Because you loose control to point your foot downward. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendon: Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the back of your heel.. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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