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Painless bumps on the back of both Achilles tendons?

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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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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Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

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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Can a torn semimembranosus tendon leave a bulge like lump on side of inner knee?

Can a torn semimembranosus tendon leave a bulge like lump on side of inner knee?

Yes: It could be, all depend upon if the tear is complete or incomplete and olso weather another tendon is torn with de semimembranousus. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle.  Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Cyst: A benign ganglion cyst is common in the wrist and may well be what you have. A physician or hand surgeon would have to examine you for diagnosis especially since you have discomfort in your wrist, however. ...Read more

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Undefined lump on calf above inside ankle. Painless, there 8 months. Doctor said was hypertrophy muscle. Lump goes away when I flex. Is it just muscle?

Undefined lump on calf above inside ankle. Painless, there 8 months. Doctor said was hypertrophy muscle. Lump goes away when I flex. Is it just muscle?

Probably...: If the mass changes position when you flex your muscles or move your ankle thrn it is likely muscle. If you have had an injury to that area sometimes there can be a hermiation of the muscle through its sheath of fascia. If the mass becomes painful or gets larger you should get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Fell hard on knee 3 wks ago. Initial swelling on knee, bruising, painful to touch. Now swelling above knee cap and 2 hard dime size balls on kneecap?

Fell hard on knee 3 wks ago. Initial swelling on knee, bruising, painful to touch. Now swelling above knee cap and 2 hard dime size balls on kneecap?

Prepatellar bursa: The lumps maybe hematoma as you may have injured the prepatellar bursa. Heat might help the lumps go away. If there's more to this you need an evaluation. We want to make certain that you don't have an infection ...Read more

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Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause tightness in the soleus? Peroneal tendon on left leg sticks out and area is sore. Soleus tightness in left leg.

Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause tightness in the soleus? Peroneal tendon on left leg sticks out and area is sore. Soleus tightness in left leg.

Yes: Any ankle problem ( including recurrent peroneal tendon subluxation) that causes pain, swelling and slight limping can make your gastrocsoleus muscle group(calf) 'tight'.Consider seeing an orthopedic specialist to reconstruct your peroneal 'sling '. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause referred pain to other joints on the same extremity. ...Read more

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What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

What is a lump on inner arch, swollen outer ankles & heel / arch pain when stepping mean?

Arch/Ankles Issues: Typically that is the pattern of a collapsing arch where the plantar fascia gets irritated giving heel and arch pain, the outside ankle gets pinched as the heel rolls outward, and the inside of the arch bulges inward giving the lump effect. Start with changes in biomechanics with custom made orthotics to change how you walk, then add anti-inflammatory measures of icing, and possibly pt. Dr blake. ...Read more

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Is there achilles, soleus, gastrocnemius, tendon injuries/degeneration that are hard to see on MRI? Hardness alongside Achilles but MRI is normal

Is there achilles, soleus, gastrocnemius, tendon injuries/degeneration that are hard to see on MRI? Hardness alongside Achilles but MRI is normal

Mri may not show it: MRi primarily identifies soft tissue problems, muscle, tendon, fascia, etc. Calcifications are more difficult to identify. Plain radiographs and CT show calcifications to better advantage.Your physician who referred you for these studies should explain your options if this calcification is symptomatic. Calcifications in achilles tendon are often related to spur. ...Read more

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Soft lump on tibialis posterior near inner ankle. Painless there 7 months. Doctor said it was just muscle ( hypergole). Should i worry it's cancer?

Soft lump on tibialis posterior near inner ankle. Painless there 7 months. Doctor said it was just muscle ( hypergole). Should i worry it's cancer?

Watch it, if it grow: You should check it to see if it is getting bigger. If it is cancer, it will grow and increase in size.Then you need to get it removed. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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