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Which is the best treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old?

Which is the best treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old?

Continue stretching.: See your physician to make sure no neurological problems are left untreated. ...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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Which treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old is the very best?

Which treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old is the very best?

See below: The first thing would be to try stretching and casting. If this does not work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I have a partial tear in my Achilles tendon and was told to get a walking boot. Should i get a short or tall walking boot?

Tall: You need to nutralize the Calf muscle and prevent the ankle from flexing. A tall boot would be more secure and reduce play in the ankle. Also add heel lifts to lesson tension on achilles tendon. ...Read more

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I was born with my left femur 15mm shorter. As a result my achilles' tendon has tightened so much that my heel now sits 2in off ground. Please advise?

There are ways to : Fix this. My question would be has the problem recently been worse as if you are 39 have you tried to correct the problem before or only recently has it worsened? The achilles/gastroc complex can be strethced, lengthened, the femur can be lengthened. I would recommend a consult with an orthopedist to explore all your options. ...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?

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 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

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I was just wondering how can I lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Mainly 2 options: Stretching vs surgical procedures see your foot and ankle doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of a torn Achilles tendon?

Inability to walk: Properly, swelling, a palpable defect, difficulty pushing off while walking, pain..Etc. ...Read more

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I have pain only when my Achilles tendon is relaxed, what could this be?

I have pain only when my Achilles tendon is relaxed, what could this be?

You have tendonitis: The most common cause is sports injury, the second most common cause in elevation of uric acid , if more than 6.0. The third common cause low thyroid, check tsh, if more than 2.0 is abnormal. In all you need treatment. Can try ice and strech. ...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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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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