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Walking sore achille?

Walking sore achille?

Tendonitis: It sounds as if you have achilles tendonitis. Risk factors include overuse, a previous/recent injury to the tendon, poor/old footwear, tight or weak calf muscles, etc. Treatment includes relative rest, icing, new shoes, nsaids, gentle stretching of the calf muscles and strengthening of the calf. Specifically, eccentric strengthening (lowering the foot/ankle on a step) may be most effective. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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Why my Achilles tendon burn?

Why my Achilles tendon burn?

A few things: It could be achilles tendinitis, a bursitis, a never irritation or something else. Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist should help provide a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore right tonsil and sore calf muscle. Are they related?

Sore right tonsil and sore calf muscle. Are they related?

Unlikely: I can't think of a thing that would put the two issues together. If you had fever, swollen tonsils & calf pain i would thing influenza b, but a single calf /tonsil just doesn't do it. ...Read more

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Sore throat with painful bumps on soft patella?

Sore throat with painful bumps on soft patella?

Viral infections: can cause oral lesions. Try topical anesthetics for comfort. If it persists for more than a week or so, seek medical attention to make sure that it is not anything more serious such as oral cancer. ...Read more

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Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts. ?

Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts.  ?

Stretches do help: A fellow sufferer here, as well as several MDs in our practice. The stretches on the link below do help, you will see progressive improvement. We all had a great deal of success with them. In fact I used to have relapses until I got religious about doing these. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/plantar-fasciitis/multimedia/foot-stretches-to-prevent-plantar-fasciitis/img-2000823 ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? achilles t?

Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? achilles t?

Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

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What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

Depends: There are so many variables like how bad the fracture or tear was that a comparison is not really fair. Let's say both are not good both can hurt and neither are fun to undergo. ...Read more

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Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Soreness  side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?

Stressed Bone Fx.: OOO! could be a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal. You might want to take a trip to the local surgery and have an x-ray to see if the metatarsal is sick. There are other possibilities as well, but my money is on the bone. ...Read more

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Sore sole of feet at heel?

Sore sole of feet at heel?

First few steps hurt: You may have what's called an acute plantar fasciitis or possibly a heel spur do not walk barefooted, wear shoes with a heel use ice and if pain continues see a podiatrist who will take x-rays and advise you further. ...Read more

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I have running shin splints and leg sore?

I have running shin splints and leg sore?

Physical Therapy: Assuming that you have gone to an appropriate Doctor and the cause of your symptoms is not apparent and imaging is negative, you want to treat the symptoms. I have worked with athletes with similar problems, and have developed a physical therapy program for use at home.You can google "DrNefcy.com" and click on arthrogram advise, or google "Principles of Intrinsic Medicine" for an email link to me. ...Read more

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Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Yes: If you are compensating for the pain with weight bearing, then you can put more pressure on the heel and and have pain. You can also develop over use injuries such as plantar fascitis. ...Read more

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Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Birkenstock cause calf pain?

Possible: They have nice arches and if someone is not use to it, you can feel strain in the calf as muscles are readjusting the way you are walking..... ...Read more

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Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Needs to be checked : We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc,Consult your doctor ...Read more

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Can achilles feel tight and thicker even 8 months after ankle sprain? Sprained ankle achilles feels much thicker and knotted than noninjured

Can achilles feel tight and thicker even 8 months after ankle sprain? Sprained ankle achilles feels much thicker and knotted than noninjured

Achilles: If it is thicker than normal it has been injured and has healed with scarring. Be SURE to warm up before exercise even more important now. Us the runner's stretch that looks like they are pushing something over while bending each foot upward alternately. Ah yes, SLOWLY! ...Read more

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Tight calf and a bit sore?

Stretch: Question a bit vague, but assuming no acute injury, recent surgey, or long trip, these are common symptoms of someone who needs to get stretching on a regular basis. If a recent injury occurred, seek evaluation for a tendon or muscle belly injury. If recent surgery or a long trip, you should have some concern about a dvt. If this history is positive, seek medical evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Sore heel, numb toe, after running. Could it be a shoe problem?

Sore heel, numb toe, after running.  Could it be a shoe problem?

Possibly: Make sure that your shoe fits properly and you may need a good arch support or orthotic to give you more support. ...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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Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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