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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to do to treat/prevent soreness in my Achilles tendon?

Can you tell me how to do to treat/prevent soreness in my Achilles tendon?

Stretch: You need to stretch and use an orthotic in your shoes to balance the feet and left the heel to take strain off the achilles tendon.
After exercise ice the area. ...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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I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.

Good question: Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder?

See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more

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I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

I have dull pain under of my left leg above the knee and outside of my leg just below the knee - bottom of my foot is numb and Achilles tendon is sore. Physio thinks stretched nerve - healing time?

Variable: Your symptoms do suggest a nerve stretch injury. To be sure get examined by an ors. Nerve 'stretch' injuries can improve w/in weeks but sometimes take months! ...Read more

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Both of my achilles' tendons are really sore, what to do?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation
i would also put a lift in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon. ...Read more

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I have bilateral pain in my calves and achilles' tendons. Waves of pain in my calves 1-8 on pain scale. Tendons are tender to touch. Ideas?

I have bilateral pain in my calves and achilles' tendons. Waves of pain in my calves 1-8 on pain scale. Tendons are tender to touch. Ideas?

Tendinitis: You are describing achilles tendinitis. You may have been over training without properly stretching your achilles. The achilles area can get inflamed from short or tight achilles or the gastrosoleus complex. See a podiatrist. Epat may help you too and a stretching program with heel lifts added to orthotics. ...Read more

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What's the best thing you can do for aching Achilles tendons?

What's the best thing you can do for aching Achilles tendons?

Get examined!: Achilles' tendons that become 'inflamed' (tendinitis) often respond well to a trial of NSAIDs (ibuprofen), rest from activities which are aggravating them, and sometimes a small lift in the shoe you are wearing that decreases the 'stress' on the tendon. Other conditions need to be 'ruled out' ('pump bumps', bursitis, partial tears, etc.) so see your ORS or Podiatrist for evaluation. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 wks w/ tender achilles. Then 2 doses levofloxacin stopped a week ago, feel like all tendons are being destroyed. Veryworried pls help?

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 wks w/ tender achilles. Then 2 doses levofloxacin stopped a week ago, feel like all tendons are being destroyed. Veryworried pls help?

Tendinitis: It is true that Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levofloxacin can cause tendinitis, especially in the Achilles tendon. They also put your tendons at risk of rupturing, so I would recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for the newt few weeks. The tendinitis should go away in a few weeks at the most if you are treating it. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation is best! ...Read more

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Out of nowhere, I developed sudden pain in my right ankle on and beside my Achilles tendon. Its a constant ache and I can't recall injury to it. Help?

Tendinitis: Sometimes build up over a long period of time of constant overuse can result in tendinitis of the achilles' tendon. Rest, icing and anti inflammatory meds should help. If symptoms continue or get worse, make an appointment with your pcp. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in my Achilles tendon during exercise - this has happened for years depite long periods of rest. It doesn't hurt when I walk. Torn?

I get sharp pain in my Achilles tendon during exercise - this has happened for years depite long periods of rest. It doesn't hurt when I walk. Torn?

See orthopedic MD: I would recommend that you consult with an Orthopedic surgeon for this ongoing problem. It is possible that you injured it in the past and are dealing with an ongoing chronic tendinitis. Try stretching your calf muscles prior and after exercising, may help. Most of all, see Orthopedic surgeon for consultation and see if they can offer definitive treatment after thorough evaluation ...Read more

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How can I heal hurt Achilles tendon?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

Use a heel lift in your shoes to take pressure off the achilles tendon.
If persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause my Achilles tendon to hurt?

Overuse: It could be over stretch from too much activity. Trauma would create pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

How do I know if I tore my Achilles tendon?

Often clinical dx: The signs of this are often fairly typical and a physician is usually able to tell with a simple examination; both palpation of the tendon and a test call the thompson test are easy techniques. A surgeon may order an MRI for preoperative planning if needed. ...Read more

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How can I know if I tore my achilles' tendon?

Pain: A full achille's tendon tear causes severe pain in the back of your leg, difficulty walking on the affected leg and possibly a "snapping" sound at the time of injury. A partial tear will cause pain and weakness in the affected leg. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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When and how often should I ice my Achilles tendon?

Ice: I tell my patients up to 4 times a day for about 15-20 min. Do not apply directly on skin. Wrap ice in a small towel to prevent burns. ...Read more

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How to stop pain to the right of my Achilles tendon?

Ice, rest and heel l: Achilles tendons have poor blood supply. Therefore they tend to heal from injury slowly. It is important to rest the tendon. Apply ice and use a heel lift to reduce pressure on the tendon. Also use of a running shoe, with good heel support may be beneficial. If ipain does not improve, see a sports podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts. What to do?

It needs treatment: When the achilles tendon is sore it is strained. The inflammation must be reduced along with reasonable rest to allow this to heal. Physical therapy can really speed up healing time. ...Read more

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What can I do about this pain in my achilles' tendon?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. Ice, use of antiinflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can help. If these things do not work, of there is swelling and difficulty walking see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What should I do about random pain in my Achilles tendon?

You can try icing: And centric excercises. If pain persists consider seeing the doctor. Stay away from quinolone antibiotics like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and levoquin. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate severe Achilles tendon pain?

Multiple treatments: First, discontinue any optional activity causing pain (sports, running). If your symptoms are acute, then anti-inflammatories and icing can help. Aleve (naproxen) or advil are options. For those patients limping, we often use a tall walking boot with a possible heel lift. Diagnostically, an MRI or ultrasound can help determine whether a tear is present or not. Pt is helpful for most. No cortisone injections. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my right Achilles tendon, what should I do?

See a doctor: This is often a sign of a partial tear, but certainly some sort of damage to the area. Get it healed up before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Achilles: Without examining you it is impossible to say definitively. See your treating physician for an evaluation and advice. ...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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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause my Achilles tendon to keep popping?

Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it is likely rubbing on a small, fluid-filled sac underneath called the retrocalcaneal bursa. If it is painful and avoiding irritating shoes doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist. Sometimes a steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to walk if you have mild Achilles tendon pain?

If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal. ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause Achilles Tendon pain? Thx!

Can sciatica cause Achilles Tendon pain? Thx!

Yes: Sciatica can cause pain in the area of the Achilles, but does not constitute true tendon pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

Gap and weakness: A gap that you can feel where your achilles should be in the back of your leg/ankle (compare with normal side), and weakness during foot pushoff are signs of a possible rupture.

Normally people describe being shot in the back of the leg with an achilles rupture.

Further clinical evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will confirm your suspicion. An MRI is not usually required. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles problems: Sometimes an in jury to this area feels like a popping and it immediately causes sharp pain and a limp. Pain at the back of the heel, worsened by walking barefoot or trying to toe-raise are also signs. See your local podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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How high does the Achilles tendon ascend up the leg?

How high does the Achilles tendon ascend up the leg?

Achilles' tendon: The Achilles' tendon is comprised of 4 tendons. The medial and lateral gastrocnemius, the plantaris tendon and the soleus tendon. It originates above the knee around the distal femur and attaches to the heel. So answer is just above your knee joint. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

Rest: Initially, rest is best. Ice and later heat are helpful. Determining reason why you developed this is key. Is the tendon excessively tight, are you getting enough support ect. Then preventative care can be obtained. ...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


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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