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Doctor insights on: Soreness In Achilles Tendon After Running

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Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?

Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?

Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...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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Ankle sprain 3+ months ago. Can scar tissues in the ankle cause tightness inside the ankle. How to loosen tightness? Pain in ankle during calf stretch

Ankle sprain 3+ months ago. Can scar tissues in the ankle cause tightness inside the ankle. How to loosen tightness? Pain in ankle during calf stretch

Scar is your friend: In this case scar is your friend as it by this mechanism that healing of sprains occurs it takes several months to fully recover/ try to avoid repeat injuries general stretching helps/ backward walking helps/ hot and cold packs help and the both work go back and forth between the two also consider wrapping the ankle with plastic wrap at bedtime this helps to limber up stiff tissue good luck in. ...Read more

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Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?

Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?

Pain: Agreed - sounds like tendonitis . The nerves in the area my be injured also depending on the mechanism of injury , which we don't know. As stated , stay in close contact with your treating physician ...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?

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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Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?

Why pain in facialis posterior tibialis diaphysis after stretching in post-trauma lower-leg? NSAID takes pain/stiffness off. Muscle, joint trauma?

Plus tendinitis : You are right this can be a combination of symptoms and findings. It can involve all the bones, muscles, the tendons and even Cartilage you will also benefit from having some physical therapy. Ask your physician ...Read more

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Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Yes: Multiple ankle sprains can lead to micro tears in the achilles and other ligaments around the area. An MRI would indicate if you have torn the achilles and to what extent. ...Read more

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Can bilateral Achilles tendinosis pain move up into the calves as the tendons heal? The tendon pain has improved but high calf pain has worsened.

Can bilateral Achilles tendinosis pain move up into the calves as the tendons heal? The tendon pain has improved but high calf pain has worsened.

No, thats very unli-: Kely. You probably developed some other problem, depending how you were treated for tendinosis. Possibilities include muscle tears (unlikely that you have it on both sides); clots (again very rarely do they occur on both sides); weakened muscles in the calves, if you have been treated by resting them for more than a few days ; now they are hurting, as you start getting around. See an orthopod. ...Read more

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Weeks of ice and eccentric calf stair stretches have eliminated Achilles pain but still always swollen, and tender after each run. Safe to run?

No: You have Achilles tendinitis and need a podiatry evaluation, support and anti inflammatory medication. If you continue to run on an inflamed Achilles tendon, there is a possibility of tendon rupture. ...Read more

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Foot dorsiflexion fine at rest &when casually walking around, but if walk a few miles get sharp pain,tenderness, swelling & foot drop. Nerve? Tendon?

Foot dorsiflexion fine at rest &when casually walking around, but if walk a few miles get sharp pain,tenderness, swelling & foot drop. Nerve? Tendon?

Evaluation?: Have you been evaluated by a physician? Pain and foot drop can be caused by a variety of things, and localization can often be approximated with physical examination, and other tests such as electrodiagnostics. Suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Posterior tibial tendonitis or achillies? Pain moves from ankle and back of heel, under heel. Can stand on toes with both feet, not just one. Full rom

PT tendonitis: At your age most likely post tibial tendon syndrome. Pain, inflammation , weakness, tearing. If weak on one foot is a dysfunctional post tib. Achilles would require an injury, won't just wear out. ...Read more

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Pain behind knee outerside, pain shooting butt to foot, burning from knee down, foot arch pain. Bad pain behind knee a few days ago after suddenmotion?

Shooting pain: sounds like "sciatica" could be due to a lumbar disc pressing on the nerve to detect this will need CT SCAN or MRI , the other possible cause is called piriformis syndrome usually after certain type of exercises stretching to far of lifting ...Read more

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Burning stinging pain by achilles tendon,i had a rupture in my other achilles last year?

Burning stinging pain by achilles tendon,i had a rupture in my other achilles last year?

Achilles: Achilles' tendon injuries and ruptures can be caused by trauma such as aggressive jumping but also can become weakened by taking certain antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin. Both of these medications belong to the "quinilone" family of drugs. Either way, that needs to be evaluated by a medical professional and may even need an MRI. ...Read more

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Pain in foot after running. Help?

Pain in foot after running. Help?

Dr.: If the problem is chronic, go see a dr., better if a foot doctor (podiatrist.) in the long "run, " i would soak in ice, and also see if i possibly need a different style or brand of running shoe. You may need orthotics. ...Read more

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Why hasn't the swelling in my knee gone down in a month of icing after a torn medial retinaculum?

Why hasn't the swelling in my knee gone down in a month of icing after a torn medial retinaculum?

Takes time: You most likely had a hemarthrosis (blood on your knee) and this can take 8-12 weeks to resolve depending on your activity. Continue ice and activity modification but it's like watching paint dry. If swelling or pain persists i would see an orthopedist. They could possibly remove the fluid from your knee (needle aspiration). ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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