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4 months over but still see mild swelling and uneasiness in right foot.MRI report — Mild synovitis;no liga/tendon tear. Bmarrow edema; soft tisue edma?

4 months over but still see mild swelling and uneasiness in right foot.MRI report — Mild synovitis;no liga/tendon tear. Bmarrow edema; soft tisue edma?

Beyond soft tissue: Bone marrow edema is by definition beyond soft tissue trauma. (However, it MAY coincide with soft tissue trauma) Continuous weight bearing may certainly aggravate the injury. Consider elevation at night and limiting weight bearing if possible. ...Read more

Plantar Arch (Definition)

The common term for the plantar arch is the arch that the bottom of the foot makes behind the ball of the foot to the heel on the inside (medial plantar arch) of the foot; however, there is actually another arch that is across the ball of the foot called the transverse arch just behind the ...Read more


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Please help. Due to heavy running in right foot. Xray nrmal, MRI says-Mild synovitis at posterior talotibial joint.no ligament/tendon tear. Bmarow edema?

Please help. Due to heavy running in right foot. Xray nrmal, MRI says-Mild synovitis at posterior talotibial joint.no ligament/tendon tear. Bmarow edema?

New running shoes: It sounds like you need shoes with better support for running. Stop running until the symptoms go away. Then head for a shoe store ...Read more

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Peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain related?

Peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain related?

Examination: Further evaluation of symptoms and examination will be necessary to answer this question. ...Read more

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What causes peroneal tendon tear/dysfunction and inner heel pain?

Trauma/age: Pttd or tear is very common in females. It is usually due to activities, flat foot, shoe gear and possible hormonal changes and pregnancies. The reason why the inside of your heel hurts, it is due the pathway the tendon travels. If MRI has been done and a tear is detected, many things could be done. Bracing, orthotics, and surgery can help. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How long does it take an achilles' tendon tear to heel after surgery to fix it has been done?

This would : Be variable as different patients present with different extents of the injury. Some tendons can be shredded or retracted and they will heal at a different rate then say a clean laceration. Some tears are partial, some complete so all these factors come into play. ...Read more

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Could an ankle tendon tear be misdiagnosed as a partial tear in mri?

Could an ankle tendon tear be misdiagnosed as a partial tear in mri?

A tear is a tear: The degree of tendon tear may differ in radiologist interpretation; however, a tear is a tear. Keep in mind, the MRI is a diagnostic test. Your doctor should be treating your symptoms based on his/her exam and use the MRI to confirm. Bottom line, you need the tear to heal and to avoid re-injuring it. That should be the doc's focus in treatment plan. ...Read more

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[22, F, Don't work out] This past week I've experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel while having pain in my left foot arch & right calf. Is this normal?

[22, F, Don't work out] This past week I've experienced symptoms of carpal tunnel while having pain in my left foot arch & right calf. Is this normal?

Carpal tunnel: Sometimes we just get pains but check for thyroid, diabetes, magnesium calcium, potassium and B12(especially if vegan) as all can cause muscular pains. Do you sit a lot at a desk/computer? Break every 30 to 45 minutes and stretch for a minute. Rarely could be food allergy, autoimmune, MS or other. Because of calf pain go to urgent care/ doctor today check d-dimer, insure not clot., ...Read more

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What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear? I can't walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis

What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear?  I can't walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis

See your doctor: An ankle sprain is graded on severity and symptoms. The inability to walk two weeks after an ankle sprain is concerning. Even in mild sprains, you do tear part of the ligament. In more severe sprains, more of the ligament is torn. It's possible you could have injured more than one ligament, the cartilage, or the bone which is not allowing you to walk. I recommend you see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?

Partial tendon tear or stress fracture in my ankle area on both legs. What can I do to heal it? How long usually does it take?

It can take a while: Tendons receive a relatively poor blood supply, and can take a long time to heal. You need to rest it as much as possible. As hard as it might be, what rests that area better than anything is a non-weight bearing cast, and even this may take a couple of months.

Wish I had better news. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Doc said if there's ligament/ tendon tear or rupture at ankle after sprain, I can't walk at all. Since I can walk, it means strain. No need mri. True?

Doc said if there's ligament/ tendon tear or rupture at ankle after sprain, I can't walk at all. Since I can walk, it means strain. No need mri. True?

Depends: If you are improving the tendon injury was probably mild and is healing. If you are not getting better after 3 months the tendon injury may be more severe. This still doesn't necessarily mean you need an MRI but may indicate more specific care of the injured area is required. ...Read more

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How long can it take for Tendonitis and slight tear in tendon in the foot to heal? It’s been three months for me

Rehabilitation: Dear Nicole, an injury to the Achilles' tendon can take a while to heal. But your question is difficult to answer without a physical examination. There could be a trigger point in the calve muscles. It also depends on the mechanism of injury. Three weeks is long. Had a patient recently that rolled her calve on a foam roller and within 2 days pain improved. But a good examination needed ...Read more

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I think I have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? Can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

I think I have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? Can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

Pain: Inflammation of a tendon can cause pain, swelling. Colloidal silver is often used in external applications to prevent wound infection. Internal ingestion of colloidal silver does not have much scientific evidence supporting use. Excessive use can lead to permanent bluish discoloration of the skin. So use only with the direction of your physician. ...Read more

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I'm aware you can't pull your foot downward if you tear your Achilles tendon. But can you raise it?

Yes: If u rupture your achilles' tendon completely your ability to plantar flex ('pull down' your ankle) will be minimal.(rarely an intact plantaris tendon will allow minor plantar flexion). However, your ability to dorsiflex(pull back) your ankle is maintained as these tendons are not injured(tib. Anterior, edl). ...Read more

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Pain when walking is directly below the ankle but underneath the foot. If you touch the tendon it does hurt Mri shows springligament hickness and tear?

Pain when walking is directly below the ankle but underneath the foot. If you touch the tendon it does hurt Mri shows springligament hickness and tear?

Go to a podiatrist: The spring ligament can be massaged and manipulated back into place. It often becomes entrapped. Try a good OTC arch support. Stretch your feet and do ROM or loose easy circles with your forefoot to loosen the site. Go get real orthotics. ...Read more

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Will I need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

Will I need foot surgery for focal longitudinal split tear of the peroneus longus tendon, tenosynovitis of the flexor tendons, or a non visualized atf?

MAYBE: For the flexor tenosynovitis, no; PT, rest w/ a boot, NSAID's may help. "Non-visualized ATF?" I would have to see you clinically. Do you have an unstable ankle? "Split PL tendon"-I would start w/ a boot or brace, maybe PT. If it does not get better and it hurts, may need repair. Good luck!

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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The archof my left foot has begun to fall. The MRI revealed several tears in the tendon. One recommendation is to remove the cartilidge and fuse the bones. Any comment?

The archof my left foot has begun to fall.  The MRI revealed several tears in the tendon.  One recommendation is to remove the cartilidge and fuse the bones.  Any comment?

A viable option: Depending on how old the tears are. If "fresh" tears, they can be repaired but if these are chronic tears that have already led to structural changes, then fusion and reconstrution may be necessary. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Inflammation of joint, stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regard to MRI of right foot.

What does this mean? Inflammation of joint, stress fracture, chronic tear in tendon in regard to MRI of right foot.

It means : Exactly what it says.... It should specify the joint inflammed, should also specify the bone with the fracture, and name the tendon with the chronic tear. Your doc should explain everything to your satisfaction...... What exactly don't you understand? ...Read more

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What does this mean that I need an arch support to allow tendon to heal in my feet??

What does this mean that I need an arch support to allow tendon to heal in my feet??

Without the arch: Support you are likely putting too much strain on the particular tendon you are referring too. The arch support holds up the foot so that the tendon is no longer overworked or strained. ...Read more

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Could the arch pain in my left foot be caused by a bump on my tendon? What could it be?

Plantar fasciitis: The bump can be a plantar fibromatosis caused by overuse injury to your plantar fascia ligament. What happens is the plantar fascia becomes so tight it has micro tears, then your body is trying to repair it, it scars and forms a nodule. The best way to treat it is to keep the pressure off the nodule with orthotics, padding, wearing comfortable shoes. Stretching, ice and steroid injection can help. ...Read more

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I have pain in the bottom of my foot. The pain originated justbehind the ball of my foot and it has now moved closer to the heel. The tendon in my arch hurts while walking and it has gotten worse. What should I do?

I have pain in the bottom of my foot. The pain originated justbehind the ball of my foot and it has now moved closer to the heel. The tendon in my arch hurts while walking and it has gotten worse. What should I do?

Plantar fascitis: Sounds like plantar fascitis. You should see a foot and ankle specialist to properly diagnose the symptoms. Usually an ultrasound will be performed to measure and determine the plantar fascia and determine what treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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My tendon is inflammed under my foot. The tendon that runs through the arch. I tried cortisone injections and prp already. Pain back. Please help?

My tendon is inflammed under my foot. The tendon that runs through the arch. I tried cortisone injections and prp already. Pain back. Please help?

Way overuse.: Attacking the symptoms and not the cause is just like cutting the wire to your warning light on the dashboard in your car. Serious consideration must be given as to root of the problem. More than likely you have an overuse issue. Until you radically limit the continuous overuse of the foot your symptoms are going to be an issue for long time. Try consulting with a specialist that can help. ...Read more

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I ran 6 miles very fast two days ago and now when I walk the arch of my right foot on the side of my pinky toe hurts when I walk is it my tendon?

I ran 6 miles very fast two days ago and now when I walk the arch of my right foot on the side of my pinky toe hurts when I walk is it my tendon?

This is tricky: While you in likelihood sprained your foot (a tear or stretch of a ligament), at that location lies the base of the 5th metatarsal bone. This bone is easily fractured and the exact location of the fracture determines whether you need to have immediate surgery. See a doc and get an x-ray, particularly if you have tenderness at the bony prominence halfway down the side of foot. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of intense pain in my Achilles tendon, calves, and arches of my feet when I run?

Orthotics: I suggest you also change running shoes. Most important see a podiatrist they will keep you running. ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...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