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Tight Heel Cords Children
When a child has tight heel cords & toe walks, how old is "too old" for serial casting to be effectv?
Usually < 2years old: Tight heel cords can cause toe walking. However, a condition called tethered cord, where the spinal cord is attached to the base of the spine and stretches the spinal cord can result in later toe walking and decreased reflexes in older child. Mri to rule out tethered cord is important before serial casting or other treatment is undertaken. Tethered cord requires neurosurgery to the cord.See 1 more doctor answer
I have Cerebral Palsy and have tight heel cords. When I go to stretch them I can't feel it stretching? What should I do?
Tight heel cords: Not clear when you say you can't feel the stretching whether you can't feel ANYTHING in your ankles/feet or just can't feel that. If you haven't done these things already, consider seeing a physiatrist &/or a physical therapist for evaluation and recommendations. Also surgical tendon release is done in some cases. A physiatrist can refer you to an orthopedist if necessary. Hope this helps.
7yo, no sports, yes Pulmicort bid, tight heel cords (expreemie), low activity norm. C/o leg pain, arm pain 2wks. Now numbness complaints. What couldbe?
See below: You have too many vague complaints and these need to be further clarified. Please go see your medical physician so you can establish your diagnosis good luck thank you.
Stop wearing heels: ; tight shoes. Consider evaluation by a pediatrist and shoe fitting by a pedorthist.
My 1st three toes have lost sensation. I also have a heap of little lumps on the inner sides of my heels wen I pull the skin tight...any clues??
3 toes losing: Sensation is something to be concerned about and you should see a doctor for evaluation. Any low back issues/pain? Any medical history? Without seeing a picture of your skin issue, I can offer that it may be herniated fat which is not an issue.
What would cause the anterior tibialis to get very tight with minimal exercise (10-15 reps of sitting heel lifts) and remain tight? Other leg fine.
Sounds strained...: At times it can be strained by wearing shoes without a back as that tendon will work harder to pull the bottom of your heel to the shoe during gait. Your sit-up position may have further aggravated it
What to do if I have a tight heel cord and two spurs on my left ankle. I am going to get surgery. What are they going to do?
Surgery: These are questions that you should be asking your surgeon. As docs and surgeons on this site we have no idea where your spurs are nor their size, the tightness you are dealing with nor it's cause, nor the anticipated procedure. Feel free to speak to your surgeon and ask all these questions - he/she is the only one that can answer them.
After relaxing for an hour after work, my heels hurt and my achiles tendon feels tight when I start moving. What should I do?
Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly.See 1 more doctor answer
After relaxing for an hour after work, my heels hurt and my achilies tendon feels tight when I start moving. What can cause this?
Plantar Fasciatis: Pain after rest is a classic symptom. See a podiatrist.See 1 more doctor answer
Stretch: Work on a stretching program of the achilles.See 1 more doctor answer
The small muscles at the back of my heel on both feet are always tight and or give out when I take a step sometimes.
Tight achilles: Need to stretch out your achilles' tendon.See 1 more doctor answer
There is a lump about two inches from the botton of my heel I don't wear tight shoes or anything though. How could it have formed?
Things grow...you: Didn't have to do anything to cause it. Lumps should be biopsied..See 1 more doctor answer
When I walk even short distances my calves get tight and painful as if they're cramping, stretching doesn't help and I don't wear heels?
Vascular problem: Poor circulation or blockage of artery. Get checked out immediately.See 1 more doctor answer
Pain behind and under heel. Also feels like fire in heel at times. Can feel pulse in heel without touch. Calf tightness too. Plantar fasciitis?
Very likely: Plantar fasciitis is most commonly described as pain under the heel which occurs on first step in the morning or after sitting. However, you should get an evaluation by your local Podiatrist to confirm the diagnosis as other pathologies in the heel can cause pain.See 1 more doctor answer
Backside of my heel (upper portion) near Achilles feels really tight when flexing my toes upward.
Tendon (s) to toes: There are a group of tendons behind the ankle in front of the achilles tendon that are stretched when you lift your toes up taht can give you this sensation. Also the achilles tendon and its muscles are working to prevent the ankle from going up with the toe motion.See 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has to go see a bone specialist because her dr said that she has a tight heel cord in both feet, how do they check.
Range of Motion.: The usual way is by checking the range of motion of the foot has at the ankle. The top of the foot should be able to move a certain amount of degrees toward the shin bone. It will be checked while the knee is straight and again when the knee is flexed. One possible reason for not enough motion is a tight heel cord. X-rays may or may not be taken. This is a simple hands on test.See 2 more doctor answers
I wore some very tight heels all day long now the top of my foot up into the top of my toes is numb. What can I do to get the feeling back on my foot?
Time: It takes time.. And looser shoes!Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, I have moderate pain in my heel, calf and tight in my right leg since I had a heel injury and several severe cramps last year. What should I do?
Heel & calf pain: Post injury. Please see your doc to make sure all healed the way it was supposed to. This MAY be an arthritic type pain from the injury or a circulatory issue. Peace and good health. Physical therapy or medication may be suggested.
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- Tight heel cords
- Exercises to stretch tight heel cords
- Short heel cords
- Tethered cord and heel cords
- Tightness in heel
- Stretches for your heel cords and calves
- Tightness in the heel cord hamstring
- Home remedy for tight shoes rubbing the heels
- Serial casting for tight heel cords