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Lump on Achilles tendon. Mri shows nothing but the lump is visable just looking at my foot. Drs r stumped! very painful all the time. Any ideas?

Lump on Achilles tendon.  Mri shows nothing but the lump is visable just looking at my foot.  Drs r stumped!  very painful all the time.  Any ideas?

It is odd: That nothing would show on the mri! was the MRI performed with and without contrast. Soft tissues are usually very well defined on an mri. Any type of mass or even swelling would normally show on the study. ...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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What to do if I have a painful lump on my Achilles tendon does anyone know what it could be?

What to do if I have a painful lump on my Achilles tendon does anyone know what it could be?

An exam is needed!: There are a number of things. A painful lump on the tendon can range from a cyst to a calcification, or even the beginning of a rupture. There needs to be more info given. I will say that in view that it is on the achilles tendon (a very large tendon) and you are having pain, it needs to be looked at by a physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in my Achilles tendon. I can be standing still, driving or walking. What is causing this and how can I stop it? There is a small lump also

I have pain in my Achilles tendon. I can be standing still, driving or walking. What is causing this and how can I stop it? There is a  small lump also

See a foot: Ankle doc, that lump is indicating the achilles is not right......Certainly no physical activity i.E running or it will tear......A heel lift is a good idea, ice, massage etc. ...Read more

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What are the small lumps on the back of my foot near my Achilles tendon?

What are the small lumps on the back of my foot near my Achilles tendon?

Piezogenic papules: "small lumps" could be due to a variety of skin or soft tissue conditions. One common cause is piezogenic pedal papules which are small white bumps that may form on the outside of the heel. These bumps are more prominent when pressure is exerted on the feet when standing. These papules are normally painless, however, in some cases mild to moderate pain may exist with added pressure to the heel. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump on my anterior tibialis ligament and my Achilles tendon on my left foot. No trauma. What could it be.

This could be one of: several possibilities the most common being a ganglion cyst or possibly a small fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it changes in size or you are not sure concerning what it is especially if it is firm, irregular and appears fixed (not mobile) get it checked out. ...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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What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

What do you do for a torn Achilles tendon besides physical therapy?

Surgery or nonop Tx: Achilles tendon tears are either treated with nonoperative immobilization in a cast or boot, or by surgery to repair the torn tendon followed by similar immobilization. Talk with your physician to decide together which treatment option is best for your individual circumstance. No one treatment is right for everyone. ...Read more

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Do I need to seek professional care for the pain in my Achilles tendon, or just home therapy and rest?

Do I need to seek professional care for the pain in my Achilles tendon, or just home therapy and rest?

Depends: On how bad and how long have you had problem. If not severe, initially try rest ice/heat as well as supportive shoe gear. If this does not help, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress. ...Read more

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Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis  in Achilles'. Best treatment?

Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old?

Continue stretching.: See your physician to make sure no neurological problems are left untreated. ...Read more

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Which treatment for short Achilles tendons in a 22 month old is the very best?

See below: The first thing would be to try stretching and casting. If this does not work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendons injury?

Depends : It all depends on the extend of injury. Achilles tendinitis vs. Rupture have different courses of treatment. For tendinitis physical therapy, orthotics and shoe modification along with stretching can help. For rupture then surgical repair is needed. ...Read more

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Hard ...Sometimes painful "bump" in Achilles tendon area?

Tear: Aanytime there is a bump that is tender in the achillles area consider a partial tear and you would be at hiogh riskk for acute complete tear. Stop doing any jumping running, or stressing the Achilles and seek medical attention. A littl rest and treatment now will save six months of recovery later. ...Read more

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A nurse said I have badly pulled/sprained my Achilles tendon. It is really painful to walk on, she hasn't given me any crutches? Help?

A nurse said I have badly pulled/sprained my Achilles tendon. It is really painful to walk on, she hasn't given me any crutches? Help?

See a podiatrist: There could be a partial tear in the tendon or associated structures. I love our nurses, but you should see a doctor on this one. ...Read more

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8 wks P.O for tarsal tunnel. recently between ankle&achilles tendon if slightly touched it is extremely painful dr told me to try heatbut what is it?

Varies: There are a number of reasons that a surgical area may be hypersensitive 8!weeks after surgery. It can be related to cutaneous nerves growing back in the area or sometimes the development of scar tissue. Heat increases blood flow to an area at the risk of increasing swelling. Cold can numb an area, but does little to decrease swelling if over 48 hrs post op and can decrease overall blood flow. ...Read more

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Growth-like bump on Achilles tendon?

Options: It may take a physical examination to get to the bottom of things. Clearly, it could be a "growth" or just an enlargement of existing tissues. The enlargement could be from the bone immediately under the tendon, on the tendon or from the tissues immediately on top of the tendon. Whether it is new growth, part of a repair process or due to mechanical irritation are just some of the subtleties. ...Read more

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Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Painful Achilles tendon – how do I get rid of the pain?

Achilles tendonitis: Otc ibuprofen, ice and possibly physical therapy are some options. If pain is severe an MRI can be done to rule out a tear of the tendon. ...Read more

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Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

You may have : An equinis deformity or contracted steer muscle group whether it be the Achilles' tendon or gastrocnemius muscle. I'm not sure if you wear high heels but high heels cause the Achilles to contract and so they are not particularly healthy for the tendon.
Eccentric excercises, stretching are good, you may need the help of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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My active, athletic 19-year old son has pain in his Achilles tendon. He also feels a slight bump. What is it and what to do?

Go see the doctor...: The achilles tendon may have been injury and the bump may be noting the area. Have it checked because the injury may have occurred days, weeks, months before and the "bump" may be scar tissue that has developed. If unchecked, there is a risk of rupture. Don't wait until that happens. See the doctor and have it examined properly. ...Read more

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I’ve had pain in the area of my Achilles’ tendon for a month, it makes it difficult to exercise and even painful to walk. Can a podiatrist help?

I’ve had pain in the area of my Achilles’ tendon for a month, it makes it difficult to exercise and even painful to walk. Can a podiatrist help?

Yes: Achilles’ tendon strain should be worked up to avoid rupture at your age. Simple stretching, shoe lift or other preventative tx as well as topical or injection tx will provide immediate and lasting benefit. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more

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What is more painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

Broken knee cap: Achilles tendon rupture often do not hurt much and can easily be overlooked.

A broken bone e.g. Knee cap hurts much more and will cause your leg to buckle painfully when you attempt to put weight on it. ...Read more

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Which would be more painful: a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

??: Everyone perceives pain and injuries differently. These are both horribly painful, terrible injuries. If i had to guess i would say kneecap, but i know they are both very painful. ...Read more

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I have a very weak Achilles tendon and is very painful, what exercises can I do to help strengthen it?

Need a diagnosis: A "tendon" is rarely "weak." if the muscles that form the achilles (gastrocnemius and soleus) are weak a physical therapy program can be of benefit. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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