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Are the symptoms of achilles tendon injuries bad?

Yes

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the pain and swelling can be very disabiling
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Should I still go to work if I have achilles tendon injuries?

Possibly

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If you have ruptured your tendon you will probably already have had surgical repair and will be on crutches for a while. If you can work effectively such as a desk job, this shouldn't be a problem. But if you need active movement at work, or the circumstances of your crutches and comfort put you or coworkers at risk, then you should stay at home.
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What do you recommend for achilles tendon injuries?

Several things

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Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds.
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How common is it for somebody to get achilles tendon injuries?

Not that common

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Although sports medicine specialists will see plenty of these injuries, especially in athletic individuals over the age of 30, the actual prevalence in the community is far less than 5%. Prevention of injury is best course of action, including good pre-participatory conditioning, including foot loading exercises and stretching.
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Dr. Arnold Zuckman answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. James Dukelow answered:

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

An exam is needed!

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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.
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What is the best treatment for Hashimotos? Symptoms: abdominal pain, joint pain, difficulty walking in morning, lump on my achilles tendon. TT 07/6/12

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Sounds like it is time for a visit to a rheumatologist. Many times a course of steroids can help but long term treatment is needed
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Dr. David B. Hicks answered:

hard ...sometimes painful "bump" in achilles tendon area?

Tear

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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
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Painful Achilles Tendon – How do I get rid of the pain?

Achilles tendonitis

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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
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What is the treatment for achilles tendon injury?

Depends...

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Complete tear: usually surgery, depending on activity and health of the patient. Partial tear: usually protected or non weightbearing for a period of about 6 weeks Strained, no tear: Rest, protected weightbearing in a boot or shoe with a raised heel. Many of these scenarios will benefit from physical therapy, at home or by a professional, at some point in the healing
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