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Vein On The Achilles Tendon Is Swollen
I injured my right achilles' tendon last week while exercising, and now I can't walk and the tendon is swollen. Any suggestions?
One can have: Pathology anywhere but there are no common associated pathologies between the two. ...Read more
How does a surgeon make an incision to repair the Achilles tendon if a distended superficial vein extends over the center of the tendon?
Ligate the vein: A superficial vein can easily either be avoided of ligated (tied off). ...Read more
Should the smaller saphenous vein feel harder behind, and descending from the knee, than near the Achilles tendon?
Saphenous vein: No. Veins should not feel "hard". They should feel spongy or soft. It may be a phlebitis or clotting of that vein. Ibuprofen 3 times a day or alleve 2 x a day as an anti inflammatory helps along with a warm compress dressing can reduce that feeling in the vein. Go see your PCP. ...Read more
Are there any lymph nodes that run along lateral side of Achilles tendon near or around the smaller saphenous vein?
No: Anatomically, there are no lymph nodes in that area. ...Read more
Can arterial occlusion near the knee cause a vein or tributary to stick out slightly above the Achilles tendon?
I have pain inside the ankle especially when rising up on the toes. Achilles tendon also swollen and joint I am 51 and run regularly. Is this serious?
Injury vs arthritis: It sounds like you may have an overuse injury. This could be anything from tendinitis to a torn ligament to a stress fracture. Or, you may be developing arthritic changes in the ankle joint. Best thing is to see podiatrist, sports medicine doc or orthopedist for exam, xrays, maybe other tests, treatment. ...Read more
At 1st glance, it luks like Achilles tendonitis (R) I have a lump on my Achilles tendon 4 (6 wks) the pain is worsening, walking, climbing stairs, and standing still. 2day fut doc said couldn't help my extreme pain, waiting 4 MRI, he says its a vein.
Tendon tear.: The MRI will help with isolating the problem, but in the meantime, it might be prudent to avoid using the foot in the same manner you are accustomed to. A lump on the Achilles tendon for six weeks could spell trouble. Until proven otherwise try immobilizing the ankle to prevent further problems. ...Read more
Use ice: Use ice, wrap with ace bandage and put heel lift in shoe. Try biofreeze. ...Read more
What does it mean when I stretch to much and knee and around my knee, and my achilles' tendon swell up? Injured it a few years ago from a high fall.
Stretch: That would indicate doing less so as not to injure the area and getting it evaluated. ...Read more
You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a palpable knot in the back or above the back of the heel, and bearing weight there is quite painful and/or difficult. See a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Rest / Rehabilitate: Treatment for mild achilles tendon problems includes rest, immobilization, and anti-inflammatory medication. You may benefit with well-cushioned shoes with a slight heel lift. Treatment for severe problems, such as a torn or ruptured tendon, may include surgery or immobilization via a cast, splint, brace, or walking boot, exercise, either in physical therapy or in a rehab program can also help. ...Read more
Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching (dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. First get eval by a podiatrist then they will guide you when physical therapy is right. ...Read more
Achilles tendon: Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the back of your heel.. ...Read more
Mainly 2 options:
Stretching vs surgical procedures
see your foot and ankle doctor to discuss. ...Read more
Inability to walk: Properly, swelling, a palpable defect, difficulty pushing off while walking, pain. Etc. ...Read more
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
Any injury is: Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more
Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state.
Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more
Tendonitis or: Partial tear are most common reasons. Try rest and supportive shoes with slight heel. If still a problem, see specialist. ...Read more
You may: Not need an orthotic. You may need a heel lift to rest the tendon. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Several things: Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds. ...Read more