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I injured my right achilles' tendon last week while exercising, and now I can't walk and the tendon is swollen. Any suggestions?

I injured my right achilles' tendon last week while exercising, and now I can't walk and the tendon is swollen. Any suggestions?

Achilles: You want to have the tendon examined for rupture. There are three comon areas the tendon can tear and the most commom site is about 5 cm up from the heel bone. Stay off the area and ice 15 min on 15 min off till you can get seen.... ...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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Are there any pathologies involving a vein in relation with the Achilles tendon?

Are there any pathologies involving a vein in relation with the Achilles tendon?

One can have: Pathology anywhere but there are no common associated pathologies between the two. ...Read more

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Should the smaller saphenous vein feel harder behind, and descending from the knee, than near the Achilles tendon?

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

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Can arterial occlusion near the knee cause a vein or tributary to stick out slightly above the Achilles tendon?

Can arterial occlusion near the knee cause a vein or tributary to stick out slightly above the Achilles tendon?

If there is a: Problem with the artery being occluded I would imagine you would have some sort of pain. Conclusions in arteries are not good. A occlusion in an artery would not cause your vein to bulge if anything if the occlusion was a clot the artery itself might be a little thicker. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can I tear my Achilles tendon?

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

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Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it.
Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things.
1. Hyperextension 2. Direct trauma ...Read more

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What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

Tendinitis.: If the tendon is inflammed, it results in Achilles tendinitis. The pain is usually resolved with physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Where is the Achilles tendon located?

Anatomy: The achilles tendon is composed of 2 different muscles that start on the back side of your thigh and leg; they join together and then insert on the back portion of your heel or calcaneus. ...Read more

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How did the Achilles tendon get its name?

Its a Myth: This may be the origin
Achilles is the name of the Greek mythological hero of the Trojan War. ...Read more

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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen an Achilles tendon?

Physical therapy: If you are recuperating from an injury, consider asking your doc about physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can I keep my Achilles tendon healthy?

Stretching: Key to keeping achilles healthy and functional is to keep it supple by stretching and maintaining flexibility. Proper nutrition and maintaining normal BMI helps too. ...Read more

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Bets way to deal with Achilles tendon pain?

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

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What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

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

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How serious is it when an Achilles tendon snaps?

See below: If by snap you mean rupture it can be very serious. Because you loose control to point your foot downward. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Achilles tendon?

Achilles tendon: Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the back of your heel.. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I lengthen my Achilles tendon?

Mainly 2 options: Stretching vs surgical procedures
see your foot and ankle doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of a torn Achilles tendon?

Inability to walk: Properly, swelling, a palpable defect, difficulty pushing off while walking, pain. Etc. ...Read more

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I have pain only when my Achilles tendon is relaxed, what could this be?

I have pain only when my Achilles tendon is relaxed, what could this be?

You have tendonitis: The most common cause is sports injury, the second most common cause in elevation of uric acid, if more than 6.0. The third common cause low thyroid, check tsh, if more than 2.0 is abnormal. In all you need treatment. Can try ice and strech. ...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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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to rupture my Achilles tendon?

Any injury is: Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: 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

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How big of a cast for Achilles tendon torn?

How big of a cast for Achilles tendon torn?

Short leg cast: Casting for a torn achilles, if indicated, is a short leg (below knee) cast. This is initially in a gravity equinus (toes downward) position and the angle is gradually increased until the foot is at 90 degrees to the leg. ...Read more

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How to tell if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

See below: You would have swelling, pain, be able to feel a gap in the tendon, you would have foot slap on trying to walk and you would have difficulty pointing your toes downward. ...Read more

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What causes burning stinging in the Achilles tendon?

Tendonitis or: Partial tear are most common reasons. Try rest and supportive shoes with slight heel. If still a problem, see specialist. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon ruptured/ripped, what should I do?

Achilles' ruptured: A complete tear of achilles' tendon will require surgery. The sooner the better to have surgery. Need to see a podiatrist right away. ...Read more

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What type of orthotic should I get for Achilles tendon (dr scholl)?

You may: Not need an orthotic. You may need a heel lift to rest the tendon. I suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for Achilles tendon injuries?

Several things: Ice, rest, pad in shoe to elevate the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon, anti-inflamatory meds. ...Read more

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