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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation and pain of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle on the back of the leg to the bottom of the heel. Patients with Achilles tendonitis typically have pain when they flex their foot ...Read more


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Can Achilles tendonitis cause constant pain that does not go away?

Can Achilles tendonitis cause constant pain that does not go away?

Achilles tendinitis : Yes, achilles tendinitis can cause chronic pain if not treated by immobilization, physical therapy or nsaids. I would get an MRI to rule out an achilles' tendon tear. ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Possible: Chronic achilles tendonitis may lead to rupture. We are talking years of swelling of the tendon causing micro tears in the tendon. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause my big toe turn blue?

Shouldn't : Toes turning blue sounds like a vascular problem. I would get it checked out. Achilles tendinitis should cause pain on the crack of ankle ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause swelling, what feels like squeezing in the deep center tissue and hair loss in the same leg?

I don't believe it : Causes hair loss. Also, Achilles tendonitis for the most part occurs closer to the attachment at the heel, as one goes higher in the leg near the calf this tendon becomes the gastrocnemius muscle. If you have pain in the calf region a DVT or clot must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?

Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?

Three's a crowd...: You certainly can have all three conditions at the same time. An experienced clinician would be able to determine the diagnosis without an MRI. An MRI would be helpful in demonstrating the tissue's reaction to the to the inflammatory condition. Consult with your Healthtap specialist for further understanding. ...Read more

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How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

Trauma: Sports, over use, there are many causes. Even shoes can be a cause. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more