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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
Achilles: Achilles' tendon injuries and ruptures can be caused by trauma such as aggressive jumping but also can become weakened by taking certain antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin. Both of these medications belong to the "quinolone" family of drugs. Either way, that needs to be evaluated by a medical professional and may even need an MRI. ...Read more
Sharp stinging pain in my Achilles tendon not my calf. This after many months of power walking. Pain is great but only lasts for a few seconds.
I awaken with sharp burning pain in the posterior aspect of my ankle along my Achilles tendon for the past couple of months. Is there any home treatments that might help?
I try using a pillow to raise the back of my sore heel but it still doesn't stop the burning pain. I wonder if Achilles tendon is involved. Walk OK.
Achilles tendonopathy tends to produce an enlarged, tender tendon (particularly sore when squeezed). Also, small nerve branches supplying the heel can become irritated to cause a burning pain. One question: why are you taking clonazepam? Underlying disorder?
See your doctor for exam. Details of the physical should help diagnosis, and this will help treatment. ...Read more
I think I have a problem with my achilies tendon. I get these small popping sensations. There is a stinging and burning sensation. I can run though?
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
Calf muscles: The gastrocnemius and soleal muscles become the achilles' tendon at the myotendinous junction. If these muscles are tight you will feel it in the achilles' tendon. Stretching exercises are necessary to stretch both muscle groups consult either a podiatrist, physical therapist or your family doc for the appropriate stretches to do. ...Read more
Lack of stretch: If you are not stretching enough and then complicate the issue by trying to exercise by running, etc. You will get a tight achilles. When you overuse the achilles without a proper warmup the calf muscle will lose it's oxygen, creating occasional cramping and tightening. Good luck. ...Read more
Bursitis: Popping of a tendon is usually either chronic dislocating or the tendon rubbing an adjacent structure. Since the achilles really can't dislocate, it is likely rubbing on a small, fluid-filled sac underneath called the retrocalcaneal bursa. If it is painful and avoiding irritating shoes doesn't improve things, see a podiatrist. Sometimes a steroid injection can help. ...Read more
Irritation: If the shoes rubs on the tendon it can irritate the skin and create an itching feeling. ...Read more
Many things: The pain you are experiencing may or may not be connected. Ankle pain can result from arthritis, infections, sprain/strains. Achilles tendon pain may result from tendonitis, tears in the tendon, bone spurs amongst other things. Evaluation by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon would be beneficial. ...Read more
Depends: There are several things it could be. It depends on what your symptoms are. It could be a spur on the back of the heel or it could be an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It also could be partially or fully torn Achilles' tendon. You could try to use ice and immobilization with an ace wrap and decrease your activities and take an NSAID. Otherwise see a doctor to have it looked at. ...Read more
What can I do about scar tissue (a raised bump) on my Achilles tendon, which causes pain and interferes with footwear?
Couple of things: A cortisone injection into the scar may help, or possible topical verapamil. ...Read more
Could lumbar disk bulge cause swelling and thickening of Achilles tendon, accompanied by Achilles pain? Pain and swelling worse after walking uphill.
No: One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more
Can arterial occlusion near the knee cause a vein or tributary to stick out slightly above the Achilles tendon?
When I curl the toes in L foot there is pain at top of Achilles tendon/gastroc tendon rght below the calf also feel twitches in calf. Probable causes?
See your doctor: It is difficult to localize the lesion without both understanding the history of the discomfort, nor an examination which can help determine any other associated signs/symptoms. Because of where the muscles and the nerves traverse along the leg, it could be a variety of things. Please consult with your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Can popliteal artery entrapment syndrome cause swelling around the ankle region with a palpable bulge along the lateral aspect of the achilles tendon?
Varies: It varies somewhat on what structures are involved. Compressuon of the popliteal artery alone would usually cause primarily arterial inflow issues, but if the venous structures are involved, then venous outflow problems can cause swelling in the leg and foot. It is probably a lot more common, though, that you also have a condition in your foot/ ankle that is contributing. Be seen if concerned. ...Read more
Weak tendon sheath:
Degenerative tears in the achilles are caused by a weak sheath that covers the tendon itself. Since the sheath protects the tendon and gives it it's nourishment, if it is congenitally weaker it will create tears. This is also made worse by Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levoquin antibiotics and some statin drugs.
A syrinx is a cavity in the spinal cord (short for syringomyelia), not in the achilles. ...Read more
If I strained/sprained my Achilles tendons 10 years ago and they still get achey sometimes, is there anything I can do about that? Cause for concern?
Eccentric strength: You likely have some degeneration of your Achilles which led to the "sprain" in the first place and now causes achy pain. Your sports med provider can prescribe a series of specific eccentric resistance exercises that have been shown in many studies to be the best non-surgical treatment for Achilles tendinopathy. You are at slight higher risk for a complete tear, but I wouldn't be too concerned. ...Read more
Does an MRI and/or ultrasound yielding normal results rule out Achilles tendinopathy (tendinosis) as a cause of chronic tendon pain in that area?
Prof. Athlete out for 18 months due to Achilles pain at tendon insertion probably caused by a levaquin (levofloxacin) rx. Recent MRI shows nothing. What's next step?
If it causes: You to walk differently there may be some effect....but that high up and in the back should not... ...Read more
What could cause deep stabbing and throbbing pain at the base of left calf muscle (inner leg), burning and radiating pain at base of Achilles extending around inside of left ankle and numbness in outer three toes on left foot?
Tarsal tunnel: Description sounds somewhat like tarsal tunnel syndrome which is an entrapped nerve in the ankle but could also be referred lumbar radiculopathy (pinched nerve in back) or just really bad tendinitis compressing the nerves of the lower leg. Sounds like an exam and some nerve conduction velocities would be helpful. ...Read more
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