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What is Achilles tendinitis?

What is Achilles tendinitis?

Tendon Inflammation: Irritation, swelling, inflammation of the achilles tendon. Can be caused by strain injury, direct contusion injury, degeneration from age, frictional direct irritation from ill-fitting shoewear. Identify the cause and eliminate it. Analyze shoewear carefully. Therapy is best treatment. Nsaids medicines are helpful, like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Usually spontaneously resolves with treatment. ...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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What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis is a term used to describe inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendonitis therefore is inflammation of the achilles tendon. Tendinopathy is a general term for problems with a tendon. ...Read more

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What is achilles' tendon transfercsurgery?

What is achilles' tendon transfercsurgery?

Achilles Tendon Surg: Achilles tendon transfer surgery is where the tendon is moved from the back of your heel forward to the top of your heel. This is done with neurologically spastic patients where you want the tendon to work but not so powerfully. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

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 is knee tendonitis?

What is knee tendonitis?

Inflammation: Knee tendonitis usually refers to an inflammatory condition around the tendons of the knee. A common example would be a patellar tendonitis affecting the tendons of the knee cap. ...Read more

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What is ruptured knee tendon?

What is ruptured knee tendon?

Broken tendon: The thigh muscle forms as a tendon as it nears its insertion in the knee. When the thigh muscles contract, it straightens out the knee. It is essential to normal walking. When that tendon ruptures (or breaks), it almost always needs to be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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What is tendonitis?

What is tendonitis?

Swelling of tendon: -itis means inflammation of. Tendonitis is inflammation ( usually equates to redness, pain, swelling) of a tendon. Often due to overuse or friction due to strenuous activity. ...Read more

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What is iliopsoas tendinitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of a hip flexor muscle that responds well to rest, stretching, anti-inflammatories ...Read more

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What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...Read more

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What is hip tendonitis?

Inflammation: Hip tendonitis is a condition of inflammation of any of the tendons around the hip joint. Common would be the hip flexor tendons becoming strained and/or inflamed. ...Read more

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What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

What is posterior tibialis tendonitis?

Treatment options: My suggestions to patients w/ tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), strengthening/ stretching. I also may suggest massage or bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing injections (cortisone or prp), oral/ topical prescriptions, or even orthotics with your physician. ...Read more

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What is iliopsoas tendonosis?

What is iliopsoas tendonosis?

Chronic Injury: Tendonosis is a chronic injury resulting in micro-tears within the tendon junction of a muscle which has not healed yet. Most likely it won't heal without some intervention. Nowadays, prolotherapy, platelet based injections or even stem cell injections are being offered to help heal these tissues. ...Read more

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What is Achilles paratenonitis from?

It is a form : Of injury to the tendon so anything can really cause it, any stress or strain on the tendon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendon injury?

Depends...: 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. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for Achilles heel tendinitis?

What is the best cure for Achilles heel tendinitis?

Some things may help: For inflammation at achilles' tendon near the heel bone, one can take Motrin 3 times a day for a few days to decrease inflammation. Decrease sports activities, and use a cold pack on the area 3 times a day after activities. Use a good arch support + shock-absorbing heel cushion, to avoid pronation from flat feet. Do gentle calf stretches. If not better, see an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

What is bursitis and what is tendinitis?

Inflammation: A bursa is a pocket of fluid that provides a buffer between muscle and bone. Inflammation of the bursa either from overuse or injury can lead to bursitis. A tendon attaches muscle to bone. Inflammation of the tendon either from overuse or injury can lead to tendonitis. ...Read more

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How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peroneus longus tendon tear?

Extent of tear?: The vast majority of partial tears are initially treated with immobilization using a splint for 2-4 weeks with possible therapy. If the tear is complete or persistently symptomatic after non-surgical treatment, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

Hamstring: (from WiThe biceps femoris is a muscle of the posterior (the back) thigh. As its name implies, it has two parts, one of which (the long head) forms part of the hamstrings muscle group.one, the long head, arises from the lower and inner impression on the back part of the tuberosity of the ischium, by a tendon common to it and the semitendinosus, and from the lower part of the sacrotuberous ligament ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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