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What Is Achilles Tendon
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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