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What is this dry skin on my Achilles tendon and heel?

What is this dry skin on my Achilles tendon and heel?

Possible fungus: Dry cracked heels could be a sign of a fungal infection. Other causes include constantly wearing open heeled shoes. You can try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day. A skin culture may be helpful if it doesn't improve with otc meds. ...Read more

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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 could cause pain under my achilles' tendon (where the tendon attaches to the heel)?

What could cause pain under my achilles' tendon (where the tendon attaches to the heel)?

A spur: Or bone protrusion, an inflammed bursal sac, a tear in the tendon, degeneration or inflammation of the tendon are all real possibilities... ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain under my achilles' tendon where the tendon attaches to the heel?

What to do if I have pain under my achilles' tendon where the tendon attaches to the heel?

Try a heel lift: And possibly try to wear a backless shoe like a clog if possible.....ice is good as is an antiinflammatory....if pain persists seea foot doc. ...Read more

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I went up on my tip toes and heard a loud pop. It felt like i'd been shot by a bebe gun in my achilles tendon. Heel has hurt since. What can i do?

I went up on my tip toes and heard a loud pop. It felt like i'd been shot by a bebe gun in my achilles tendon. Heel has hurt since. What can i do?

Achilles rupture?: Sounds like you may have ruptured your Achilles' tendon . Get examined by an Orthopedist ASAP . At your age if it's ruptured it will need primary repair. Needs splinting, ice elevation immediately . If u can't get in to see anORS have the ER doc get an MRI. Most times a palpable gap can be palpated in the tendon. A + Thompson test is typical.( lack of plantar flexion w/ comp.of calf) . Good Luck! ...Read more

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Would it be possible to wear high heels after an Achilles tendon rupture?

While ruptured?: It is possible but not recommended. There are too much risks involved. There will be too much swelling as well. Now if you mean after repair than high heels definitely possible after healing. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles' tendon: Itself could be inflamed or degenerated, there may be calcification in the tendon, you can have an inflamed burase, a posterior heel spur or a haglund's deformity which is a protrusion of bone at the superior posterior aspect of the heel bone. ...Read more

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Can a dextrose shot into the heel for a spur make your heel and achilles' tendon pain worse for more than two weeks?

It is possible: This is a form of prolotherpay which evokes an inflammatory response so it can....Apparently this is becoming more popular...Steroid injections was and likely still is the more common injectable. ...Read more

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Even the lightest strike on my HEEL gives immense pain. But it doesn't affect me when I'm playing .Just wanted to know how bad is my achilles tendon?

Even the lightest strike on my HEEL gives immense pain. But it doesn't affect me when I'm playing .Just wanted to know how bad is my achilles tendon?

Orthopaedics consult: It sounds like you may have inflammation in your Achilles tendon area, maybe enesthitis. Exercise works out the inflammation, making it feel better. Visit an orthopaedic surgeon. No substitute for rest and healing, but anti-inflammatory medicines, ice, exercises and injections can help. After exam and imaging, surgical options may be possible. Read this: http://tinyurl.com/hueo23b ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my Achilles tendon?

Should i see a doctor for pain on the bottom of my heel and down from my Achilles tendon?

See a podiatrist!: If you have plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doc). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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As I take my finger from back of heel and up the middle of achilles tendon I feel a vertical split. Is this split the soleus?

No : Both the gastrocnemius and the soleus form the Achilles' tendon. It would not be palpable as a " vertical split" on your Achilles. The gastrocs is superficial to the soleus. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heel and back of ankle pain. On the Achilles' tendon area, higher up in the leg, there is an indention and then a knot above it.

Achilles Rupture: As a sports medicine physician/Trainer I bring some expertise to answering this question. Additionally, I suffer from chronic Achilles tendinitis and once sustained a partial rupture running to catch a bus! This may be a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon or it may be tender nodularity of the calf muscles due to myofasciitis. A rupture limits mobility and ROM of the ankle join. Come see me! ...Read more

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I was born with my left femur 15mm shorter. As a result my achilles' tendon has tightened so much that my heel now sits 2in off ground. Please advise?

There are ways to : Fix this. My question would be has the problem recently been worse as if you are 39 have you tried to correct the problem before or only recently has it worsened? The achilles/gastroc complex can be strethced, lengthened, the femur can be lengthened. I would recommend a consult with an orthopedist to explore all your options. ...Read more

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When i walk on high heels for a long time i start to get a pain in my achilles' tendon, should I get it checked out?

Quit It! :): How does the old joke go... Doc it hurts when I do this. Well then don't do that. I would stop the high heels, stretch your achilles, calf muscles and plantar fascia every day for 10 min and if it's still bugging you after a few weeks see your doc. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of my right Achilles tendon where it meets my heel. I haven't ran for a week and have been icing it but it is not improving.?

Achilles tendinitis : You need to have a podiatrist check out the problem. You have insertional achilles tendinitis which is causing the pain. Are you stretching before and after your run? You should also take a NSAID if you can and start physical therapy. ...Read more

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I am a rower and i run a lot. I have a pain at the back of my heel. Doctors tell me its calcium depositing on Achilles tendon. What should I do?

Night splint: For when your sleeping to help put a sustained stretch on the achilles. A heel lift or orthotic in the shoe to preload the achilles. If all conservative tx fails, there is always a surgical option. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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