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What Is This Dry Skin On My Achilles Tendon And Heel
After a high ankle sprain 6 weeks ago, I am still experiencing discomfort at my achilles' tendon and heel when I plantar flex my foot. Why is this?
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
Yes: Almost certainly after it heals.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What to do if I have pain right where the Achilles tendon connects to my heel. How can I fix this?
Achilles: There are a number of causes for pain in this area - seek the help of a podiatrist. ...Read more
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
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?
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:
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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
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
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
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?
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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
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
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.?
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
Start with heel pain, then Achilles tendon pain. Now both gone but pain goes to whole ankle. Feel ankle pain at dawn when sleep as well. No injury.
Plantar fasciitis: This sounds like you had plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. These two conditions commonly occur together. If the whole ankle now hurts other things could be going on as well so you should see a foot and ankle specialist and start doing some Achilles tendon stretching several times a day. ...Read more
I have pain on the outside of my foot. Dr said it was Achilles' tendon heel spur. How can this be if the swelling and pain are on the side?
GOOD POINT: That's a good point. A retrocalcaneal spur should hurt directly behind the heel bone. Talk to your doctor again; make sure he/she knows exactly where the pain is located, and ask them this same question. ...Read more
I had to have my achilles' tendon and a portion of my heel bone where the Achilles inserts due to infection. What are my option without an achilles?
Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more
I have some sort of bump/wart on the back foot above the heel and below the Achilles tendon. What could it be? I've had for almost a year.
May be callous: If it is on a place where your shoe rubs the skin, it may be a callous. You may try different shoes that do not rub on that site. ...Read more
My feet hurt just above my heels, on both sides of my Achilles' tendon and just underneath the ball of my foot under my big toe. Is the pain from spur?
Could be: This might be from spurs, but it sounds like you have multiple tendons involved. This is more likely from footwear that is not fitting right ...Read more
Hit on right heel by shopping cart foot bent under cart heard a pop in my plantar fascia now pain bottom of foot & Achilles tendon what to do?
Start Now.: By the sound of it, likely a fascia injury and possibly some involvement with the Achilles tendon. These are initially treated in the RICE fashion. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) This will help with the swelling and pain. Avoid bearing weight on the foot until it can be examined and the true extent of the injury can be determined. Use Crutches until you can see a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more
Had shot of dextrose (prolotherapy) in my achilles' tendon 3hrs ago & my heel & bottom back half of my foot is numb still. Should it be still numb?
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
What to do if I have increased heel pain following Achilles tendonitis, sore to touch, and a small lump on the heel. Do What to do if I have a tear to the Achilles tendon?
See Podiatrist: And get this examined so this can be properly evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Elevate and limit activity. ...Read more
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