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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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Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...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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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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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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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


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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