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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 kind of doctor I need for my Achilles tendon pain? Which specialist?

What kind of doctor I need for my Achilles tendon pain? Which specialist?

Foot & ankle doc: Your best choice is to see a podiatrist or and orthopedic foot & ankle doctor. They both have specialized training and see Achilles tendon problems often enough to provide you with the most up to date treatment options ...Read more

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I am 57 yrs. Old, working as a sales assistant. My left Achilles tendon has got a problem. Doctor suggested for an operation. Severe paining.

I am 57 yrs. Old, working as a sales assistant. My left Achilles tendon has got a problem. Doctor suggested for an operation. Severe paining.

Details.: An operation to do what? Without knowing the specifics of what your doctor's assessment is, it is impossible to either agree or not agree with the plan of surgery. There are several treatment options to be tried before doing surgery on the Achilles. I can only wonder if these have been tried. ...Read more

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I recently tore my Achilles tendon. I haven't gone to the doctor but it doesn't look like a complete rupture. Can I heal it without seeing a doctor?

MRI + Exam = Best: You may be okay. But, to avoid potential complications down the road, it is best to see an ankle specialist for proper examination and get an MRI to further define your condition. ...Read more

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Twitching in achilles' tendon area. What is this and what should I do before I can get in to doc? Thanks.

Twitching in achilles' tendon area. What is this and what should I do before I can get in to doc? Thanks.

Twitching: Twitching in the achilles tendon could be RLS of restless leg syndrome.
Medication helps after you get in to the doctor until then you may try easy stretching and relaxation exercises.
You may find relief at your local health food store.
Good luck. ...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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Hello doctor, I have a soft tissue bulge that protrude when I run in my Achilles tendon and disappear when I don't. Hurts at times. Assist please.

Hello doctor, I have a soft tissue bulge that protrude when I run in my Achilles tendon and disappear when I don't. Hurts at times. Assist please.

Most likely muscle: Hernia, usually there is a sleeve of tissue around that area, sometimes get weak or injured
, when you run the muscle get swelling and escaped from the weak spot. ...Read more

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Where can I find a list of doctors/physical therapists that do functional rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Ruptures?

Where can I find a list of doctors/physical therapists that do functional rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Ruptures?

Online: You may do a quick google search for Orthopedic or Urgent Care centers online for a provider near you who may help. Otherwise, call your insurance provider or visit their website online for a list of covered providers. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Achilles tendon injuries until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Achilles tendon injuries until I can see a doctor?

Brace and Advil (ibuprofen): Get an ace wrap or ankle brace, and ibuprofen/advil, and take it three times a day with a meal. And be seen as soon as you can be. ...Read more

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I am suffering from sever pain due to my left (leg)achilles tendon. Doctor suggested to go for operation (shaving off the bludg) please reply.

I am suffering from sever pain due to my left (leg)achilles tendon. Doctor suggested to go for operation (shaving off the bludg) please reply.

Abnormal "bump": A haglunds deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel which may lead to a painful bursitis, which is an inflammation of the bursa (a fluid-filled sac between the tendon and bone). The soft tissue near the achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against the back of the shoes. Have it evaluated as there are conservative and surgical options. ...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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I am partially paralyzed due to a stroke and my doctor wants to cut my Achilles tendon to free my foot up. Is this the only way?

I am partially paralyzed due to a stroke and my doctor wants to cut my Achilles tendon to free my foot up. Is this the only way?

You're so young: Hi!
at 37 years old, I would seriously hesitate to have my achilles tendon cut. Please get a 2nd or 3rd opinion before doing something permanent. Not saying it's wrong - it's just I would explore all other options first. Acupuncture may be effective here. At least worth a try before surgery! ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon is throbbing...Off cipro (ciprofloxacin) for one week...Can't afford another doctor visit...What can I do to stop the pain?

Modalities: Heat and ice in alternation. Local massage, gentle stretching, tropicals like flexpower. Accupuncture is another consideration. Tendonopathy is usually self limited, but while hurting, limit running, cycling or other physical activities that stress or isolate the gastric/soleus complex that makes up the achilles. ...Read more

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58y/o female- sore, warm to the touch, quarter sized lumps below her Achilles' tendon. Will call doc Monday if not gone, but could this be gout?

58y/o female- sore, warm to the touch, quarter sized lumps below her Achilles' tendon. Will call doc Monday if not gone, but could this be gout?

Is it possible? Yes: Does it sound like it? Not really. First off that's not really a joint area and gout usually affects joints. Without seeing the lumps it is hard to take a guess....I am it sure why hey would "disappear" by Monday.....if there is anyway you can show us a picture that would be helpful in us helping you. ...Read more

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At 1st glance, it luks like Achilles tendonitis (R) I have a lump on my Achilles tendon 4 (6 wks) the pain is worsening, walking, climbing stairs, and standing still. 2day fut doc said couldn't help my extreme pain, waiting 4 MRI, he says its a vein.

Tendon tear.: The MRI will help with isolating the problem, but in the meantime, it might be prudent to avoid using the foot in the same manner you are accustomed to. A lump on the Achilles tendon for six weeks could spell trouble. Until proven otherwise try immobilizing the ankle to prevent further problems. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

Rest: Initially, rest is best. Ice and later heat are helpful. Determining reason why you developed this is key. Is the tendon excessively tight, are you getting enough support ect. Then preventative care can be obtained. ...Read more

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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to do to treat/prevent soreness in my Achilles tendon?

Stretch: You need to stretch and use an orthotic in your shoes to balance the feet and left the heel to take strain off the achilles tendon.
After exercise ice the area. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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