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Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts. ?

Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts.  ?

Stretches do help: A fellow sufferer here, as well as several MDs in our practice. The stretches on the link below do help, you will see progressive improvement. We all had a great deal of success with them. In fact I used to have relapses until I got religious about doing these. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/plantar-fasciitis/multimedia/foot-stretches-to-prevent-plantar-fasciitis/img-2000823 ...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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I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening(z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

I' did an Achilles tendon lengthening(z plasty)because I had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, I still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. Why?

Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? achilles t?

Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 8 months ago.xrays said just sprain.I rested/limped for months.Can resting too long cause bottom of foot pain/achilles pain, tightness?

You may of : Overcompensated and now have both achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Stretching exercises are good for these problems. Wearing a night splint is also good for this. ...Read more

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Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?

Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more

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Had an impact injury on foot. When i point my toe downwards hard, and bring it back up, my Achilles tendon in the two spots on both sides hurts bad.

Achilles tendon : Sounds like you injured your achilles tendon. If there is even a small chance of a partial tear, you need to treat this, may need mri, need to immobilize ankle. Se your local podiatrist, don't fool around with an achilles tendon injury ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination). ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon is in agonizing severe pain in both feet. Absolutely nothing relives the pain. My knee and side of hip even hurts. I can't stand. ?

Why are you waiting.: You need to have yourself examined by a specialist and it sounds like it should happen sooner, rather than later. Pain, as you are experiencing, could mean a serious issue is at hand. I suggest a visit to urgent care for direction. ...Read more

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I'm aware you can't pull your foot downward if you tear your Achilles tendon..But can you raise it?

Yes: If u rupture your achilles' tendon completely your ability to plantar flex ( 'pull down' your ankle) will be minimal.(rarely an intact plantaris tendon will allow minor plantar flexion ). However your ability to dorsiflex( pull back) your ankle is maintained as these tendons are not injured( tib. Anterior, edl). ...Read more

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Foot Pain (Definition)

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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