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Why Do The Achilles Tendon In My Feet Hurt
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I get rid of intense pain in my Achilles tendon, calves, and arches of my feet when I run?
Have spur on the back of my foot and below my heel. Achilles tendinitis (visible on the back of my foot). Pain is excruciating 24-7-365. What can I do?
Over used heel.: It sounds like you are describing a posterior calcaneal spur with associated Achilles tendinitis. Stopping, or severely reducing, the pull of the Achilles tendon is the first line of treatment. Application of heat and/or cold will help, but the tendinitis inflammation must be reduced and off loading is the best way. Elevated heels on your shoes may help. An evaluation by a specialist is needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am bothered by discomfort in my foot. Starts at the Achilles tendon and goes to the outside of my foot. It doesn't bother all the time. Thoughts?
Yes, BUT.....: Bilateral achilles' tendinitis/bursitis is a feature of the seronegative spondyloarthopathies, but it is usually unilateral are injuries. Nonetheless, it must be excluded. Of historical note is that larry bird in his last nba years had bilateral achilles' problems. They were treated as injury and took months to heel. The man from "french lick" was seen by me in the mid-90's.He has psoriatic arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Piezogenic papules: "small lumps" could be due to a variety of skin or soft tissue conditions. One common cause is piezogenic pedal papules which are small white bumps that may form on the outside of the heel. These bumps are more prominent when pressure is exerted on the feet when standing. These papules are normally painless, however, in some cases mild to moderate pain may exist with added pressure to the heel. ...Read more
Yes: Difficult but most achilles injuries are by direct trauma. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a really bad pain in my Achilles tendon and I'm sure I know why, I slept with my cover against my foot and it held it down?
Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain in my ankle by my Achilles tendon and a little lower there is swelling on the inside of my foot what would it be?
Tendinosis: The pain is likely at the insertion of the Achilles tendon and represents inflammation, and even possible partial tear of the fibers and the lump represents active repair. If the lump is pain free, no worries. If it is painful then you need to see your orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of streches/exercises can I do to at home to stretch my 10 months old baby's Achilles tendon; ankles are very tight and never puts foot flat?
See doctor first: I would not advise doing any stretches on your baby's feet or ankles without first checking with the pediatrician, preferably a pediatric orthopedist or podiatrist. While stretching may be helpful, it can also cause problems such as subluxing joints or tearing or rupturing soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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