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Why Does My Achilles Tendon Hurt When I Walk
I get sharp pain in my Achilles tendon during exercise - this has happened for years depite long periods of rest. It doesn't hurt when I walk. Torn?
See orthopedic MD: I would recommend that you consult with an Orthopedic surgeon for this ongoing problem. It is possible that you injured it in the past and are dealing with an ongoing chronic tendinitis. Try stretching your calf muscles prior and after exercising, may help. Most of all, see Orthopedic surgeon for consultation and see if they can offer definitive treatment after thorough evaluation ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My Achilles' tendon hurts like a nife in the back of my tendon when I try to run walk or stand. What should I do? I run around 6 miles a day.
Hi my ankle / Achilles' tendon hurts and I'm scared to walk unless I hurt it further It feels pretty mild as far as I know, how long will it heal in?
Slow healing: The Achilles tendon can be difficult to heal as it has a relatively poor natural vascular supply. Initial treatment is rest, ice, gentle stretching. If it worsens or does not starting improving after a week or two, you should have it checked to avoid chronic pain or even rupture. ...Read more
If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal. ...Read more
Many causes: If you have not had any injury, twisted your ankle, or done any heavy exercise (rock climbing, hiking, etc) there are several possible causes. There is a group of arthritis problems called seronegative spondyloarthropathies which can cause this type of problem with no injury. There are also inherited problems and endocrine diseases which can cause this. If the pain persists you should see a dr ...Read more
When you're ready.: Unfortunately there's no easy answer. Soft tissue typically takes 4-6 weeks to heal, but the achilles is the strongest tendon in your body, and the bulkiest. You want to give it ample time to heal before you ask full weight bearing of it. Don't rush your rehab--you could reinjure it and end up back at square one. ...Read more
Should I be worried if my Achilles tendon is making a popping noise whenever I walk? How can I fix it?
See below: Most likely it's not the achilles but the ankle joint and it is perfectly normal as long as the popping is not associated with a sharp pain. If the tendon feels weak or has been injured a boot or brace may be warranted. ...Read more
You may have:
An equinis deformity or contracted steer muscle group whether it be the Achilles' tendon or gastrocnemius muscle. I'm not sure if you wear high heels but high heels cause the Achilles to contract and so they are not particularly healthy for the tendon.
Eccentric excercises, stretching are good, you may need the help of a physical therapist. ...Read more
No: If you have a complete tear walking would be improbable and some numbness can occur from the swelling. ...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
A nurse said I have badly pulled/sprained my Achilles tendon. It is really painful to walk on, she hasn't given me any crutches? Help?
See a podiatrist: There could be a partial tear in the tendon or associated structures. I love our nurses, but you should see a doctor on this one. ...Read more
I’ve had pain in the area of my Achilles’ tendon for a month, it makes it difficult to exercise and even painful to walk. Can a podiatrist help?
I had a sprained Achilles' tendon 6 years ago in high school and it sometimes flares up and swells making it uncomfortable to walk what can I do?
Achilles tendonitis: RICE, rest ice compression elevation, but with it being 6 years ago likely a chronic injury, will be difficult to get better. Try some Physical therapy for 6 to 8 weeks with the RICE and if not better get MRI may have a partial tear. Go to ER if pain or acute weakness gets suddenly worse. ...Read more
I suffered an injury in October 2017 on my Achilles tendon and have seen GP twice. I still cannot walk properly despite xrays not showing a fructure?
Achilles tendon pain and I have spastic cerebral palsy and can barely walk because of pain what should I do I'm suppose to work today?
You need 2 go to a-: -CP clinic in Ur area. Usually staffing is done by physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, & neurologists. U may have 2 Google 2 find 1 near U.there in lies the answer. ...Read more
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
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Debilitating heel/achilles pain at insertion point for 2 years. Popping felt at heel, cold feeling at times, MRI shows healthy tendon, No walk/stairs?
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain from the first step you take in AM and can ache all day. The only reliable long-term solution is weight loss to normal body weight. High-quality OTC or prescribed orthotics, night splints and NSAIDS can help, but may have minimal effect for someone who is obese. Pain relief is great motivation for weight loss. It's important to continue walking. ...Read more
Potential injury: Pain is a symptom of injury which can run the spectrum from mild strain to full tear. A full tear is not the current concern since that would prevent even normal walking. You likely have an Achilles tendonitis (inflammation). At worst an impending tear is present. Avoid further jumping until you can be evaluated by your physician or health care provider. ...Read more
Doesn't sound very -:
Serious. I would recomend taking some Aleve or Motrim (if you have used them before), rest the ankle/foot on a couple of cushions, apply ice to it. If its not getting better see your PCP.
Most likely you must have twisted it or stumbled on that side. We all have these minor injuries that we don't even remember. Another possibility will be a tear in it, if you have used Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin. ...Read more
I've been on crutches for 2 days now as I have hurt my Achilles tendon. What should I do because it is no better?
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