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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?

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

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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


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My Achilles tendon hurts when I lay down and walk, what should I do?

My Achilles tendon hurts when I lay down and walk, what should I do?

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

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My achilles' tendon hurts when I lay down and walk, what should I do?

My achilles' tendon hurts when I lay down and walk, what should I do?

Rice: Classic first line treatment is rest, ice, compression and elevation. For most tendon problems it is also good to try deep massage and stretches. It is usually worse in the morning, so that is the perfect time to stretch it out before you get started. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Achilles heel: It might be tendinosis (partial tearing) or just a tight tendon. If it's not swollen it might just be tightness that needs PT. If there are any gross structural changes ie swelling I would rec an MRI. If there are structural changes you might need immobilization. ...Read more

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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

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Why is my Achilles tendon hurting? I can barely walk!!! I woke up in pain

Why is my Achilles tendon hurting? I can barely walk!!! I woke up in pain

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

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When will I be able to walk again if I partially tore my Achilles tendon?

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

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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

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Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

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

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Would I be able to walk if I tore my Achilles tendon? & does numbness occur when that happens?

No: If you have a complete tear walking would be improbable and some numbness can occur from the swelling. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

Good question: 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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Is there a chance I could be unable to walk from degenerated Achilles tendons?

Is there a chance I could be unable to walk from degenerated Achilles tendons?

Difficult: Walking becomes difficult if the achilles tendons do not function properly since they are the main tendon of the foot that helps to stabilize the foot on the ground. Supportive braces may be necessary to help stabilize the foot. ...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?

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

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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