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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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?
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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