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Doctor insights on: Why My Achilles Hurt When I Jump

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Why does my Achilles tendon continue to hurt after jumping?

Why does my Achilles tendon continue to hurt after jumping?

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 tendinitis (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

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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Is it possible that i'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?

Is it possible that i'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?

Possibly: It is possible. I would however that you really should use cross training or similar shoes when exercising to avoid just those issues. ...Read more

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Swelling in left ankle near achilles tendon. No pain or discoloration. Started after I did jumping jacks. Could it be sprained/strained?

Probably not: Sprains and strains are invariably accompanied by pain. Painless swelling can have many causes . If it is exercise induced it could be a nearby joint capsule, tendon sheath enlarging. Some people also have some small defects in the fascia (tissue that forms compartments in the leg) and muscle can push through these areas during exercise. Bottom line, if it is not painful I would not worry. Dr. R ...Read more

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Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

Why does my Achilles tendon hurt?

See below: More information would be nice, such as when it hurts did you injure it. Achilles pain tends to be caused by 2 things. 1. Hyperextension 2. Direct trauma ...Read more

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How can I heal hurt Achilles tendon?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Use a heel lift in your shoes to take pressure off the achilles tendon. If persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you hurt your Achilles on an auto accident?

Yes: Although a motor vehicle accident is not the typical mechanism to injure the achilles tendon, it could certainly occur. Evaluation by a healthcare professional is recommended. ...Read more

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What should I do if my Achilles hurts really bad?

What should I do if my Achilles hurts really bad?

Rest and rehab: First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching(dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. Swimming, weight lifting that does work your calves, and possibly elliptical if you use your quads and not calves to push. ...Read more

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