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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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What can I do if my Achilles tendon hurts.What to do?

It needs treatment: When the achilles tendon is sore it is strained. The inflammation must be reduced along with reasonable rest to allow this to heal. Physical therapy can really speed up healing time. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do if both of my Achilles tendons hurt?

What exercises can I do if both of my Achilles tendons hurt?

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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My Achilles tendon HURTS!!!!! No known injury. What's wrong?

My Achilles tendon HURTS!!!!! No known injury.  What's wrong?

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

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Should I stop playing if my Achilles hurts after volleyball but usually recovers in a day?

Should I stop playing if my Achilles hurts after volleyball but usually recovers in a day?

Not necessarIly: You can continue playing, but i would recommend working with a physical therapist to treat you while you continue to play. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get it checked: Achilles injury can be serious and if ruptured may need surgery. At very least need an MRI and consult with foot and ankle specialists. ...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?

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 always hurts. Does it have to do with the type of shoes?

My Achilles tendon always hurts. Does it have to do with the type of shoes?

It can: Shoes of varying types can cause pain to the achilles attachment (tendon) or associated bursa. Several mechanisms can produce this from lack of arch support if you pronate to repetitive direct heel contact with the back part of the shoe. See a local foot specialist and they should be able to help. ...Read more

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