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Why does my foot still hurt after my Achilles tendon surgery? The surgery was in may 2011
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Achilles tendon pain
The achilles tendon is a very slow healing wound due to its poor vascularity.
Furthermore the dependency of the leg itself may prolong wound healing due to edema. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of your surgeon and therapist and wear proper compression garments. Pain is not unusual for up to 2 years before becoming stable.

In brief: Achilles tendon pain
The achilles tendon is a very slow healing wound due to its poor vascularity.
Furthermore the dependency of the leg itself may prolong wound healing due to edema. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of your surgeon and therapist and wear proper compression garments. Pain is not unusual for up to 2 years before becoming stable.
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
In brief: Could be scar tissue
No surgery is without risks or can make things perfect.
Results from surgery can also depend on the extent of the damage or problem that required surgery. Achilles tendons have a poor blood supply and can heal very slowly. Scar tissue can also hinder healing. You should have this evaluated. There are a variety of treatments that may help give you some relief. Physical therapy may help. Dr l.

In brief: Could be scar tissue
No surgery is without risks or can make things perfect.
Results from surgery can also depend on the extent of the damage or problem that required surgery. Achilles tendons have a poor blood supply and can heal very slowly. Scar tissue can also hinder healing. You should have this evaluated. There are a variety of treatments that may help give you some relief. Physical therapy may help. Dr l.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: May have tendinitis!
Achilles' tendinitis is quite common in all the seronegative spondyloarthopathies.
Just as they cause spurs at the a/c joint in the shoulder, which then causes a "mechanical impingement syndrome, so can achilles' tendinitis/ bursitis weaken the achilles' tendon promoting rupture. See a rheumatologist.....Don't give a man a hammer because he will find a nail!

In brief: May have tendinitis!
Achilles' tendinitis is quite common in all the seronegative spondyloarthopathies.
Just as they cause spurs at the a/c joint in the shoulder, which then causes a "mechanical impingement syndrome, so can achilles' tendinitis/ bursitis weaken the achilles' tendon promoting rupture. See a rheumatologist.....Don't give a man a hammer because he will find a nail!
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
While the tendon has been repaired you still may have a deficit in your dorsiflexion which may be affecting your gait and causing pain. Due to the length of time I would suggest an exam to evaluate the tendon repair and see what other problems in the foot could be causing the problem
Dr. Thomas Namey
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