Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly. It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time.

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I have Achilles tendonitis and my knee keeps popping out and I dance and I'm like in tears sometimes should I wear a knee brace and if so what kind?

Knee brace. I would try soft elastic knee brace that you can slide over on your knees. As well as the same type of ankle brace. But if condition continues, i would have the areas exam. Read more...

Can Achilles tendonitis cause swelling, what feels like squeezing in the deep center tissue and hair loss in the same leg?

I don't believe it . Causes hair loss. Also, Achilles tendonitis for the most part occurs closer to the attachment at the heel, as one goes higher in the leg near the calf this tendon becomes the gastrocnemius muscle. If you have pain in the calf region a DVT or clot must be ruled out. Read more...

Have had mild intermittent Achilles tendonitis on one leg. Now on cipro (ciprofloxacin). Any way to avoid an exacerbation? Thanks.

Achilles and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Not everyone aggravates their achilles while on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) but i would personally be cautious. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can cause problems for 2 weeks longer than you are on it, so i would avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks after stopping it. Then begin your activities gradually. Dr rich blake. Read more...
Achilles tendinitis. First avoid cipro (ciprofloxacin). Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If present for greater than 6 weeks represents tendinosis (disease of the tendon). Txment is an eccentric loading program, small heel lift, or regenerative injections. Read more...
Stretching. Frequent stretching of the tendon is helpful. There is some concerns with quinalones and tendon ruptures. You might be better off with a different antibiotic if you have an infection. Read more...

I am training for marathon. I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis on the right leg. Its been two weeks and my right leg is better but now I have it in my left leg. When to call off the race?

See Podiatrist . For evaluation. Perhaps there is a simple reason why this is occurring and it can be treated.When is marathon? If it is a long tme away, wait until it is evaluated. Read more...
Depends when . The marathon is. Why not treat the left the same way you did the right. Maybe, in 2 weeks you will be better. Read more...
Up to you. Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury. Usually related to impatience or overtraining. Often occurs when attempting too fast pace/ for too long a distance, or sudden terrain change. Regardless, the best cure is rest and ice. Especially rest. I would recommend rethinking the race and focus on getting fully recovered. Figure out why this occurred and correct it. Lots of races out there. Read more...
Rest. Would strongly suggest resting the tendon and seeking treatment for this sooner rather than later. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments. Read more...

Is there ever a relationship between leg cramps and Achilles tendonitis?

Possible. When you lack of vitamin d, you have tendency to sustain tendon injury, tear induced tendonitis. Insufficient vit d induce calcium metabolism abnormal can induce leg cramp. This is only one of the possibilities. Read more...
Not usually. The only relation between these two events is that with achilles tendinitis you may be limping or favoring your leg putting unusual stress on the leg causing leg cramps. Read more...

I am a runner. I have been having pain on the back of my heel that I think might be Achilles tendonitis. Now I have pain below my kneecap. Right leg.

Get eval. Several things can be occurring. Achilles Tendonitis may be one, and overuse injury or a chondromalacia patella syndrome may now be occurring too. Common in athletic people. At 36 you are still young and active, so best to get Ortho to give you a full exam and get the definitive diagnosis and treatment done. Best wishes. Read more...
Achilles Tendonitis. Yes you most likely have Achilles tendonitis and runner's knee. Both are caused by high impact activities and repetitive stress on the tendons. I recommend you see a specialist for evaluation. You most likely need arch support and training to improve your running mechanics. Read more...