Achilles tendinitis is an injury to the achilles tendon caused due to overuse. Achilles is a tissue band that connects calf muscles to the heel bone. It is a common presentation in athletes when they suddenly run for a longer time with more intensity. There may be tendon rupture in severe cases that may need surgical correction. Pain and stiffness in the morning are the usual symptoms. Increase the physical activity slowly, make proper shoe selection, and do regular stretches and strengthening exercises.
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My legs look funny two weeks after Achilles surgery. Am I infected, or is this a cause for concern?
Query: Hi doctor,I had Achilles surgery three weeks ago. I went to the doctor one week out wound looked fine, then two weeks out, it looked funny. I have not done anything, and the doctors did not tell me why it looks this way. Am I infected, or is this a cause for concern? I got put on antibiotics and was... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and saw the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) attached. The first week's picture looks normal. It is dry. In the second week's picture: What is that white thin coating layer? Is that antibiotic cream? The lower... Read Full »
The pain around my left Achilles area eases off after resting, sleeping and in the mornings. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor,I have had this pain around my left Achilles area, and the pain tends to ease away in the morning. The pain eases off after resting or sleeping. I have been experiencing it for over two years and do not have swelling or redness. I usually feel a tingling sensation on my leg. I feel pain in... Read Full »
Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your blood reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and you probably have tendonitis. It is due to repetitive strain on the heel. I suggest you choose well-fitted shoes and provide adequate cushions for your feet. Better assessment can b... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 67 year old male. I am overweight, mildly diabetic and have high BP. I have pain on backside of my left heel. It increases in the evening. I think I have Achilles tendinitis. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned pain in your heel region. Also you have stated that you are diabetic, hypertensive and overweight. There are actually many causes of pain in the heel region, so it can be due to plantar fasciitis which is very common in your age group. ... Read Full »
How to treat Achilles tendonitis?
Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago, I got off the lounge chair and felt a sharp pain in the back of my left ankle. The pain has not changed during the week. The whole ankle is still swollen. The pain has not changed, and it radiates from inside the heels up to my Achilles and into the lower back p... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is no attachment and hence I could not see the clinical picture. You have mentioned about the pain at the back of your ankle along with swelling over the affected region. The injury as described by you could be Achilles Tendinitis or a partial tear in t... Read Full »
What is the reason for persistent foot pain even after taking pain medication?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from left foot pain, as I fell from my two-wheeler. I consulted a doctor and got an x-ray, and he said it's Achilles tendon rupture and tibialis anterior tendonitis. He gave me tablets for five days. But the pain is still there when I walk. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.If I agree with his diagnosis, as I have not seen the x-rays, then I will suggest you try taking the following:Tablet Piroxicam 20 mg, twice daily after food.Tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg, twice daily for 10 days before food.Tablet Shelcal (Calcium) 500 mg, twice daily for 30 da... Read Full »
Why is there pain in my calf muscle?
Query: Hello doctor, My left calf started hurting randomly last night. It has been hurting all day. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your left calf has been hurting since last night. Pain in the calf muscle may result from various underlying health conditions like muscle injury due to many causes that are most common,... Read Full »
What causes pain at the back of the calcaneus bone?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel some pain at the back of my calcaneus bone. The pain is especially after the first step in the morning when I wake up from bed. But, there is no redness or swelling. What is the reason for my pain? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history of pain on the first step in the morning is consistent with a condition called as plantar fasciitis whereas pain in the back or posterior aspect of the heel is seen in retrocalcaneal bursitis. Can you please specify the exact position of pain with the imag... Read Full »
Can Achilles' tendon weakness make a person fall often?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a question for my mother. My mother is 50 years old. She complains of episodic, sudden loss of weight bearing ability on the left Achilles tendon. This has resulted in two major falls, which resulted in trauma. These are present for past few months and have become more frequent in... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your mother's elaborative history provided here, along with the reports attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with this query. She has mild osteoarthritic changes in the lumbosacral region with osteoarthritis knee, anemia, peria... Read Full »
Can you please give a second opinion for knee surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. When I met with an accident before six years my left leg below knee got injured and the doctors has done wrong surgery. Please help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me details of the accident and the surgery done, so that I can help you further. Please also send me the current x-ray pictures and name of the surgical procedure done. Revert back with reports and more detailed history to an orthopaedician and traumatol... Read Full »
What could be the pain and swelling in Achilles tendon with tingling sensation?
Query: Hello doctor, I dislocated my right ankle before 14 years and had an operation after one year. Ever since then I have a sheer sharp pain go up to my Achilles tendon lasting for 20 seconds. What causes it? Recently, it is getting worse and swelling has formed around the tendon and there is pain arou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You appear to be suffering from Haglund deformity, which is otherwise called Achillestendo insertional tendonitis. It happens from overuse and consists of inflammation and swelling of the Achilles insertion. It is not related to your ankle injury earlier. Treatment u... Read Full »