Achilles tendinitis

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Formally called Haglund deformity. An exostosis over the posterolateral aspect of the calcaneus caused by recurrent friction, ± bursitis
Cause Multifactorial—e.g., abnormal mechanics leading to excess motion of calcaneus, congenital deformity of calcaneus, irritation from women’s shoes known as ‘pumps’
Management Open-heeled/flat shoes, moleskin padding of calcaneus, cryomassage, orthotics to control excess motion; surgical excision
Exam Positive 2-finger squeeze test

Achilles tendinitis

Sports medicine A condition characterized by pain and swelling along the tendon sheath proximal to the calcaneus Clinical Stiffness with ankle movement, tenderness, crepitus Imaging Usually nada, rarely, soft tissue thickening Management Physical therapy or brief immobilization, antiinflammatory agents

Achilles tendinitis

; Achilles paratendinitis Achilles tendon (tendo Achilles: TA) overuse syndrome; presenting in acute (<2 weeks' duration), subacute (3-6 weeks' duration) or chronic (>6 weeks' duration) forms; treated by RICE(P) and immobilization; postacute-phase remobilization includes a heel raise (to reduce tendon traction), biomechanical assessment and orthoses as necessary to control identified foot/limb anomalies (e.g. true or functional rearfoot varus, forefoot varus, forefoot valgus, plantarflexed first ray, limb-length discrepancy); it predisposes to total or partial tendon rupture (see Achilles tendon rupture)
  • acute Achilles tendinitis localized (sometimes nodular) TA swelling and rupture of tendon fibres, characterized by pain on activity, relieved by rest

  • chronic Achilles tendinitis TA pain in the morning on first standing, or after activity (e.g. active ankle plantarflexion; going on to tiptoes), with local tenderness, inflammation and a fusiform TA swelling 5 cm superior to its calcaneal insertion

  • subacute Achilles tendinitis diffuse swelling along the length of the tendon with pain and palpable crepitus on foot movement/posterior muscle group contraction

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Many runners develop Achilles tendonitis, which is inflammation of this tendon.
Striker Don Goodman, meanwhile, will fly out to Germany after the Ipswich match for treatment on his Achilles tendonitis, although he will be back with the squad in time for the Molineux clash against Portsmouth a week tomorrow.
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One of the heel lifts that is already getting a lot of attention from customers is made of cork, which provides users with an inexpensive yet effective way to contend with both leg length discrepancies and Achilles tendonitis treatments.
If you have Achilles tendonitis, avoid air soles, soles with too much cushion, or stiff shoes.
Wolves are likely to keep faith with the team who recorded last Saturday's excellent sixth round victory at Leeds, with Hans Segers keeping his place in goal ahead of Mike Stowell and match-winner Don Goodman fit enough to play despite suffering from Achilles tendonitis.
helps patients suffering from tendon and soft tissue injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, jumper's knee, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
The new additions include three different styles-the Yumi, the Kholo and the Fusion-all designed to provide relief for a variety of foot-related issues, including plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, heel, arch, ankle, knee and hip pain.
Other types of overuse injuries are Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis (heel pain caused by inflammation of the tissue extending from the heel to the toes).
One drawback, however, is that landing on the front of the foot leaves runners more susceptible to inflammation of the Achilles tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis, stresses Dr.
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