Foot Disorders :: Achilles Tendon Pain - MRI

Nov 1, 2014

I had a mri done of my Achilles tendon my dr wanted to look for a ligament tear I have been having pain in my Achilles tendon for a few years now my left foot is worse than my right foot but I have pain in both my dr only wanted a mri of my left foot the mri states that I have physiological fluid present then it states that I have fluid between the tendon and the calcaneus which is suggested to have peritendinitis I have looked and looked and I can find what peritendinitis is but nothing about fluid being present like I said I have had this pain for about 4 years now I have had cortisone shots to help the pain a few times the first time I had the shot it worked and then it never worked again I have a lot of trouble walking I've had special inserts also made a few years back before having the mri I can't walk up and down the stairs especially in the mornings I can't stand the pain anymore but if anyone could help me better understand what the mri means that would be great so I know what to ask the dr.

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Foot / Ankle :: Injured Right Achilles Tendon

I was hoping I wouldn't have to come back here, as I haven't been around for awhile... But, surprise!

I got a dog last Monday. She's going to be trained as a medical assistance dog (I have uncontrollable epilepsy and severe, crippling migraines), and I was taking her out for a walk. It's storming now, but at the time, it was REALLY windy. The screen door slammed right on the back of my ankle.

Ripped all of the skin off, blood everywhere, numb toes, can't stand on my toes, can't bounce on my toes, nothing. Can barely walk at all.

However, my mother will NOT take me to the ER. If this isn't a partially torn Achilles' tendon, then everything I know about my ankle is just, wrong. Unfortunately, this is the same ankle I had my Brostrom procedure done on back in September.

We're going to try to get an appointment with my surgeon tomorrow, but it's very unlikely, and that means I'm going to have to wait a week unless I can get her to take me to urgent care tomorrow afternoon.

The boot I have is my post-op boot. It's not got the Achilles wedge in there, and so I have a strong feeling I'm going to end up with a new/different boot, if not a cast. I haven't felt pain like that since my original ankle injury.

There is NO differentiating my calf from my heel. There's no curve whatsoever. It's just all swelling, bruising, ripped off skin, and blood.

I was really hoping I wasn't going to have to come back here. Long time, no see.

What to do for the time being?

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Foot / Ankle :: MRI - Thickening Of Achilles Tendon/T2 Hyperintensity

Well MRI findings of my r/ankle 2 days ago thickening of achilles tendon/T2 hyperintensity,increased fluid in retrocalcaneal bursa,fluid is seen within tibiotalar joint, prominent venous tributaries in the tarsal tunnel. Has anyone been or heard of this,i am going on a year and a half no relief. Ortho says he can't do anything for me this is due to my Failed Back Surgery 4 yrs ago .He is referring me to a pain management ...

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Two Weeks After Achilles Tendon Surgery - Numbness And Tingling In Foot

I had my Achilles' tendon surgery two weeks ago last night I fell twice and now I am having numbness and tingling in my foot except when I get a sharp shooting pain. Do I need to call Doctor? I am still in cast

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Foot / Ankle :: Achilles Tendon Scar Removal Surgery

Very nervous about this surgery. I guess it's the not knowing. I am due to have surgery on Nov. 5. The doc said I could be off work between 2 weeks and 4 months. He doesn't know whether I will have a cast or back in the boot I've been wearing since the end of August. He also said he won't know how much if any weight bearing I will have after surgery. The amount of damage is unknown and no real reason to due MRI since the injured area is visible.

I do know I have no support at home as hubby will be at work and kids at school. Please advise

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Heel Pain 2.5 Weeks Post Achilles Tendon Surgery

I am probably worrying about nothing, but I had surgery on 11 July and since i had my stitches out and cast changed on Tuesday (22 July) my heel has been quite sore. I am PWB and the cast moves slightly when I walk... Could the pain be caused by the cast rubbing on my heel? During the surgery I had metal shards removed from the tendon (caused by calcaneal osteotomy screw disintegrating), treatment for tendinitis and the tendon was re-anchored. I also had a lateral ligament repair, but the site of that is not so sore. I'm not sure whether to call my doctor... I don't want to bother her if this is just healing pain and is normal.

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Achilles Tendon Debridement And FHL Tendon Transfer

I am one week post op after having achilles debridement & FHL tendon transfer. It all started following having my haglund's deformity removed last November, the pain in my ankle never got better following the original surgery infact it got worse. 4 months down the line I was still only able to mobilise for no more than 2 hours.

Following physio (which made things worse) & MRI scan my surgeon still thought it was a nerve problem. I had a constant battle with the surgeons for 6 months before they would do anything. I kept telling them it was my achilles!

Anyhow, last week they operated again & said my achilles was like "mush", they then debrided it & grafted the FHL tendon & muscle. Im now in a backslab, non weight bearing & still in a considerable amount of pain. I have been told that it is going to be a long recovery!

Would be most interested in hearing how people are recovering, what your mobility is & was post op & anything else that may help. Including recovery times as my job requires me to be on my feet for a minimum of 8 hours at a time!

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Pretty Severe Achilles Pain In My Left Foot

I have pretty severe Achilles pain in my left foot. The pain is most severe in the morning, and it clicks all day and I have never heard the 'pop' that other people talk about. 

Guessing its not a full rupture however it is really limiting in what I can do. I have been to the GP surgeries and clear for several occasions I am a Due for a ultrasound scan,  but the whole process is taking really long I haven't been able to do sports since October.

there are many of you who have suffered with the same pain, do you have any advice as I am at a loss  and it's getting quite depressing.

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Achilles Tendon Rupture At 86

My mother who is 86 years old but quite fit has suffered an achilles tendon rupture about 7 years ago which has just been diagnosed!! After many visits to doctors and specialists, a podiatrist has just confirmed this. This is incredible, so now after this time my mum struggles to walk. Would an operation be an option? If not, does someone know of any shoes or braces that may give her strength around her heel area to assist in her getting around with her walker?? She is very with it and is suffering not playing her 4 games of regular golf a week and doing much exercise.

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Abscesses Achilles Tendon

8 wks post op for heel spur / tendon repair, just learned I have an abscess on tendon, with ulcer of the heel post op. What will surgeon do to fix it.

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Being Patient With Your Achilles Tendon

After a period of much indulgence at the end of 2015 I am pleased to say I can touch my toes.  Having suffered a ruptured soleus on one foot followed by achilles tendonitis on the other, the biggest problem I faced was not being able to run; ironic considering this is how I caused the injuries.  Now in the recovery period I have clocked up some distance walking, but have learnt some valuable lessons. Before doing any walking, stretch thoroughly the affected area.   On days that you don't walk, stretch as if you were going to walk anyway.  Finally, rest.  Muscle-tendon units are essentially springs.  They work better when they have warmed up, so bouncing or ballistic stretching is counterproductive.  Whilst a common problem found during recovery is underestimating the amount of static stretching that is required before exercise, the long period of recovery also leads to side effects of under- and over-using other muscles leading to compensation problems.  Stretching therefore needs to be comprehensive and include all muscles in the legs to ensure the recovery process is not a step backwards.  Happy New Year to all.

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Achilles Tendon Re-rupture?

Would welcome any comments if you've had ATR. I ruptured my AT (partial tear) 20th sept whilst playing basketball. Did not receive surgery saw one consultant who said 8-9 weeks with 3cm heel lifts (plantar flexion) non weight bearing in airboot cast. Wasn't entirely happy with this so got second opinion from an ortho surgeon who's allegedly one of the best in the country. He changed protocol to the more contemporary thinking with physio and weight bearing from week 4 as tolerated.  Week 8 boot came off he was happy with healing, have continued physio am week 10 now am due to return to work next week but since my physio session on Thursday, the area around the tear is in quite a bit of pain. Tender to touch some swelling.  I'm really concerned I've re-ruptured or is this normal after physio.?   

I'm in bad luck with AT, did complete rupture in other leg and had surgery 10 years ago, so needless to say I'm very down in the dumps. 

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Re-rupture Of Achilles Tendon

In 2001, I had surgery for a 90 percent rupture of the Achilles' tendon for the second time, recently I did something to it because it is extremely painful to walk and sore to the touch.  Has anyone ever had this problem?? Do you think even with all the screws that I could have ruptured it again?? I haven't been to a doctor yet.  

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Reconstructive Achilles Tendon

I was 8 months post-op from an Achilles debridement. Had a huge set back. I got cellulitis pretty bad I formed an abscess.  I am the 3rd person my podiatrist has ever see this happen to.  My Achilles tendon died and detached it got very infected.  I had to have emergency surgery to cut the Achilles tendon out and clean up the abscess.  Due to the cellulitis my Dr was limited to what he could do.  So I am going to have a 3rd surgery next month to have reconstructive surgery he will take the tendon from my big toe and rebuild me an Achilles. I will be non weight baring for 2 months. A year recovery. Three surgeries in less than a year this has set me back a year own my recovery. 

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Achilles Tendon Surgery Tomorrow

Ruptured my AT two weeks ago playing squash. All the usual symptoms although not as painful as my previous calf tear - although now I'm starting to realise it's much more serious. And not a quick return to sport.

I'm in for surgery tomorrow morning and having read loads over the last fortnight, still not sure what the immediate post op advice is. It seems everyone has a slightly different experience.

I'm a self employed graphic designer and eager to know when I can sit at a desk again and do some work to keep the wheels turning.

Should I be lying down with foot elevated above heart for first few days or much longer?

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica And GCA :: Achilles Tendon

Just wondered if anyone on here has trouble with their Achilles Tendon? First thing after resting a while and if I've walked far too much they get very very stiff and painful! There doesn't seem much flexibility in either ankles. I didn't have problems with them when I was first diagnosed with PMR, only now 10 months into the condition and in 7 mg of pred!

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Tendon Injuries :: Ruptured Achilles

I ruptured my achilles tendon 5 weeks ago. I was advised not to have it operated on. I have been in plaster since I did it. The cast has been put on so my foot is pointing down. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that it's going to heal ok. I have read all the stories about re-ruptures so i'm abit worried I should have gone for the op now?

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Tendon Injuries :: Torn Achilles

I recently hurt my foot which turned out i have torn my Achilles. I have been suffering with the same problem for a while and its painful when i walk and it is very hard and painful for my climbing up & down stairs & walking longer distance.

Last week as i stretched to get something from a shelf i felt and hear a pop at the back of my ankle and have been in severe pain ever since. I have felt it "pop" or "snap" a few times over the years but i have never heard it and this time the pain is worse than ever.

I visited my local A&E who confirmed it was a torn Achilles. They strapped my foot/leg up with a bandage and gave me crutches and told me not to put any weight on it. I was given an emergency appointment for the next morning to visit the trauma clinic. After waiting nearly 3 hours after my appointment time i finally saw a doctor who cut the bandage off and done a few tests on my calf and ankle, i was pulling my foot away as it was extremely painful. He confirmed my Achilles had not completely ruptured but it was torn, Then went on to say it was a sprain?? that i had to keep using the crutches and not put any weight on my foot for a few weeks and to rest it. This is very difficult as i work on the first floor & we don't have a lift.

I do not understand how in the same sentence he told me my Achilles was torn but it is just a sprain.

I am now struggling and in pain constantly i was not given any pain killers, Nothing.

Should i be trying to go back or do something else as it does not seem to be getting any better and it has me completely worn out.

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Achilles Tendon - How To Sleep After Surgery?

Background: completely ruptured my achilles tendon about a week and a half ago and just diagnosed last fri. Had surgery last night and now have an air boot. 

Told to stay non- weight bearing for 2 weeks, then stitches to come out, then 4 weeks with instep thing to be lowered slighted each week, followed by 4 weeks with flat foot still in the boot. So total of 10 weeks in the boot. 

Firstly, anyone else going through a similar treatment?

Secondly, how on earth do you sleep in this boot? Have it high on a couple of pillows and am on meds, but still v painful. I know it's only day 1, but any advice for sleeping?

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Foot Disorders :: Lot Of Pain On The Outside Bottom Of My Foot

I'm having a lot of pain on the outside bottom of my left foot. It came on pretty suddenly and has gotten worse over the past three days. It's not that swollen, but I do have very poor circulation to my hands and feet. I now have some bruising on ankle and shin that are specific to the areas that start feeling pain when it really starts hurting. In the morning it feels better but it only takes a little bit of walking for all the pain to come back.

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Awaiting My Achilles Tendon Surgery Next Week

I injured this tendon at work. So this is a work comp case. Looking for discussion with others that have been through this.

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