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Tendon Problems

Also known as Achilles Tendon Problems

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  • Tendon worries

    I’m 14 weeks recovery from an extensor tendon surgery on the middle finger, I thought I wouldn’t have to worry about it tearing or being painful anymore since it’s pretty well past the stage of busting again, but last night I met some new people who had a firm hand shake and actually really squeezed...

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  • Peroneal tendon repair 7 weeks post op

    Hello everyone! I had a peroneal tendon repaired 7 weeks ago. Had a small tear (2mm). Doc also removed scar tissue along the tendon and removed part of calcaneus bone that was causing tendon damage. Overall it doesn’t feel all that bad but I get nagging pain right around where tear was. It comes and...

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  • Tendon worries

    I’m 14 weeks recovery from an extensor tendon surgery on the middle finger, I thought I wouldn’t have to worry about it tearing or being painful anymore since it’s pretty well past the stage of busting again, but last night I met some new people who had a firm hand shake and actually really squeezed...

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  • Patellar tendonitis

    I’ve has nagging small inflammation  below my kneecap for 6 mos. doctor said it’s probably patellar tendonitis. Are use the strap below the kneecap which helps but doesn’t make it go away.  I’ve read that you shouldn’t use Cortizone in the tendon but I also don’t want to run and do a  PRP...

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  • 6 months of De Quervian's disease. Help

    I'm a 20 year old musician and my doctor told me I have this. I have been in pain for 6 months now and my mom believes that all I need is rest which I have given plenty of. I need more ideas, my doctor gave me medicine, but I can't stay on those forever, what should I do?

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  • Partial (high-grade) gluteus medius tear

    Wrote in weeks ago, but maybe I was on the wrong discussion group - but would love to hear from anyone who had an accident and partially tore the GM tendon. It certainly interferes with a lot, and they don't like doing surgery there, but was a jogger for 25 years, yet now it hurts to walk. Thus,...

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  • Still in pain after Achilles surgery

    I had Achilles reconstruction surgery back on December 20, 2016. I'm still in pain almost 5 months later. I'll give a little history. I started having heel pain in January 2016. Doctor told me I had tendonitis. I started with physical therapy and it unfortunately did not help. I wore a boot...

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  • Twitching, cramping and shooting pains

    Hey everybody, had surgery 10 days ago following full Achilles rupture and wondered if it’s normal to be experience cramping, shooting pains etc at this stage. Got a back slab cast on am due to see fracture clinic in 2 weeks I assume for a boot to be put on? Thanks in advance

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  • So many achilles questions!

    Hello! My name is Amanda and I'm about 8 months into my recovery from a total achilles explosion as I like to call it. A little history, I've been an athlete for the last 25 years of my 30 years on earth, from rec sports to playing on three varsity teams at the collegiate level. So I've done...

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  • Achilles rupture - some pain during healing

    I had a complete ruptured Achilles during a game of football. Hospital put me in a cast for 4 weeks then a boot. After 1 week in boot, hospital removed a wedge. They did this without examining he Achilles at all. I am meant to remove a second wedge myself tomorrow. However, I have been having some pain...

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  • Achilies tendon rupture conservative treatment

    Im going into my 12 th week post rupture . Was wondering how other people are getting on .  Im doing well but not counting my chickens yet . I was put in a boot with early weight baring . 25% from week 2 upto full from week 4 to week 8 if it felt ok which it did . Iv been walking out of the boot...

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  • Two tendon surgeries

    In June 2017 I had a surgery to remove a heel spur and and lengthens a tendon on my left foot. Before my stitches were removed I fell a couple of times and it took two months for my stitches to heel and for my foot heel.  I wore a cam boot and started physical therapy. I was almost done with pt...

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  • Left Achilles post surgery - still can’t drive!

    Hi, I fully ruptured my left Achilles on October 3rd 2017 It’s now Jan 6th 2018 and I still can’t drive  manual car. I hadn’t surgery, 2 weeks in a cast, and 11 weeks in air boot, with 1 week to go. Interesting to note - I haven’t had any physio yet. I was told this would start post air boot....

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  • Help with recovery from ruptured Achilles tendon

    I recently ruptured my Achilles tendon on holiday and am 2 weeks into my recovery(conservative treatment). I am currently in a CAM boot and will be for another 5 weeks or so. Can anyone help with advise as to what trousers can be worn over this large cumbersome thing

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  • Achilles’ tendon op

    So pleased I found this forum!!!! I was so worried that my continuing “niggles” weren’t normal.  Feeling much happier now. I too had operation (in October) cast and boot followed. Now walking without anything and actually dared to drive yesterday. Great sense of freedom!! Have been to physio for...

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  • Help! Torn Achilles

    Hi, I am hoping someone can help. 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...

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  • Still problems after 3 months of Achilles Tendon grade 2 tear

    I fell of my bike at the end of September and after hospital x-rays I was told that I had a grade 2 tear in both ankles. I was given strong ibuprofen and given gently excercises to do and I also wear compression socks however its now three months since the accident both ankles still seem swollen and...

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  • Patellar tendonitis after antibiotics

    Some details: 16yo, 88kg/194lbs, 183cm/6ft and playing basketball competitively. So I've had a fever-cold about a month ago and got some amoxicillin for 5 days. Then I felt a bit rusty, after my first basketball practice i got a groin pain (gracilis muscle strain), that got sorted out. Two weeks...

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  • Achilles rupture recovery PLEASE HELP

    I posted this as a reply in another thread but figured I'd start a new one......I ruptured my Achilles at a combine (American football) on October 22nd and had all the classic symptoms, loud snap, felt like I got kicked, unable to put pressure on it...... I went home took Advil and iced and elevated........

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Recovery

    Ruptured my achilles and had operation 17weeks ago. Still limping a fair amount with some pain despite gradually developing strength in the calf. Single heel raises limited but I can take weight whilst walking on my toes. Physio seems to think I should be further ahead and walking without limp or pain....

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  • malet toe/claw toe even hammer toe surgery

    i thought i would e my experience as before i went through it i would google the experience so i knew what i was heading for. i suffer with malet toes, 3 toes on my right r and 3 toes on my left foot. i went to have an operation on them 6 toes on he 27/11/2017. i went into surgery at 4pm. i got changed...

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  • 7 weeks post surgery for Achilles tendon rupture

    Hi, I'm seven weeks into this long assed recovery for complete rupture. Down to one wedge in air cast and due back to see consultant next Thursday with physio booked for the Friday. An hoping boot will be removed next week but was,wondering how people have got on when this happens? Do you just star...

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  • Multiple tendonitis throughout body

    So I recently got back from my rheomotologst and they said all my blood work for autoimmune and disease were negative . I'm getting more and more frustrated being that they are unable to find what is causing my multiple tendon breakdown. Anyone got any ideas what could be causing it ?

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  • Heel Pain - Walking Boot

    Hello All- Tore my achilles about 6 weeks ago (March 27), and had surgery about 4.5 weeks ago. Was in a splint for a week, and then a cast for 3 weeks. Last Thursday I had my cast taken off and I was put in a walking boot. I have actualy experienced more pain in my heel and the outside of my foot on...

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  • Extensor tendon pain!

    8 weeks ago I had surgery on my middle finger extensor tendon, I’m expierncing more pain now then usual, my physio therapy guy said that if I can still lift my finger upwards, it’s still attached, Which means nothings wrong. And I can still do that, but the problem is I’m getting random shots of sharp...

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  • post surgery ruptured achilles tendon

    Thought i would start a new discussion. Tore my right achilles nearly 3 weeks ago now. Had the operation about 10 days after rupture. I am in my late twenties and it came as a bit of a shock if im honest. I go to the gym regularly and exercise with weights frequently. Anyway, had the op and im in no...

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  • Tendon atrophy in mult areas of. my body

    I’m writing this to help others with widespread tendon issues because I think I discovered why all my tendons weakened. Quick history... I had acne and sinus infections for years. I always took antibiotics to decrease the bacteria in my body. In September 2016 I caught bronchitis and was on Cipro for...

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    So I'm 1 day post surgery. Did mine playing football and was v innocuous incident in 85th minute of busy game. Anyway originally opted for conservative approach as flew to Australia 3 days later in the boot! Had a scan out there and they said 3.5cm gap needs an op. Went back to Barnet General when...

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  • Peroneal tendon repair complications

    I had both of my peroneal tendons repaired 5 months ago and still have extreme swelling over lateral malleolus. Have tried PT and steroid injections but nothing has helped. Dr. Seems to think I have damaged lateral ligaments and would like to operate again. Has anyone else experienced something like...

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  • Achilles' tendon surgery and recovery time

    I ruptured my Achilles' tendon complete rupture on 11th October surgery on 17th been told 4 weeks in plaster visit after 2 weeks I assume to look at repair and re plaster? Then 4 weeks with boot and wedges when can I drive I have been signed off work 4 weeks want to go back asap as sick pay isn't...

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  • Has anyone else ruptured both Achilles tendons at the same time?

    Ruptured both at the same time in July 2017! Had surgery on my right August 3rd and Sept 7th om my left my ortho said he has never seen this happen at the same time. It hasn't been fun but I'm 8wks post op on my right and 4weeks on my left starting physical therapy. I have a boot on my left...

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  • Post op recovery - help.

    Hi  I'm 5 weeks post op now and I have had my cast off today to be out in a walking boot. Problem is, my foot won't go into the walking boot despite 3 wedges in there, my heel physical won't go down it's that tight. Is this normal? They said at the hospital if I can't get my...

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  • Air cast

    Hi, I've been told to remove a wedge each 2 weeks from my air cast following Achilles tendon repair 4 weeks ago starting today. However wasn't told to take wedge from top or bottom of the 4 wedge stack! I've taken from top but the arch of the foot now feels weird. Does it matter if its taken...

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