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Tendon Problems

Also known as Achilles Tendon Problems

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  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis

    Hi there, ​I wonder if anyone has suffered with De quervain's tendonitis? The tendonsat the base of the thumb where it meets the wrist joint become inflamed and painful, making extension of the thumb almost impossible due to the pain andstiffness. I also wonder if anyone has had this treated with...

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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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  • 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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  • Ruptured Tendon & surgical repair

    In May 2017, I totally ruptured my Achilles' tendon and MRI diagnosed the complete tear.  I had surgery within 1 week of the rupture and was in a hard cast for 4 weeks then a boot with wedges for 4 weeks.  During this time, I was always wiggling my toes and stretching albeit in a boot/cast....

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  • 19 months post full rupture

    16 June 2016, Full rupture with 6cm gap, non-op. I am back to my normal life, 3 month in plaster and boot. I can't do much of activities anyway due my other problems. I still get a bit of pain (stiffness)  and also get numbness around the heel which spreads around the bottom of my foot as day...

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  • Cannot heel my ankle up down

    Sir myself i have finished surgery of complate tear of tendon achillies my operation is 13 july 2017 so i cannot heel my ankle up down how long it take to heel my ankle up down....

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  • Acillies tendon rebuilt

    Good morning everyone, i had my surgery to rebuid my achillies tendon and stretch muscles in my calf, they were going to put a prosthetic achillies in instead but decided in theatre to try and reconstruct. This was done on 9 August and am now on cast number 5 in an array of beautiful colours!!  I...

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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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  • Achilles Bone Spur Debridement

    It has been three weeks since my achilles bone spur debridement surgery.  The doctor said touch weight bearing with crutches only.  My other leg is pretty bad off from a prior accident years ago so I have to admit that I have been cheating sometimes with full weight on the surgery leg.  I...

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  • foot pain

    ive had pain in my heal now for 19 montvs , ive had three steroid injections and after third one it came back about two weeks after, ive had insoles give me off hospitail and going to see consultant monday , iive had a scan which is showeing ive a tear and ive pain starting in left foot , i do exercises...

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  • Recently got Achilles Tendon, Any advice?

    I’m 16, I was playing football and was sprinting. Felt a snap in my leg. Didn’t go to the Doctors until 5 days told me I fully ruptured my Achilles’ tendon. Got surgery the next day and I’m 5 days post-op NWB and I just want to know if anyone’s gone through this and has made a full recovery to the sport...

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  • 6 weeks since I ruptured achilles tendon.

    I ruptured my achilles tendon (full rupture) on the 9/6/17. Would like to tell people how I have got on since. After diagnosis I was placed in a cast for 1 week then put into a air boot for 5 weeks. From day 1 I haven't really suffered any pain only the odd discomfort. 1st week in the boot I didn't...

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  • Achilles surgery

    I had achilles surgery a month ago, I had a cast on for the entire month, now Im suppose to wear a boot for another month. I can take my boot off to shower, but when I take the boot off I try to point my toes up and my achilles feels really stiff, is this normal after surgery? Thank you.

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  • Partial tear 1 week post op, no pain is this normal ?

    Hi guys, Some cracking stories, I'm a 22 year old male who's played football professionally up untill the age of 19, thankfully never had any proper injuries or ops. I went on to enjoy life abit & put on abit of timber as you do 😂, Now 16 stone the heaviest I've been. ...

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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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  • Finger tendinitis with Extreme Pain in palm & finger

    Hi, I had a mild weakness and pain in my middle and ring fingers when carrying things for the past 1.5 months. My middle finger healed about 4 days ago, but my ring finger no. Two days ago I still felt slight  pain in my ring finger when used. By the end of the day it got worse and woke me up at...

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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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  • Frustrated - Achilles re-reputured

    Very frustrated and looking for some answers. Here's what happened: I ruptured my left Achilles playing soccer on April 11th, 2017 (complete thick tear). Finding my first doctor and getting the MRI results from him lost me about 10 days. Went to another doctor, she told me I've probably created...

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  • Need to know positive outcomes!

    8/14/17 I'm almost 2 weeks out from my Achilles tendon rupture surgery. Time is Slow and BORING! Any advice on how anyone has filled time I'm also having surgery on my other tendon next cause that's ruptured at 80% just need to hear some good stuff. Anything will help!

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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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  • When will I get strength in calf back?

    I ruptured my Achilles 10 weeks ago.Non surgery.Was in cast for 7 weeks. Been in boot for 4,another 2 weeks out of boot and 2nd physio.Ive been fully weight bearing for 3-4 weeks.Walking about house in shoes.I can stand on bad foot itself.The problem is it seems that it's not gaining any strength,it...

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  • Re ruptured Achilles' tendon

    Hi I ruptured my Achilles' tendon in May and opted for conventional healing. I was put in a half cast for 3 days until I seen the specialist who put me in a moon boot / air boot. I was unable to weight bare for 4 weeks then I was allowed to add a little weight to my leg. At the 6 week point I had...

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  • De Quervain's tendinitis

    Hi there. I have been struggling with this for almost a year now. It was diagnosed as the above but it has been exacerbated by the fact that I am a wheelchair user and so have to use my arms extensively to transfer. I am no longer able to push my wheelchair at all. It has spread to my forearms and up...

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  • DeQuervains

    Hello I am currently trying out the strapping of the thumb to finger; seems to work. I have had Cortisone injection ,bloody painful. Thanks for advice, makes you wonder why Doctors don't give it!

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  • This is the second time I have had De Quervains tenosyno...

    This is the second time I have had De Quervains tenosynovitis, previously it was in both hands and caused by picking up my young son with my hands under his arms, thus straining the extensor tendons in both thumbs. This was very disabling as i couldn't hold a pen or grip anything that was more than...

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  • Calves still weak after 8 months

    I had gastroc release surgery, left in Oct of 2016 and right in Dec and I still have weakness.  Double heal raises are pretty good but with single I can barely get an inch or two off the ground.  Do I just need to be more patient? Thanks

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  • Bottom of foot numb once again

    Achilles surgery (suture bridge and equinus (calf) surgery) in December of 2016 and now that I am back to running the bottom of my foot has fallen "asleep" once again.  I experienced that for a while as I healed a few months ago but it slowly subsided but now that I am working out again...

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  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Hi all I had the misfortune of completely rupturing my achilles tendon on 21st June. Was in a back slab plaster cast for 9 days, and have been in full fibreglass cast since my appointment at the fracture clinic last Friday. I have no idea when I can return to work - I teach and I'm on my feet a...

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  • distal tendon repair

    hi all, i am 55 yr old male actively playing squash 3 times a week  to a high level within the south wales leagues .i am three weeks post op for a distal tendon repair, currently in a fixed brace ,i have seen the hospital physio who has said they will not start physio until six weeks when hopefully...

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  • Tendonitis

    Hi am visiting London next week and there is bound to be a lot of walking. At the moment I wear Clarks sandals but they are still uncomfortable. Can anyone help with a quick fix or best shoes for comfort? Many thanks

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