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  • Achilies Tendinitis

    Achilies tendinitis is a condition caused by overuse injury of the Achilles tendon results in the pain near the heel. Although Achilles tendon, the largest tendon of the body can withstand heavy stress but also prone to tendinitis because of overuse and degeneration. This disease is more common among the athletes.

  • Achilies Tendinitis

    The symptoms can vary with swelling and pain to the local area of the affected limb. Some common symptoms of the disease are pain, stiffness, burning and swelling which worse during and after activity. Several patients report traumatic situations in their survival in association with the beginnings of pain which may contribute to the symptoms.

  • Achilies Tendinitis

    The disease can be treated by ice, cold compression therapy, wearing heel pads and routine exercise to strengthen the heels. Other therapies include ultrasound therapy, manual therapy, prolotherapy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

    Achilles tendon is reported in 36% of the population of Argentina. The prevalence of tendon abnormalities was greater in the gouty group compared to osteoarthritis and healthy controls (0.8% vs 0% [p=0.005]).

  • Achilies Tendinitis

    Early indications of mixed connective tissue disease can include:

    • General feeling of being unwell. This malaise may be accompanied by increased fatigue and a mild fever.
    • Cold and numb fingers or toes (Raynaud's phenomenon). In response to cold or stress, your fingers or toes might turn white and then purplish blue. After warming, the fingers or toes turn red.
    • Swollen fingers or hands. Some people experience swelling to the point where the fingers resemble sausages.
    • Muscle and joint pain. Joints may become deformed, similar to what occurs with rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Rash. Red or reddish brown patches may appear over the knuckles.

 

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