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Heel spurs/ruptured achilles tendon?

Posted by Angela RJ on 8/11/04 at 20:40 (157618)

Doctor,

Last year a ruptured my achilles tendon. I went to physical therapy and everthing. Now because of the summer I try and wear the most comfortable shoes possible for summer(flip-flops). I also have very flat feet, my heel is killing me. I try and walk on the front of my foot, but because of my previous injury, I am unable to stand on my toes. If I tried to stand on my tip toes on the injured foot there is an instant 'Charlie horse'. Does it sound as if I may have heel spurs?

Please Help!
Angela RJ

Re: Heel spurs/ruptured achilles tendon?

Ed Davis, DPM on 8/13/04 at 14:39 (157766)

Angela:
How was the ruptured achilles tendon treated -- surgically or via casting?
One thing to look out for is if the tendon healed back shorter. If so, it often will cause pain on the bottom of the foot/heel. Stretching and/or night splints can often help if that scenario has occurred.
Ed

Re: Heel spurs/ruptured achilles tendon?

Angela RJ on 8/14/04 at 11:16 (157839)

Thank you for responding doctor. I had to wear a cast for six weeks, then about six weeks of physical therapy.
Angela RJ