Re: Achilles

Please understand I can not give you specific advice as I have not examined him. From the description, one possibility is a tear in the Achilles tendon. In some patients we put in a cast with the toes pointing down for approximately 8 weeks. The have to use crutches. Others need a surgical repair.

I am sorry I am not familiar with what a prison facility can and can not do. If he is still hurting, can he request to be seen again? Will they let him use crutches until he is seen again? An x-ray will not show a tear in the tendon, an ultrasound or MRI will. I do not know if that is available for him.
I hope this helps.


Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on July 08, 2005 at 15:29:30:

In Reply to: Achilles posted by Hannah Smith on July 08, 2005 at 13:46:29:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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