Pain in the Achilles tendon due to overuse is most common in walkers, runners and other athletes. Sports like basketball that involve jumping put a large amount of stress on the Achilles tendon. Although it can withstand great stresses, the Achilles tendon is prone to inflammation with a sudden increase in the amount or intensity of exercise activity. Tight calf muscles can put extra stress on the Achilles tendon.
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- What causes pain in the Achilles tendon?
How is osteochondritis dissecans diagnosed?
To initially diagnose osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), your doctor will conduct a physical exam to assess for tenderness, stability of the ligaments and tendons and range of motion. Sometimes, it is necessary to aspirate the joint fluid for diagnostic purposes. X-rays can reveal signs of arthritis, loose bodies, chip fractures and other bone abnormalities. Your doctor may also seek more sophisticated imaging studies, such as MRIs, CT scans or bone scans.
What is arthritis of the midfoot?
Arthritis of the midfoot is the breakdown of cartilage and arthritis in the medial tarsometatarsal (TMT) joints and can result in significant pain in the midfoot. The pain is usually localized to the top of the foot over the arch.
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