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coolhand1


Oct 27, 2012, 6:52 PM
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I have symptom that usually happens after I get on my feet from a resting position. It feels like a tendon pops out of a groove and then pops back in really quick. No pain but it is a little disconcerting and I feel like it could become painful.

It is not my achilles but slightly lateral of that on my heel. Hoping someone has experience with this or maybe oneceahardman can chime in.

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Oct 28, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Sounds like a case of Slippery Heel Interconnective Tissue. Nt much you can do about it, SHIT happens...


onceahardman


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coolhand1 wrote:
I have symptom that usually happens after I get on my feet from a resting position. It feels like a tendon pops out of a groove and then pops back in really quick. No pain but it is a little disconcerting and I feel like it could become painful.

It is not my achilles but slightly lateral of that on my heel. Hoping someone has experience with this or maybe oneceahardman can chime in.

Thanks

Very tough to figure out from the given info,

When you say, slighty lateral to the achilles tendon, how far is that? There are several tendons that travel posteriorly to the lateral malleolus, perhaps most notably to climbers is flexor hallucis longus (FHL). But I can't tell if this is too far laterally.

Could also be some damage to the lateral achilles itself, a kind of "pump bump" from tight shoes or other trauma, that "pops" sometimes.

A general ankle/foot strengthening regimen, with lots of proprioception training, could very well help. Also, since this seems to happen when you begin weightbearing from a resting postion, you might consider changing your resting position if possible.


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onceahardman wrote:
coolhand1 wrote:
I have symptom that usually happens after I get on my feet from a resting position. It feels like a tendon pops out of a groove and then pops back in really quick. No pain but it is a little disconcerting and I feel like it could become painful.

It is not my achilles but slightly lateral of that on my heel. Hoping someone has experience with this or maybe oneceahardman can chime in.

Thanks

Very tough to figure out from the given info,

When you say, slighty lateral to the achilles tendon, how far is that? There are several tendons that travel posteriorly to the lateral malleolus, perhaps most notably to climbers is flexor hallucis longus (FHL). But I can't tell if this is too far laterally.

Could also be some damage to the lateral achilles itself, a kind of "pump bump" from tight shoes or other trauma, that "pops" sometimes.

A general ankle/foot strengthening regimen, with lots of proprioception training, could very well help. Also, since this seems to happen when you begin weightbearing from a resting postion, you might consider changing your resting position if possible.
Thanks for responding and sorry it took me so long to respond back.

I am going to take your advice and start a stretching routine and also pay a little more attention to how I have my foot rested. I appreciate the response.


onceahardman


Nov 3, 2012, 4:20 AM
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I didn't advise you to start a stretching routine.

I did advise you to start a strengthening/proprioception program.

If you don't know the difference, do some research, or see a good PT.


onceahardman


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This article is pretty comprehensive. See especially the section on proprioceptive and balance exercises:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164373/


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