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79 Possible Causes for Tight Heel Cords

  • Rigid Flat Foot

    Two other types — rigid flat foot and flat foot with a tight heel cord — do cause symptoms and require surgery.[ucsfbenioffchildrens.org] Your doctor may prescribe physical therapy or casting if your child has flexible flatfoot with tight heel cords.[orthoinfo.aaos.org] The ability to stand on the heel demonstrates that the heel cord is not excessively tight.[ispub.com]

  • Pes Planus

    It then describes the pathological causes of flat foot (tarsal coalition, accessory navicular and tight heel cord).[youtube.com] heel cords may need to be stretched or lengthened, if resistant[orthopaedicsone.com] […] cups may be indicated for symptomatic relief of advanced cases rigid material can lead to poor tolerance stretching for symptomatic patients with a tight heel cord Operative[orthobullets.com]

  • Sever's Disease

    Patients present with intermittent or continuous heel pain occurring with weight bearing. Findings include a positive squeeze test and tight heel cords.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs: Point tenderness over the achilles tendon insertion Calcaneus inflammation Local pain Tenderness Swelling Tight heel cord Passive dorsiflexion of heel cord reproduces[fpnotebook.com]

  • Bunion

    heel cord.[emedicine.com] […] narrow-toed shoes. [7, 8] This is compounded when combined with other commonly associated deformities of the foot, such as pes planus, hindfoot valgus, and congenitally tight[emedicine.com]

  • Congenital Vertical Talus

    […] is in valgus and equinus tight heel cord talar head can be felt on the medial plantar aspect of foot forefoot is abducted and dorsiflexed at the midtarsal joint foot is fixed[gait.aidi.udel.edu] heel cord and posterior capsule; - functioning peroneus longus and brevis muscles combined with a paralytic tibialis posterior pronate and evert the foot; - dorsiflexors[wheelessonline.com] Achillis tendons are contracted posterior tibial tendon as well as the peroneal tendons are anteriorly displaced CLINICAL FINDINGS: convex deformity of plantar aspect of foot heel[gait.aidi.udel.edu]

  • Spastic Flat Foot

    The ability to stand on the heel demonstrates that the heel cord is not excessively tight.[ispub.com] heel cord 29.[slideshare.net] It is usually asymptomatic, but if symptomatic and the foot is rigid it may be secondary to tarsal coalition, accessory navicular bone, vertical talus, tight heel cord or[wsiat.on.ca]

  • Personality Disorder

    […] cups may be indicated for symptomatic relief of advanced cases rigid material can lead to poor tolerance stretching for symptomatic patients with a tight heel cord Operative[orthobullets.com] When a patient has symptomatic flatfoot without a tight heel cord, the physician may consider orthotics as the initial treatment of choice.[pediatrics.aappublications.org] cord contractures ( flexible flatfoot associated with tight heel cord) 41.[slideshare.net]

  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome

    A tight hamstring, tight heel cords and tight quadriceps also contribute to the problem.[footsmart.com] […] of the heel cord and flexibility of the feet Finally, your doctor may ask you to walk back and forth in order to examine your gait (the way you walk).[orthoinfo.aaos.org] The attachment of thigh muscles to the kneecap Strength, flexibility, firmness, and tone of the hips, front thigh muscles (quadriceps), and back thigh muscles (hamstrings) Tightness[orthoinfo.aaos.org]

  • Osteoarthritis

    Wearing tight shoes and high heels can make this pain worse.[medstarorthopaedicinstitute.org] Degenerative joint disease of the spine may produce stiffness of the back and at times, symptoms of pressure on the spinal cord and nerves running through the spine.[medstarorthopaedicinstitute.org]

  • Foot Deformity

    A Haglund’s deformity may be seen more in the high arch foot type or someone with a tight heel cord.[podiatrycarespecialists.com] . • A tight Achilles tendon or calf muscles (heel cord contracture).[slideshare.net] When this occurs, one may feel burning in the back or bottom portion of the heel, swelling, and an enlargement of the bone.[podiatrycarespecialists.com]

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