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37 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 doctor also may examine your child’s heel cord (Achilles tendon) for tightness and the bottom of the foot for calluses.[stlouischildrens.org]

  • 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]

  • Pes Planus

    heel cords may need to be stretched or lengthened, if resistant[orthopaedicsone.com] heel cord 41.[slideshare.net] ) requires reduction of the displaced talus involving ETA and medial release to reduce the talus and possibly a lateral release and 'K' wire fixation followed by casting Tight[orthopaedicsone.com]

  • Autosomal Dominant Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1A

    MFM3 is characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness greater distally than proximally, tight heel cords, hyporeflexia, cardiomyopathy and peripheral neuropathy in[uniprot.org]

  • 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]

  • Planovalgus

    ., a tight heel cord producing a plantar flexed talus and talonavicular sag). 8.  The degree of plantar flexion of the talus— the angle formed by the longitudinal axis of[slideshare.net] Additional treatment —If your child has flexible flatfoot with tight heel cords, physical therapy or casting may be prescribed.[shorelineortho.com]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Posterior Fusion of Lumbosacral Vertebrae-Blepharoptosis Syndrome

    heel cords Lab: elevated serum lactic dehydrogenase Clinical features from OMIM: 192800 Human phenotypes related to Vertebral Fusion, Posterior Lumbosacral, with Blepharoptosis[malacards.org] MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing: Symptoms via clinical synopsis from OMIM: 57 Eyes: congenital ptosis Radiology: posterior fusion of lumbosacral vertebrae Limbs: tight[malacards.org]

  • Bethlem Myopathy

    Disappearance of clubfeet is commonly followed by the slow development of tight heel cords over several years.[dx.doi.org] During childhood muscle weakness remained stable but deterioration of walking due to development of tight heel cords was noted in seven patients (A-03, A-11, B-10, B-13, B[dx.doi.org]

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