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Skin Stem Cells and Achilles Tendinitis

Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 8):
Skin Derived Fibroblasts for the Treatment of Refractory Achilles Tendinosis:
Preliminary Short-Term Results
Achilles tendinitis is a common and sometimes debilitating form of foot and ankle pain. It can be very resistant to treatment. Initially, physical therapy including stretching, eccentric exercises, and modalities can be helpful.

Non-Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy Treated with Gastrocnemius Lengthening

Scientific News in Foot Pain (Part 2):
Non-Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy Treated with Gastrocnemius Lengthening
Tendinitis of the Achilles tendon is one of the most frequent problems that I see. It can be located either directly above the back of the heel or behind the ankle. When it is behind the ankle, it is often a bulbous lump. Sometimes people are concerned that it may be cancer, but tumors in this area are very rare.