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How long does it take for a 2nd Achilles tendon injury take to heal?

How long does it take for a 2nd Achilles tendon injury take to heal?

Varies: This may depend on how long after the 1st injury occurred, how it is being treated, what type of injury. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: If you have completely torn your achilles, then it is not something to ignore. It needs to be evaluated and treated, either by surgery or at least casting. If it is an overuse injury causing tendonitis, then rest, ice and antiinflammatories may help. ...Read more

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How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

Several items: As long as you are sure that it is not torn, you can rest it, use ice, compression and elevation. You may want to put a pad in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon when standing & walking. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible Achilles tendon injury?

Achilles: This can be treated by either your podiatrist or your orthopod. But an evaluation is in order for sure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Achilles tendon injury. Help!?

See a podiatrist: This can be serious and needs to have a tear ruled out. Try elevation of the heel to take pressure off of the achilles, compression wrap and ice. ...Read more

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How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

How should I address an Achilles tendon injury (dancer)?

Immobilization: Hi: the quickest road to recovery is cast immobilization and not try to dance through the injury. Best regards: dr. Mark reed placentia-linda foot & ankle group drs. Mark and melanie reed 1275 rose drive, suite 136 placentia, ca 92870 fax: (714) 528-0739 office: (714) 528-2252 www.Footpain.Org drmreed@footpain.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat my Achilles tendon injury?

What can I do at home to treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Important : To determine the extent of the injury. If the tendon is itself injured bad, it is possible you should not walk on it. Is their any open skin? Is it simply a tendonitis? If allowed to walk, often a heel lift is recommended. You may or not need immobilization while weight bearing though. ...Read more

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What can I do to help an Achilles tendon injury heal more quickly?

Topaz: Tendon injuries can be difficult to treat. Aside from the normal treatments such as rest, therapy, casting or orthotics, some physicians are turning to topaz. Topaz is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to treat the underlying tendon. In the right patient, topaz could speed up healing times considerably. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Achilles Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Achilles tendon injuries are conditions affecting the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Injuries can include soreness from overuse or ...Read more