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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Overuse: Achilles tendonitis is an overuse syndrome like any other form of tendonitis. It is cause by repeated activities that cause strain and micro tears in ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Several ways: Most likely by overuse or over stretching or direct trauma.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Trauma: Sports, over use, there are many causes. Even shoes can be a cause.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rest: Rest, ice, compression, elevation and limited use. Avoid running and jumping activities. In some cases a steroid injection may be performed, but may ... Read More
Dr. Ario Kiarash
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Non operatively: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti infla ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Cohen
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Treatments: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that tradition ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rice, ice, compression, elevation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
33 years experience Podiatry
Rest: This condition takes a long time to heal. You may need to get an evaluation and possibly even go to physical therapy....Rest, ice, nsaids are your bes ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Sometimes tendonitis will resolve with rest.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Rest and physical therapy is the best way. If severe may require immobilization
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe: It depends. Achilles tendon injuries/inflammation are characterized by pain in the back of the ankle/lower leg. Tendonitis is pretty common. Complete ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Stolarski
32 years experience Podiatry
Achilles: There are no specific tests for this unless ruling out a rupture. The physical exam determines the diagnosis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
41 years experience Podiatry
Achilles tendinitis: Depending on the severity of the condition, it can be treated with physical therapy, immobilization or strapping, orthotics and stretching.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stanton
49 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice and stretching: Decrease any running and jumping activities. Use a small heel lift, ice regularly, and start a gentle heel cord stretching program combined with ecce ... Read More
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