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What exercise can I do if I have Achilles tendonitis

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Swim: Achilles tendonitis can be aggravated with running, walking, stairmaster, aerobic exercises. Swimming is an excellent way to get cardio exercise in wh ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Dougherty
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: If it is due to trauma or an inflammatory arthritis. We need more information to best answer this question.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: It is possible. I would however that you really should use cross training or similar shoes when exercising to avoid just those issues.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Eccentric Loading: Besides foot and calf stretching, studies have shown that eccentric loading exercises work best for resolving Achilles tendonitis. An example of ecce ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Swim: Eccentric exercises are good for achilles tendonitis. May help the problem go away. Try and google to see specific pictures or videos of these exerc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See an orthopedist.: See an orthopedist. Severe cases may require immobilization.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keyvan Ganz
18 years experience Podiatry
Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Stretching: One of the major contributors to tibialis posterior tendonitis is gastrocnemius tightness. Stretching your calf frequently throughout the day may hel ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Dehart
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Avoid overuse: Tendonitis is most often really a "soft tissue fatigue fracture" the tendon wears out because as we get older than 20 - 30 our tissues heal more slow ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Stretching...: Surgery for planter fasciitis should only be used if all conservative methods have failed. Things that should be tried first include physical therapy/ ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hubert Lee
10 years experience Podiatry
Pain in back of heel: This is a painful inflammation of the achilles tendon which is located along the back of the lower leg and heel. Symptoms typically begin as pain or s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tenderness: Patellar tendinitis causes pain and swelling in the front of the knee. People with patellar tendinitis will have pain when pushing directly on the pa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: Need more flexiblity and foot support. When muscles in back of legs are excessively tight, muscles and tendons at front of leg have to work harder to ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You have to be seen: It meant "soft cartilage under the knee cap", a presumed cause of pain at the front and especially inner side of the knee. Treatment range between r ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: You need an exam and evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
See an orthopaedist: If the tendon ruptures, you usually know it because it happens as a sudden event with pain, swelling, and you wont be able to push down with your foot ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Swim: And you have no pressure on the tendon...
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
" super 7" : The 'super 7 ' wrist and forearm exersises are generally the most reccommended for elbow tendinitis. I would reccommend seeing a physical therapist wh ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends!: Most likely you could, but check with your Orthopod as he can answer you better as he will be able to see, assess you better, and then determine how m ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Swim: Or lay off lower body and perform upper body excercises.

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