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what exercise can I do with achilles tendonitis

A 42-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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Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Airdyne Bike: An airdyne bike has foot rests and handles for upper body motion. Swimming would also be recommended.
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Water exercise: Swimming or water aerobics are particular good for people who have sore joints or tendon problems. Start gradually and build up (as with any exercise) ... Read More
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A 52-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 31-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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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get re-examined: It depends. Achilles tendonitis pain in the back of the heel, are you sure that's all you are dealing with? Get re-examined. Xrays can infer positi ... Read More
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Dr. Debra Boender
18 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatristImmm: Achilles tendiniitis doesn't disappear. It requires rest and healing. Continuing to exercise will worsen it both in the short and long term. How do yo ... Read More
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A 16-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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No Jumping/Hiking: More important question is what activities you should not do. You should not do any jumping, hiking, walking up or down hills/slopes, running, or in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Achilles : If you have been diagnosed by a dr. With achilles tendonitis you should be told to rest it and not do any type of activity that will inflame the area. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rice, ice, compression, elevation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 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

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