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What is the best cure for achilles heel tendinitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Some things may help: For inflammation at achilles' tendon near the heel bone, one can take Motrin 3 times a day for a few days to decrease inflammation. Decrease sports activities, and use a cold pack on the area 3 times a day after activities. Use a good arch support + shock-absorbing heel cushion, to avoid pronation from flat feet. Do gentle calf stretches. If not better, see an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Rest: Ice, nsaids, light stretching, physical therapy.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
There is no : Magic pill. Stretching is important. Physical therapy, heel lifts, antiinflammatories. Shockwave therapy can be considered, prp injections are a consideration. Sometimes immobilization is performed.
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