A 32-year-old male asked:
how can i get rid of achilles pain which comes at night and when i wake? im 66, take niaspan (niacin) but i'm physically active.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Beresh answered
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You may want to try a night splint. I would try stretching exercises.
Answered on Mar 2, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
Consider some: Physical therapy fro the achilles' tendon. Adding a small heel lift inside the shoe may be helpful as well. Addtionally, a night splint which would help keep the achilles' tendon stretched without letting it contract during the night could alleviate your morning pain.
Answered on Mar 4, 2013
Dr. Jimmy Bowen answered
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Achilles tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, small heel lift, or regenerative injections.
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
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