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Have researchers discovered some other problems associated with the Achilles that could be easily mistaken for tendinitis?
Same spectrum: The most common issues with the achilles are: achilles tendinitis complete achilles ruptures partial achilles ruptures in the setting of a diagnosis of a tendinitis of the achilles, a partial achilles tear should also be considered. However, the initial management for both of these conditions is identical, so it won't make any difference in your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a pool?: Swimming is a great exercise for patients with achilles pain, just watch the kicking. Also elliptical trainers are easy on the achilles if you keep your foot flat and do not raise up on the toes or forefoot. Biking can be ok depending if you have mid tendon tendinitis or insertional tendinitis. Try adjusting the seat height and place the pedal back farther than normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain, swelling: Typically one will get pain and swelling in the achilles tendon usually one will get stiffness when waking up and getting out of a chair after prolonged sitting. Treatment is usually with ice, nsaids, and rest sometimes physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eccentric Loading: Besides foot and calf stretching, studies have shown that eccentric loading exercises work best for resolving achilles tendonitis. An example of eccentric loading would be standing on a double step and jumping off landing on the balls of the feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments so far?: What type of treatment are you undergoing? Achilles "tendinitis" is responsive to eccentric loading physical therapy and radial shock wave therapy. Rarely, neither of these work and an invasive procedure such as breisment or surgery is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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