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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Overview)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle with the heel.


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Dance a lot, but now I have Achilles tendonitis. What can I do?

Dance a lot, but now I have Achilles tendonitis. What can I do?

Newer Treatments: I suggest resting the tendon and seeking treatment for this sooner rather than later. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well.

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
259 Doctors shared insights

Achilles Tendonitis (Overview)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle with the heel.


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What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

Pain & Swelling: Achilles tendonitis begins with pain and often swelling. It may be difficult to walk or propulse off of your affected foot. Heel lifts, taping the foot in plantarflexion, ice, rest, and antiinflammatories may help in allowing the achilles recover.

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My brother was diagnosed with Achilles tendonitis. Any tips or suggestions for him?

My brother was diagnosed with Achilles tendonitis. Any tips or suggestions for him?

Rest, calf stretch: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti inflammatories. The treatment will not result in relief quickly. The regimen should be religiously followed for the first 6 weeks, and repeated until symptoms are diminished!

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What are the tests for Achilles tendonitis?

What are the tests for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: There are several tests beyond physical examination that include ultrasound and mri.

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What can you do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendonitis?

What can you do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendonitis?

Airdyne Bike: An airdyne bike has foot rests and handles for upper body motion. Swimming would also be recommended.

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles.

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What is the best way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

What is the best way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Gentle stretching,: Proper warm up, nsaid, proper cool down, avoid overweight, do not overdo it with weekend warrior activity during a flareup.

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How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

Non operatively: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti inflammatories. The treatment will not result in relief quickly. The regimen should be religiously followed for the first 6 weeks, and repeated until symptoms are diminished!

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation.

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What is the treatment for Achilles tendonitis?

What is the treatment for Achilles tendonitis?

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.

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If I have Achilles tendonitis, what would be good treatment to try?

If I have Achilles tendonitis, what would be good treatment to try?

Other suggestions: I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments.

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Will rest cure Achilles tendonitis or do I need surgery?

Relative rest: Surgery would be an option if you were dealing with an achilles tear, but for tendinitis, no.

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Achilles tendonitis came back. What can I do to treat and prevent it?

Achilles tendonitis came back. What can I do to treat and prevent it?

Eccentric: Agree with above answer. Best treatment for prevention is eccentric strengthening exercises.

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles.

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How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

Trauma: Sports, over use, there are many causes. Even shoes can be a cause.

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How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

Non operatively: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti inflammatories. The treatment will not result in relief quickly. The regimen should be religiously followed for the first 6 weeks, and repeated until symptoms are diminished!

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How can I heal Achilles tendonitis?

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 best conservative plan would be

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