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How can you tell the difference between Achilles tendonitis or planters fascitis?

How can you tell the difference between Achilles tendonitis or planters fascitis?

Location of pain: Achilles tendonitis is at the back of the heel and can be lower back of leg and plantar fascitiis is bottom of heel or arch region. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf ...Read more


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What is the difference between Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis?

What is the difference between Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis?

Location: Plantar fasciitis-bottom of foot
achilles tendonitis-back of heel to calf. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

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

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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! ...Read more

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How can I heal Achilles tendonitis?

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 ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Yes: Rest, ice and stop physical activity which lead to you having the flare up. See a podiatrist, because improper gait can cause excess stress on the achilles. Excess stress over time may lead toa complete rupture. ...Read more

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Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

Symptoms: It is difficult to know if you have Achilles tendon problems without knowing your symptoms, but in general, if you have pain over the achilles, it is wise to see a foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I help heal my Achilles tendonitis?

How can I help heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or physical therapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can be done for Achilles tendonitis?

What can be done for Achilles tendonitis?

Primarily stretching: Stretching is the single best thing to do. Pt, heel lifts and medication can help as well. ...Read more

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How do I get relief for Achilles tendonitis?

Try placing a heel: Lift in both shoes to preload the tendon and not make it work so hard, soak in hot water and Epsom salt or apply ice (either can work) I would consider a night splint to help stretch the tendon. Massage helps. If you ot for a doctor visit they can prescribe topical meds that are helpful, some physical therapy modalities help like ultrasound, laser or low energy shockwave. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my Achilles tendonitis?

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. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have Achilles tendonitis?

Treat now: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that traditional treatments including stretches, heel lifts, bracing, and eccentric strengthening didn't help. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp finally helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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What's the significance of Achilles tendonitis?

Needs to be treated: Typically Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury
it can usually be treated with rest, ice and NSAID medications.
In more difficulty cases it may require physical therapy to
both alleviate the symptoms and work on stretching exercises
to prevent future exacerbations. ...Read more

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What are the main cures for Achilles tendonitis?

What are the main cures for Achilles tendonitis?

Treatment: Nonsurgical treatments include: eccentric physical therapy, night splints, anti-inflammatories (pills or topical creams), ultrasound, massage therapy, and graston bar techniques. ...Read more

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Need to help alleviate Achilles tendonitis pain?

Need to help alleviate Achilles tendonitis pain?

Ice: Antiinflammatories, gentle stretching, possibly even immobilize with cam walker. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time of Achilles tendonitis?

It varies: On the severity of the episode, and how chronic the condition is. Following your doctor's advice, especially in regards to stretching exercises is important. Achilles tendinitis can take weeks, even months to fully recover from. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis be?

Pain and swelling: The typical symptoms involve swelling and tenderness ususally
in the midportion of the achilles tendon.
Sometimes there is a palpable bump at the side and pain
is significant on compression from the sides. Usually the
patient has stiffness when arising from bed or prolonged sitting.
Symptoms usually decrease with activity and warming up. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitisi: It can take 4 weeks to several months depending on the severity of the condition and if you are consistent with your stretching exercises. Consistency is the key. You must do the prescribed exercises every day to help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Depends: It's best to work with physical therapist or sports medicine specialist to assess and reassess to make sure it is progressing safely. If you do too much too quickly it can rupture. Airrosti therapy is a hybrid between pt and chiropractor, they get amazing results if you have a location near you. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Treat it now!: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that traditional treatments including stretches, heel lifts, bracing, and eccentric strengthening didn't help. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp finally helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Is there a way to quickly heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or physical therapy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having an Achilles tendonitis?

Depends: It really depends on how symptomatic you are. The pain can limit activities such as running and exercise. Physical therapy, night splints, and nsaids can help minimize the pain. If you have recurrent flares, the achilles can become tendinopathic. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal?

Depends: It depends on the extent of the injury. Strain or tear.
If no tear then probably 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more


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