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Best Running Shoes For Achilles Tendonitis
Clogs: Clogs with a lift or any supportive show with an open back (not slippers) with a small lift to relieve the stretch from walking. However, this lifestyle modification won't definitive treat the problem. See a physician for further treatment and advanced modalities. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that I'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?
Possibly: It is possible. I would however that you really should use cross training or similar shoes when exercising to avoid just those issues. ...Read more
No, Non, Nein, Nyet!: NO NO NO NO. Do some other form of exercise, low-impact, like knitting or potato peeling or, ah, yes,swimming or biking- with attention to NOT putting too much tension on that tendon. And you really should get some advice on how to rehab it and what medicines, if any, to take. So, start with some Motrin and gentle massage and/or stretching, and if it's hard to walk, get a heel lift or just get help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm pigeon-toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?
The best...: The best is the one that works for you. Tendonitis can get better or worse despite any therapy. That said, I do not agree with the standard treatments. You want to increase blood flow to the feet (daily hot soaks and warm socks), and stimulate your circulation while limiting pain with skin brushing twice a day. Braces and ice with chronic tendonitis seem counterproductive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends!: First, one has to differentiate between insertional and noninsertional achilles tendonitis, ie is the problem in the midsubstance of the tendon or where in attatches to the heel? The treatment is different depending on the type other than both need modification of activities to avoid overuse, heel lift, icing, anti-inflammatories and comfortable shoewear that doesn't rub the affected area. Ortho. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No good answer: There really is not the best answer for this. What works well and fast for you might not for the next patient. In general, injections work faster than medications or pt, but also incur higher risks. Steroid injections have a risk of causing rupture of the tendon, while prp, a newer treatment, may take days or a few weeks to see the full benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can but...: You sure can run, but will you run as well as you would like to, I am not sure. If your Achilles tendonitis is untreated, you might aggravate it even worse by running. I'd recommend that you get some physical therapy to get it under control and once it's improved, you may go back to running and other routine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers