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Doctor insights on: Best Running Shoes For Achilles Tendonitis

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A doctor has recommended shoes for Achilles tendonitis. Should I wear them?

A doctor has recommended shoes for Achilles tendonitis. Should I wear them?

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 more

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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

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Is it possible that I'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?

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

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I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

You may have less: Pain in the high heels as the achilles functions less. Ideally, you should wear neither. Stick with a good shoe or sneaker, consider a small heel lift, ice the achilles.... ...Read more

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Can I continue running with Achilles Tendonitis?

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 more

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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?

Evaluation: I would highly recommend a lower extremity evaluation by a certified podiatrist.
The in toeing could be causing stress on the achilles tendon thus resulting in inflamation. ...Read more

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What are the best strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Eccentrics: Eccentric strengthening. This allows stretch while gaining tensile strength to the tendon. ...Read more

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I've got Achilles tendonitis. What is the best treatment for this?

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 more

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The Best treatment for inflammed Achilles tendonitis that has become acute for over 18 months?

The Best treatment for inflammed Achilles tendonitis that has become acute for over 18 months?

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 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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The Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

The Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for Achilles tendonitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for Achilles tendonitis?

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 more

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Do lots of people get Achilles tendonitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get Achilles tendonitis, or is it unusual?

No: Check if you got an antibiotic like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin or other quinolone recently (sseveral days, or weeks). Ocassionally pts who took any of these got Achilles tendonitis or even rupture but may affect any tendon in the body. Not common. ...Read more

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How long should it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal completely?

How long should it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal completely?

8 months: It takes approximately 8 months for any tendon or ligament in the adult body to completely heal if it is not re-injured during the recovery time. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis for several years and it won't get better?

I have Achilles tendonitis for several years and it won't get better?

That's a long time: I would be curious to kow your prior treatment if any. Proper treatment should not take that long to heal. See a doctor, or physical therapist and have your condition treated appropriately. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I run with my chronic Achilles tendonitis?

Can I run with my chronic Achilles tendonitis?

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 more

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Can I heal my Achilles tendonitis while still dancing?

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 more

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I have had Achilles tendonitis for 8 months no matter what I do ,rest, excercises etc.it won't go away?

Well what you done?: Try a heel lift in a cam walker boot.
(Some promote eccentric excercises.) ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Possible: Chronic achilles tendonitis may lead to rupture. We are talking years of swelling of the tendon causing micro tears in the tendon. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have achilles tendonitis with a normal MRI?

Is it possible to have achilles tendonitis with a normal MRI?

No: Tendinitis is usually seen well on the MRI. The pain in your heel cord area is coming from some other problem such as an irritated S1 nerve root in the lower back among other things. ...Read more

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What happens if Achilles tendonitis lasts more than 7 months should I get a mri?

Yes: At this point, I believe that an MRI would be an appropriate next step to look at the tendon quality and to make sure that it is indeed the Achilles tendon that is causing your pain. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause knee pain?

Not directly: It can cause a person to alter gait and put increased stress on the knee. Also, this are some arthritis conditions that can cause inflammation of the knee and achilles tendon at the same time. ...Read more

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Does Achilles tendonitis cause my big toe turn blue?

Does Achilles tendonitis cause my big toe turn blue?

Shouldn't : Toes turning blue sounds like a vascular problem. I would get it checked out. Achilles tendinitis should cause pain on the crack of ankle ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis and they told me to use a stretch band to pull around my foot what resistance level should I use?

I have Achilles tendonitis and they told me to use a stretch band to pull around my foot what resistance level should I use?

Stretch cautiously!: When the achilles is inflamed or strained, I would stretch with caution. If you are using the elastic bands, that sounds like you are doing passive stretching. This is safer than active (weight bearing stretches). The thing to keep in mind with this injury is you want to stretch the achilles tendon without causing further injury. ...Read more

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Doc told me I have Achilles tendonitis. Last couple of weeks my heels has been painful and burning need some help on what to do?

Doc told me I have Achilles tendonitis. Last couple of weeks my heels has been painful and burning need some help on what to do?

Stretch: Typically, achilles pain is from lack of flexibility combined with some life or lifestyle change. The problem with both the hamstring and calf muscles is that they cross two major joints. In the case of the achilles, it the knee and the ankle. Therefore, achilles tendonitis is typical in people who sit too much, then try to be upright and active. Stretch hamstrings and calves 3-5x per day. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis in my left. Today I've noticed 4 hours after a hurdles session it is black and blue on tendon and outside of ankle.

I have Achilles tendonitis in my left. Today I've noticed 4 hours after a hurdles session it is black and blue on tendon and outside of ankle.

Have it evaluated: You may have sustained a partial tear of the achilles tendon have it evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis?

Oh my aching.......: That certainly sounds reasonable. Try bending your knees while doing the same maneuver and see if the symptoms are the same of lessened. To remove all doubt, have your leg examined by an orthopedic, physiatrist, podiatrist or a good physical therapist. They may be able to offer you suggestions on how to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more