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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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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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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'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 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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Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

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

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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for Achilles tendonitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for Achilles tendonitis?

PT: Avoiding the painful activity. Ice, antiinflammatories, stretching. Physical therapy. This can take time to heal. Be patient, and it will pay off later. ...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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Best treatment for inflammed Achilles tendonitis that has become acute for over 18 months?

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

Achilles tendonitis: Persistent discomfort more than 6 weeks is consider chronic. In your case you may need physical therapy, x-ray or mri, maybe referral to ortho. We want to avoid rupture, and gradually improve your symptoms. ...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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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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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?

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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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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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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Tendinitis (Definition)

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