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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 tendinitis 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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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

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Can I continue running with Achilles Tendonitis?

Can I continue running with Achilles Tendonitis?

No, Non, Nein, Nyet!: NO NO 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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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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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 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 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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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 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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I was just wondering how bad is my Achilles tendonitis?

I was just wondering how bad is my Achilles tendonitis?

Need more info: More details are needed such as were the pain is, how it occurred, when it occurred, can you walk, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What exactly is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Rest! 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 pt. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis is a term used to describe inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendonitis therefore is inflammation of the achilles tendon. Tendinopathy is a general term for problems with a tendon. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis, do I need orthotics?

Orthotics can help : Achilles tendinitis can be helped with orthotics. I usually start my patients off with an otc insole and ultimately progress into custom orthotics. Best otc insoles are powerstep, spenco, and superfeet. ...Read more

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How to treat repeating cases of Achilles tendonitis?

Prolotherapy: I'm utilizing a series of dextrose prolotherapy injections to treat difficult cases of achilles tendonitis. A couple a studies validate the benefit of these potentially regenerative injections. Of course, treating any case of recurrent tendonitis involves determining the causes and eliminating these. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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Tendinitis (Definition)

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