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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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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation and pain of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle on the back of the leg to the bottom of the heel. Patients with Achilles tendonitis typically have pain when they flex their foot ...Read more


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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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I have no access to a pool. What other exercises can I do with chronic Achilles tendonitis?

I have no access to a pool. What other exercises can I do  with chronic Achilles tendonitis?

Low impact activity: Stretching and strengthening exercises as well as low impact activities. Exercise bike would be a good option. ...Read more

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What is the approximate cost of an operation to fix chronic Achilles tendonitis? And what is the cost of an MRI to diagnose it?

It depends...: Do you have insurance coverage? If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more

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What type of questions should I ask orthopedic md regarding chronic Achilles tendonitis ? Been using ice, been through immobilization pt, nsaids.

What type of questions should I ask orthopedic md regarding chronic Achilles tendonitis ? Been using ice, been through immobilization pt,  nsaids.

Conservative tx: Did you exhaust all conservative treatment? If so you may need surgery, you may have a chronic synovitis around the tendon. Do not get an injection around the achilles tendon! ...Read more

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I have chronic Achilles tendonitis in both feet and have never injured them. My orthopedist is now sending me to a rheumatologist. What could it be?

Other suggestions: I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, anti-inflammatories, 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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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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more