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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 do yoga with my patellar tendonitis?

Can I do yoga with my patellar tendonitis?

Yes: Many people practice yoga with various injuries. The important principle of yoga is that there should be no pain in any posture or flow that you do. If there is, you should modify the posture to one that does not cause pain. Yoga can be strenous but it should not be painful. ...Read more

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How long do I have to rest as an athlete to cure my patellar tendonitis in my left knee?

How long do I have to rest as an athlete to cure my patellar tendonitis in my left knee?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the tendinitis and how long it has been present. You should figure anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months but it can be up to 6 months. ...Read more

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My tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain. How can this be treated?

My tendons and/or ligaments in my heel are too short, causing me chronic foot and ankle pain. How can this be treated?

Orthotics: Orthotics will support your arch and reduce pain in the heel, arch and ball of foot. It will also keep the posterior tibial tendon and achilles' tendon from overuse. Otherwise surgical intervention may require lengthen of your achilles' tendon. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur under my achilles' tendon and have developed synovitis around up my achilles' tendon. Burns and hurts. Can you help?

I have a bone spur under my achilles' tendon and have developed synovitis around up my achilles' tendon. Burns and hurts. Can you help?

Ouch: First line of treatment is eccentric stretching of the achilles, anti-inflammatories, and modification of the heal counter of the shoe. If conservative treatment fails, then surgery is an option to remove the spur. ...Read more

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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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What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

What can I do for pain in my Achilles tendon?

Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching(dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. First get eval by a podiatrist then they will guide you when physical therapy is right. ...Read more

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I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and chronic pain of right ankle due to some injuries. Can I take dance lessons (salsa, tango, swing..) &go dancing?

I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and chronic pain of right ankle due to some injuries. Can I take dance lessons (salsa, tango, swing..) &go dancing?

Not wise: The plantar fasciitis is unlikely to heal with an activity such as dancing. I would suggest you consult with a physician to discuss treatment options for you, so that you can see improvement and then eventually get back to dancing. Although you probably could push through the discomfort, your condition can not heal without a period of rest from stress on the fascia. ...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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How come I have no swelling associated with my Achilles tendinitis?

Its possible to have: No or minimal swelling with achilles tendinitis, when its been there for sometime, like in subacute or chronic forms of it. ...Read more

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Best exercise to do for myself. I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.

Best exercise to do for myself.  I have a torn miniscus and osteoarthritis in my knee. And planter faciatis in my foot.

Look at this:: http://www.med.nyu.edu/pmr/residency/resources/clinics_sports%20med/runner%20muscle%20balance%20core_pmr%20clinics.pdf another great resouces is available from amazon.Com... "heal your knees". ...Read more

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I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

Baclofen may help: If you had myelitis, you could have residual weakness and spasticity--need to be examined to ckeck you have spasticity--how is you urination?Urgency, frequency?--of course there is plenty of causes of muscle and tendon pain from tendinitis to radiculopathy among others. ...Read more

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How does RA contribute to the ankle tendonitis I am experiencing and why would tendonitis be in both ankles?

How does RA contribute to the ankle tendonitis I am experiencing and why would tendonitis be in both ankles?

Chronic inflammation: Rhematoid arthritis will cause degenerative changes to the ankle joints resulting in the ankle functioning incorrectly. This will in turn cause overuse of the tendons surrounding the ankle joint and chronic inflammation. Injections of cortisone around the tendon can be helpful as well as antiiflammatories. An ankle brace would be helpful to stabilize the joint and orthotics to realign the joint. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been diagnosed with mild arthritis, with acute inflammation my left shoulder. Can I still participate in golf, what is chronic condition?

Hello, I have been diagnosed with mild arthritis, with acute inflammation my left shoulder. Can I still participate in golf, what is chronic condition?

Yes.: Depending on your age, degenerative changes of either the glenohumeral joint or acromioclavicular joint are common. If the joint is acutely inflammed, it may respond to rest, ice and nsaids. An injection may also prove helpful. Once stable, a regimen of pt to strengthen the shoulder girdle may help you maintain your golf game. If not, an MRI and a trip to the orthopaedist are in order. ...Read more

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How could I heal bursitis and tendonitis in my elbow?

How could I heal bursitis and tendonitis in my elbow?

Stretching: Stretching exercises by keeping the elbow fully extended and then bending the wrist up and down are the best way to stretch the tendons of the elbow. Alternating heat and ice to the affected area can also help. If this does not help an injection sometimes is used in the most severe cases even surgery may be needed. ...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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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