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Cures For Achilles Tendontenderness
Curing the: Inflammation is key. Whether by medications, rest, or injections, the inflammation is the big issue. If you are used to using nsaids, that can help, but clear with physician. You may need stronger things like steroid injections and rest. Once the inflammation is stopped, stretching, strengthening are key, of both the achilles and the plantar fascia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some things may help: For inflammation at achilles' tendon near the heel bone, one can take Motrin 3 times a day for a few days to decrease inflammation. Decrease sports activities, and use a cold pack on the area 3 times a day after activities. Use a good arch support + shock-absorbing heel cushion, to avoid pronation from flat feet. Do gentle calf stretches. If not better, see an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am going to disney world and I have a keloid scar in my Achilles tendon. Are there ways to cure this?
Steroid Injections: If this is a true keloid scar, you can get improvement in the appearance of the scarring by flattening it out with serial steroid injections. I like to use kenalog (triamcinolone) 10 and have the patients come in at monthly intervals, usually about 3, for injections. Your scarring may be a hypertrophic scar instead of a keloid because it is in a location of motion. See your doctor for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a partial Achilles rupture, i can't move my toes and have a hard time moving my foot. What can I do to cure it?
Can calf atrophy after ankle sprain lead to plantar fasciitis and achilles problems? If so can calf atrophy be reversed?can plantar fasciitis be cured
Weakest Link theory.: You must have had one heck of a sprain in order to be wearing a cast long enough that would cause calf atrophy. The immobility could have also caused some residual stiffness of the ankle and associated joints. These post immobilization problems can alter your normal ankle and foot mechanics and lead to temporary arch and Achilles problems. Physical therapy could be the ticket to a swift recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel/calf throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support and consider shoe inserts (ex: heel cup). Activity modification or a walking boot may be necessary to decrease the inflammation. See an orthopedist if your conservative treatment measures are not helping dec. Symptoms. ...Read more
Rest!: Tendon injuries take time to heal but usually heal on their own. Rest your leg, ice it, compress it, elevate it, take anti-inflamatories, and slowly begin stretching it as it heals (but don't over do it). Do not over stress it and it will heal over time. If you try to soon u may re-injure it and will take longer to get well. ...Read more
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