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If I have Achilles tendonitis, can I still wear high heels?

If I have Achilles tendonitis, can I still wear high heels?

Achilles tendonitis : Achilles' tendonitis is an over stretching of the tendon. Yes you can still wear heels but it's important that you seek out medical advice. The reason you should seek about medical advice is to make sure you do not have a tear in the tendon that may rupture. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who can make you orthotics to help with the pain and help with healing. ...Read more

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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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Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis ?

Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis     ?

Oh my aching.......: That certainly sounds reasonable. Try bending your knees while doing the same maneuver and see if the symptoms are the same of lessened. To remove all doubt, have your leg examined by a orthopedic, physiatrist, podiatrist or a good physical therapist. They may be able to offer you suggestions on how to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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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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I think I have Achilles tendonitis what are the symptoms it is very painfull and I have a strong burning sensation in my heel area?

I think I have Achilles tendonitis what are the symptoms  it is very painfull and I have a strong burning sensation in my heel area?

Heel pain: The two leading causes of pain in the heel area are either achille's tendonitis (this pain is usually clearly located above the heel bone and directly over the tendon as it inserts into the heel bone) and plantar fasciitis with or without a heel spur (this pain is usually felt just below the heel bone itself and slightly anterior to it (the plantar fascia). ...Read more

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I have pain at the back of my heel,little above the arch. And I have pain in the morning.especially the first few steps.is it Achilles tendonitis?

I have pain at the back of my heel,little above the arch. And I have pain in the morning.especially the first few steps.is it Achilles tendonitis?

Plantar Fasciitis: Pain on the bottom of the heel near the arch which hurts in the morning is the classic symptom of plantar fasciitis, which differs from achilles tendonitis. There are many excellent treatments for this and I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have I have Achilles tendonitis and I do farm work. I do stretches. Is alternating a 2 inch and 1 inch heeled boot each day good for my at or not?

I have I have Achilles tendonitis and I do farm work. I do stretches. Is alternating a 2 inch and 1 inch heeled boot each day good for my at or not?

It can help: If it helps with the pain, then that is fine. But you also have to consider how long your symptoms are lasting. With anti-inflammatories, stretching, etc., the symptoms should go away. If they continue to be there, i would get an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Doc told me I have Achilles tendonitis. Last couple of weeks my heels has been painful and burning need some help on what to do?

Stretch: Typically achilles pain is from lack of flexibility combined with some life or lifestyle change. The problem with both the hamstring and calf muscles is that they cross two major joints. In the case of the achilles, it it the knee and the ankle. Therefore, achilles tendonitis is typical in people who sit too much, then try to be upright and active. Stretch hamstrings and calves 3-5x per day. ...Read more

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I have pain 2 inches above my heel thinking its Achilles tendonitis, what to do for recovery? I have to go to school, pain when moving not severe

I have pain 2 inches above my heel thinking its Achilles tendonitis, what to do for recovery? I have to go to school, pain when moving not severe

PT usually best: RICE is appropriate but best to see a physical therapist for a good rehab program. This can turn into a very nagging problem if not treated appropriately. If truly an Achilles tendinopathy then eccentric strengthening can be very helpful. Sometimes injections can also be used, so seeing a PMR or sports med doc for further evaluation and help with devising a good program is a great place to start. ...Read more

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I am a runner.I have been having pain on the back of my heel that I think might be Achilles tendonitis. Now I have pain below my kneecap.Right leg.

Achilles Tendonitis: Yes you most likely have Achilles tendonitis and runner's knee. Both are caused by high impact activities and repetitive stress on the tendons. I recommend you see a specialist for evaluation. You most likely need arch support and training to improve your running mechanics. ...Read more

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