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How long will does it take for my Achilles tendonitis to heal?

How long will does it take for my Achilles tendonitis to heal?

Depends on severity : With a proper rehab program it can take 4-6 weeks but for some it can take 6 months to a year. Other medical issues play a role like weight, activity level, severity of the tendinitis , whether it was drug induced like from antibiotics, whether you have other underlying inflammatory issues. Get seen by an orthopaedist and get a true diagnosis & plan. ...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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How long does it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal?

How long does it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal?

Depends on severity: May take several weeks with rest and proper foot wear. ...Read more

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How long should it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal completely?

How long should it take for Achilles tendonitis to heal completely?

8 months: It takes approximately 8 months for any tendon or ligament in the adult body to completely heal if it is not re-injured during the recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal Achilles tendonitis?

How long does it take to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitisi: It can take 4 weeks to several months depending on the severity of the condition and if you are consistent with your stretching exercises. Consistency is the key. You must do the prescribed exercises every day to help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from surgery for Achilles tendonitis?

Varies: Recovery from achilles injuries or tendonitis is often very gradual. After a simple debridement surgery , it may take 6 weeks to return to normal activities of daily living (adls) and 3 months to return to athletic activity. The lengthiest return is from an achilles rupture repair. Recovery is often 3 months to get back to normal adls and 9=15 months to get back to athletic activities. ...Read more

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I got Achilles tendonitis in gymnastics. How long will it take to recover?

I got Achilles tendonitis in gymnastics. How long will it take to recover?

Variable: Don't know the extent of your particular case. Stop the gymnastics, let it heal properly, go for physical therapy if needed. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendonitis is so painful i can barely walk and exercise. How long will it take to disapear?

My Achilles tendonitis is so painful i can barely walk and exercise. How long will it take to disapear?

Get re-examined: It depends. Achilles tendonitis pain in the back of the heel, are you sure that's all you are dealing with? Get re-examined. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...Read more

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What happens if Achilles tendonitis lasts more than 7 months should I get an mri?

Possibly...: If you have been diagnosed w/ Achilles tendinitis and have not improved w/ NSAIDs , stretching , rest, shoe lifts, etc. than an MRI May be indicated to look for areas of tendon degeneration . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Tendonitis (Definition)

Tendonitis is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of a tendon, a thick fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bones. It can occur in any tendon in the body, and results in pain and tenderness ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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

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