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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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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf ...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: It depends on the extent of the injury. Strain or tear. If no tear then probably 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Achilles tendonitis for the last 2 month, can it get serious?

Achilles tendonitis for the last 2 month, can it get serious?

It can disable: If untreated, it can be disabling, leading to a limp, stiffness, at the very least. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: At this point, I believe that an MRI would be an appropriate next step to look at the tendon quality and to make sure that it is indeed the Achilles tendon that is causing your pain. ...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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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?

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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Achilles tendonitis- stretching pulls muscle fibers away from each other, making healing process longer. Do you agree? Healing advice? How long?

Rest and immobilizat: It may take a long time to heal achilles tendonitis because of the poor blood supply to the achilles tendon. Therefore rest, immobilization, shioes with heel lift, such as running shoes, orthoses to relieve stress on the achilles tendon and gentle stretching as well as ice and massage of the tendon are all good treatments. We also use physical therapy from a sports pt. ...Read more

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. ...Read more

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How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

Trauma: Sports, over use, there are many causes. Even shoes can be a cause. ...Read more

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How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

Non operatively: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti inflammatories. The treatment will not result in relief quickly. The regimen should be religiously followed for the first 6 weeks, and repeated until symptoms are diminished! ...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

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Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Yes: Rest, ice and stop physical activity which lead to you having the flare up. See a podiatrist, because improper gait can cause excess stress on the achilles. Excess stress over time may lead toa complete rupture. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more