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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How much time does the average case of Achilles tendonitis take to heal?

Very variable: Depends on the extent of the injury, weight of patient, activity level of patient, foot type of patient etc.

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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.

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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.

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How can I heal Achilles tendonitis?

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

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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.

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How can I help heal my Achilles tendonitis?

How can I help heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or physical therapy.

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What can I do to heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Other suggestions: I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments.

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What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Depends: It's best to work with physical therapist or sports medicine specialist to assess and reassess to make sure it is progressing safely. If you do too much too quickly it can rupture. Airrosti therapy is a hybrid between pt and chiropractor, they get amazing results if you have a location near you.

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What is the quickest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Treat it now!: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that traditional treatments including stretches, heel lifts, bracing, and eccentric strengthening didn't help. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp finally helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well.

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Is there a way to quickly heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Is there a way to quickly heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or physical therapy.

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What exactly is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What exactly is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Rest! Achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or pt.

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Can I heal my Achilles tendonitis while still dancing?

No: I suggest resting the tendon and seeking treatment for this sooner rather than later. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, 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.

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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