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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

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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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 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 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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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. ...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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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 ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long should I rest for Achilles tendonitis?

How long should I rest for Achilles tendonitis?

2 months: Of limited activity with stretching and nsaids should cure it. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could I still take steroid shots even with Achilles tendonitis?

Steroid: That depends on where the injection is done. If it is near the achilles tendon, you have to be careful how much is used and how often. In other areas - say a shoulder - there shouldn't be a problem with the achilles. See your treating physician. ...Read more

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I developed Achilles tendonitis and I use orthopedics and take pain medication but its just not getting better any ideas?

I developed Achilles tendonitis and I use orthopedics and take pain medication but its just not getting better any ideas?

Get examined: Pain in the back of the heel towards the back of the leg is where achilles tendonitis occurs, but are you sure that's what you are dealing with? Get examined properly. 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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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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Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?

Yes for short period: Of time, like 4-7 days or so. All nsaids are not recommended for anyone with kidney problems. Normal dose of aleve (naproxen) is 220 or 250 mg twice a day. For short periods of time up to 1000 mg maybe used.
I would recommend pt for stretching and splint.
If no improvement after 6 weeks, then maybe a MRI might be needed to evaluate the status of the achilles tendon. ...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?

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

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more