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How to treat a runner's sore achilles?

How to treat a runner's sore achilles?

Orthotics: Achilles tendonitis is a mechanical problem as much as it is an overuse injury. First make sure you have supportive running shoes. If shoes are older than 6 mos, you may need to get shoes for overpronators. If you have good supportive shoes than the next step is good orthotics that control excess pronatory motion than causes torque on achilles' tendon. Physical therapy as adjunct therapy. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn calf?

How to treat a torn calf?

See answer: All depend upon how severe is your tear, however the majority of the time can be treated conservatively with calf sleeve and some pt and modified weight-bearing. ...Read more

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How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Depends: If you have completely torn your achilles, then it is not something to ignore. It needs to be evaluated and treated, either by surgery or at least casting. If it is an overuse injury causing tendonitis, then rest, ice and antiinflammatories may help. ...Read more

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How to treat a bruised heel?

How to treat a bruised heel?

Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen knee?

How to treat a swollen knee?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn ankle ligament?

How to treat a torn ankle ligament?

One of two ways: We grade torn ligament to three levels. 1-grade 1. 2-grade 2. 3-grade 3. The first two usually are treated non surgical, by cast or brace for about 4-6 weeks. The third one usually treated surgically. . ...Read more

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How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

How can I treat my own Achilles tendon injury?

Several items: As long as you are sure that it is not torn, you can rest it, use ice, compression and elevation. You may want to put a pad in the heel of your shoe to take pressure off the achilles tendon when standing & walking. ...Read more

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How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

See below: Usually the tendon is immobolized and after inflamation subsides, physical therapy is used for rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is managed for 2-6 weeks with bracing, physical therapy modalities, ice and anti-inflammatories, followed by gradual return to activity. More extensive tears result in chronic pain and instability and might require surgery. ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion(bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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How do I treat a ruptured achilles' tendon?

How do I treat a ruptured achilles' tendon?

Ruptured Achilles: You need to see an orthopedic specialist right away who will do surgery. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

Numbness: See your orthopedist or neurologist - if it hasn't been treated yet you need to get some help ...Read more

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How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

How should I treat my Achilles tendon injury?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?

How common is it for somebody to get Achilles tendon injuries?

Not that common: Although sports medicine specialists will see plenty of these injuries, especially in athletic individuals over the age of 30, the actual prevalence in the community is far less than 5%. Prevention of injury is best course of action, including good pre-participatory conditioning, including foot loading exercises and stretching. ...Read more

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How to treat a heel spur?

How to treat a heel spur?

Rest, ice, NSAIDs: The heel spur is a sign that there is traction on the bone, but is rarely the cause of the pain. Plantar fasciitis is usually the culprit. Sudden increases in pain can be treated with rest, good supportive footwear, gel heel cups, ice massage, stretching of the calf muscles and anti-inflammatories (nsaids). All ot these can be done on your own. Of course, physicians can add many treatment measures. ...Read more

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How to treat knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

How to treat knee tendonitis and it band syndrome?

It band : Usually a stretching and anti inflammatory program works best. Sometimes a cortisone shot us also helpful. ...Read more

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How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

How to treat patellar tendonitis and running?

Exercise but need: Exercise is the best way, but you need imaging like ultrasound or MRI to see what the tendon looks like ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained ankle?

How can you treat a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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