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I have tendonitis in my right ankle. How long will it take to heal?

I have tendonitis in my right ankle. How long will it take to heal?

Couple of weeks: With proper rest, anti-inflammatories, and proper splinting these are usually healed within 2 weeks time. If not followup with your physician to look for other problems will be required. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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I have tendonitis of both wrists, and now tendonitis in my right ankle. As I have a bleeding disorder, and cannot take nsaids, what can I take?

I have tendonitis of both wrists, and now tendonitis in my right ankle. As I have a bleeding disorder, and cannot take nsaids, what can I take?

Need for evaluation: Tendonitis in three joints suggests a systemic disorder and you need to be examined by a doctor, preferably a rheumatologist to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. In the mean time you can take Ibuprofen for pain relief. ...Read more

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My daughter has tendonitis in her right ankle. She recently is in more pain and every time she moves it it pops. Should I take her to the ER?

My daughter has tendonitis in her right ankle. She recently is in more pain and every time she moves it it pops. Should I take her to the ER?

Mgt: I would suggest a follow up with your PCP and a possible referral for Physical Therapy and for pediatric Ortho.
Unless there is a history of direct trauma to the area, it is not likely to be fractured.
I would suggest an ace wrap, elevation/reduce movement of the ankle and a heating pad.
Motrin can be taken if she is still in pain after checking her temperature. ...Read more

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I had tendonitis in my right ankle in 1985. I went and fell on concrete loading dock at work in 2010. I'm being told that 1985 injury is the reason?

I had tendonitis in my right ankle in 1985. I went and fell on concrete loading dock at work in 2010. I'm being told that 1985 injury is the reason?

Don't think so: You fell down 25 years after your tendonitis. I don't think it's related at all. By chance you may have injured same location again because the way you fell down. You may have injured your back, knee or shoulder. I think it's just a coincidence. ...Read more

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What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle? How much time should it take to heal?

What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle? How much time should it take to heal?

Depends: There are quite a few tendons that surround the ankle, tendonitis at back of the ankle is different than tedonitis over the inner aspect and that on the outer aspect. Best course of treatment is based on evaluation of the tendon (s) and the underlying cause and time taken depends on these as well. ...Read more

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Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Naproxen & Ankle Ten: Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects.
Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...Read more

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Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?

Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?

Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With the brace, nsaid's, and some rest mild tendonitis should be better in about 3 weeks. Occasionally more aggressive tx is needed with perhaps a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection or even surgery if the above and pt doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?

RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?

You would have: To give us the ingredients of the said compound to be able to answer that. A compound is a mixture of medications but without knowing which ingredients can't answer the question.... ...Read more

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Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Long history with tendonitis. Wrists, elbows, shoulders, hip, and ankles affected. Calcified in both rotator cuffs. Can there be a global cause?

Tendinitis: Tendinitis and bursitis are conditions known as soft tissue rheumatic syndrome.
Conditions, related to tendinitis or bursitis could be: overuse or injury of the joints, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, gout, kidney diseases. Sometimes, statins and fluoroquinolone antibiotics can cause tendinitis or tendon rupture. ...Read more

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How do you heal foot tendonitis, how could I reduce the pressure I put on it when I walk?

How do you heal foot tendonitis, how could I reduce the pressure I put on it when I walk?

A couple of things: Crutches or a cane can take some load off the affected foot. Sometimes braces or cam walkers can allow protected ambulation. See your podiatrist for guidelines, as some activity might be beneficial. ...Read more

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Recent: knee tendonitis. I already have patella femoral syndrome in both of my knees. How long should I put partial weight on my leg using crutches?

Recent: knee tendonitis. I already have patella femoral syndrome in both of my knees. How long should I put partial weight on my leg using crutches?

Need more info: That is a very good question and the best person to answer it for you is a physical therapist. I assume that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon and they usually have a PT on their staff. ...Read more

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I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?

I have top of foot pain that worsens with exercise. Scheduled soon for mri. Will this test show tendonitis even if it has begun to heal?

Probably: Mri is excellent for evaluating the tendons of the body. Even mild abnormalities are usually visible. Normally, the tendons look black and have smooth contours. Abnormal tendons may be thick or may have fluid in or around them. This shows up very well on an mri. The MRI also gets a very good look at bones, cartilage and ligaments, so there is a good chance of finding your problem. ...Read more

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How long does a bimalleolar fracture to the right ankle take to fully heal?

How long does a bimalleolar fracture to the right ankle take to fully heal?

Let me explain: It depend on the fracture and the treatment, in general it take 8-12 weeks.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I was treated for gout a week ago and my ankle feels like I have tendonitis in my right heel. I am going on vacation tomorrow and can't get rid of the pain. I iced it down, but only a temporary fix. Help!

I was treated for gout a week ago and my ankle feels like I have tendonitis in my right heel. I am going on vacation tomorrow and can't get rid of the pain. I iced it down, but only a temporary fix. Help!

Possibly steroids: Tendinitis, arthritis, gout are all inflammatory conditions. Assuming that you do not have an infection, your doctor may prescribe a short course of steroids which are the strongest anti-inflammatory medication. Ace bandages may help but less than steroids. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tendonitis in the top part of your ankle? Is it possible for tendonitis pain to onset suddenly?

Yes: That's a somewhat unusual location for tendonitis but it would be possible, and the symptoms can present suddenly. Alternatively you may have unknowingly sprained the ankle, or there may be another underlying cause. Try anti-inflammatory meds and avoid aggravating activities, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How do you treat tendonitis ankle pain?

Which tendon: Depending on the tendon involved and the nature of the condition itself as well the history of the problem and past treatments, treatment may be bracing, immobilization, casting, or surgery. ...Read more

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Is a tens unit good for ankle tendonitis?

Is a tens unit good for ankle tendonitis?

Treats symptoms: A tens unit is used to treat pain. It does not enhance the actually heal the condition. There are other modalities of physical therapy that actually will treat the injury, i.e. Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, etc...
The bottom line is reducing the inflammation which cause the pain and further injury. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling. Could that be tendonitis?

I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling. Could that be tendonitis?

More info: Is needed. What causes pain? R u getting it only while walking? Is the pain in front of the ankle? The inner side? The outside? Need more detail... ...Read more

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Do I have to give up running due to ankle tendonitis flair up and what can I do. Same ankle-just 2 mile 3'x wk = 6 total. Swell/what is a plan? .

Do I have to give up running due to ankle tendonitis flair up and what can I do. Same ankle-just 2 mile 3'x wk = 6 total. Swell/what is a plan? .

First, be sure you: Have the correct diagnosis. I.e. tendinitis and not a stress fracture. If you have excessive pronation, chronic posterior tibialis tendinitis often results. Old running shoes contribute. Use ice to reduce swelling; when gone, consider running, Check by rising on toes repeatedly; if hurts, no running. If ok, hop a few times each leg. If ok, resume gradual run-walk program. Ice after. See Sports Med ...Read more

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I have been suffering from inner ankle pain for 6months. I suspect it to be post tib tendonitis and it is still painful. What can I do to cure this?

I have been suffering from inner ankle pain for 6months. I suspect it to be post tib tendonitis and it is still painful. What can I do to cure this?

Tendonitis: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a foot specialist as soon as possible.
If there is any delay have someone drive you to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more