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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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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 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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What are the effects of having an Achilles tendonitis?

Depends: It really depends on how symptomatic you are. The pain can limit activities such as running and exercise. Physical therapy, night splints, and nsaids can help minimize the pain. If you have recurrent flares, the achilles can become tendinopathic. ...Read more

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How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendonitis/tendinopathy?

Tendonitis: Tendonitis is a term used to describe inflammation of a tendon. Achilles tendonitis therefore is inflammation of the achilles tendon. Tendinopathy is a general term for problems with a tendon. ...Read more

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Can I run with my chronic Achilles tendonitis?

Can I run with my chronic Achilles tendonitis?

You can but...: You sure can run, but will you run as well as you would like to, I am not sure. If your achilles tendinitis is untreated, you might aggravate it even worse by running. I'd recommend that you get some physical therapy to get it under control and once it's improved, you may go back to running and other routine. ...Read more

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Can I continue running with Achilles Tendonitis?

Can I continue running with Achilles Tendonitis?

No, Non, Nein, Nyet!: NO NO NO NO NO NO. Do some other form of exercise, low-impact, like knitting or potato peeling or, ah,yes,swimming or biking- with attention to NOT putting too much tension on that tendon.And you really should get some advice on how to rehab it and what medicines,if any, to take.So,start with some Motrin and gentle massage and/or stretching,and if it's hard to walk,get a heel lift or just get help ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis, do I need orthotics?

Orthotics can help : Achilles tendinitis can be helped with orthotics. I usually start my patients off with an otc insole and ultimately progress into custom orthotics. Best otc insoles are powerstep, spenco, and superfeet. ...Read more

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How to treat repeating cases of Achilles tendonitis?

Prolotherapy: I'm utilizing a series of dextrose prolotherapy injections to treat difficult cases of achilles tendonitis. A couple a studies validate the benefit of these potentially regenerative injections. Of course, treating any case of recurrent tendonitis involves determining the causes and eliminating these. ...Read more

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Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...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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Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Can i exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more

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Are there strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Are there strengthening exercises for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles: Resistance traning would be helpful but remember to stretch before and after. ...Read more

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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