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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

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation and pain of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle on the back of the leg to the bottom of the heel. Patients with Achilles tendonitis typically have pain when they flex their foot ...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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Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

Symptoms: It is difficult to know if you have achilles tendon problems without knowing your symptoms, but in general, if you have pain over the achilles, it is wise to see a foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more

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What can be done for Achilles tendonitis ?

What can be done for  Achilles tendonitis ?

Primarily stretching: Stretching is the single best thing to do. Pt, heel lifts and medication can help as well. ...Read more

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Need to help alleviate Achilles tendonitis pain?

Need to help alleviate Achilles tendonitis pain?

Ice: Antiinflammatories, gentle stretching, possibly even immobilize with cam walker. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time of Achilles tendonitis?

It varies: On the severity of the episode, and how chronic the condition is. Following your doctor's advice, especially in regards to stretching exercises is important. Achilles tendinitis can take weeks, even months to fully recover from. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

What is the best way to treat Achilles tendonitis?

Gentle stretching, : Proper warm up, nsaid, proper cool down, avoid overweight, do not overdo it with weekend warrior activity during a flareup. ...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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I have Achilles tendonitis, do I need orthotics?

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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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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