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Will any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents help with Achilles tendonitis?

Will any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents help with Achilles tendonitis?

Yes, sometimes: You may get some relief of pain and inflammation from otc nsaids. Topical nsaids may also help. I would suggest resting the area, use ice, lift the heel with a heel lift, and avoid exercises that may stress the achilles. A physician or physical therapist may be able to tape the foot in plantarflexion for immediate relief of pain. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for Achilles tendonitis?

What is the treatment for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, small heel lift, or regenerative injections. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for Achilles tendonitis?

Stretching and PT: Stretching and pt have been the most effective for most of the patients i see. I have not seen good scientific evidence supporting prolotherapy for this or any other condition. ...Read more

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I've got Achilles tendonitis. What is the best treatment for this?

I've got Achilles tendonitis. What is the best treatment for this?

The best...: ...Is the one that works for you. Tendonitis can get better or worse despite any therapy. That said, I do not agree with the standard treatments. You want to increase blood flow to the feet (daily hot soaks and warm socks), and stimulate your circulation while limiting pain with skin brushing twice a day. Braces and ice with chronic tendonitis seem counterproductive. ...Read more

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If I have Achilles tendonitis, what would be good treatment to try?

If I have Achilles tendonitis, what would be good treatment to try?

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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Best treatment for inflammed Achilles tendonitis that has become acute for over 18 months?

Best treatment for inflammed Achilles tendonitis that has become acute for over 18 months?

Achilles tendonitis: Persistent discomfort more than 6 weeks is consider chronic. In your case you may need physical therapy, x-ray or mri, maybe referral to ortho. We want to avoid rupture, and gradually improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for Achilles tendonitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for Achilles tendonitis?

PT: Avoiding the painful activity. Ice, antiinflammatories, stretching. Physical therapy. This can take time to heal. Be patient, and it will pay off later. ...Read more

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Why is it that an Achilles tendonitis is not responding to treatment?

What treatment?: What type of treatment are you undergoing? Achilles "tendinitis" is responsive to eccentric loading physical therapy and radial shock wave therapy. Rarely, neither of these work and an invasive procedure such as breisment or surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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Will rest cure Achilles tendonitis or do I need surgery?

Will rest cure Achilles tendonitis or do I need surgery?

Relative rest: Surgery would be an option if you were dealing with an achilles tear, but for tendinitis, no. ...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)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more