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Over The Counter Treatment For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Only OTC medication I have found to help pain of Achilles tendonitis is aleve (naproxen). However, I have to take 600 mg. Is that safe on a regular basis?
Yes for short period: Of time, like 4-7 days or so. All nsaids are not recommended for anyone with kidney problems. Normal dose of aleve (naproxen) is 220 or 250 mg twice a day. For short periods of time up to 1000 mg maybe used. I would recommend pt for stretching and splint. If no improvement after 6 weeks, then maybe a MRI might be needed to evaluate the status of the achilles tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop hurting it.: Achilles tendonitis can be a very frustrating condition to treat. The speed of improvement is slower than the patient is willing to wait on. So many times, the inflammation is treated and not the cause of the inflammation process. The idea is to get more blood to the tendon without adding more injury. I find the best way is moist heat applied to the area and often. Use a Cam walker for protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that simple: Treatment for achilles tendinitis varies with the location of the pain along the tendon, the duration, the cause, and your activity level. Giving you a "schedule" for stretching not knowing these factors would be unwise. In addition, the achilles has a poor blood supply. If you have injured this, ice may actually delay the healing process. Please have this examined by a specialist. ...Read more
I have Achilles tendinitis and go to physical therapy I take tramadol 3 times a day I usally take one before I got to therapy but still hurt while doing it the therapist reccomend an NSAIDs patch why would they reccomend that ?
NSAIDs: Assuming your diagnosis is tendonitis, your physical therapist likely recommended an NSAID patch to directly to your Achilles tendon to reduce inflammation. NSAID patches are indicated for acute episodes of inflammation including tendinitis. You can also consider systemic (oral) NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with very bad case of ankle pain and Achilles tendinitis he prescribed tramadol 3 times. a day but since I started physical therapy pain has gotten worse so was wondering if there something else I could take with it or if it be wort
See an orthopaedist: If the tendon ruptures, you usually know it because it happens as a sudden event with pain, swelling, and you wont be able to push down with your foot. If it is tender / painful where the tendon attaches to the foot, it could be tendinitis. If it doesn't get better with rest, see an orthopaedist. ...Read more
I have Achilles tendonitis. I've been stretching, icing, and doing eccentric exercises. What else will speed up recovery? Rest isn't an option.
I got told I had Achilles tendonitis and I got put in a boot for 3 weeks, it's been two months and hasn't improved. Put boot back on for a few days?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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