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I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

You may have less: Pain in the high heels as the achilles functions less. Ideally, you should wear neither. Stick with a good shoe or sneaker, consider a small heel lift, ice the achilles.... ...Read more

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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

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Is it possible that i'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?

Is it possible that i'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?

Possibly: It is possible. I would however that you really should use cross training or similar shoes when exercising to avoid just those issues. ...Read more

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A doctor has recommended shoes for Achilles tendonitis. Should I wear them?

A doctor has recommended shoes for Achilles tendonitis. Should I wear them?

Clogs: Clogs with a lift or any supportive show with an open back (not slippers) with a small lift to relieve the stretch from walking. However, this lifestyle modification won't definitive treat the problem. See a physician for further treatment and advanced modalities. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?

Evaluation: I would highly recommend a lower extremity evaluation by a certified podiatrist.
The in toeing could be causing stress on the achilles tendon thus resulting in inflamation. ...Read more

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How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

Trauma: Sports, over use, there are many causes. Even shoes can be a cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Achilles tendonitis?

What are the tests for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: There are several tests beyond physical examination that include ultrasound and mri. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

Pain & Swelling: Achilles tendonitis begins with pain and often swelling. It may be difficult to walk or propulse off of your affected foot.
Heel lifts, taping the foot in plantarflexion, ice, rest, and antiinflammatories may help in allowing the achilles recover. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have Achilles tendonitis?

Treat now: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that traditional treatments including stretches, heel lifts, bracing, and eccentric strengthening didn't help. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp finally helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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What's the significance of Achilles tendonitis?

Needs to be treated: Typically Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury
it can usually be treated with rest, ice and NSAID medications.
In more difficulty cases it may require physical therapy to
both alleviate the symptoms and work on stretching exercises
to prevent future exacerbations. ...Read more

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What are the main cures for Achilles tendonitis?

What are the main cures for Achilles tendonitis?

Treatment: Nonsurgical treatments include: eccentric physical therapy, night splints, anti-inflammatories (pills or topical creams), ultrasound, massage therapy, and graston bar techniques. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis be?

Pain and swelling: The typical symptoms involve swelling and tenderness ususally
in the midportion of the achilles tendon.
Sometimes there is a palpable bump at the side and pain
is significant on compression from the sides. Usually the
patient has stiffness when arising from bed or prolonged sitting.
Symptoms usually decrease with activity and warming up. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Depends: It's best to work with physical therapist or sports medicine specialist to assess and reassess to make sure it is progressing safely. If you do too much too quickly it can rupture. Airrosti therapy is a hybrid between pt and chiropractor, they get amazing results if you have a location near you. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What is the quickest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Treat it now!: I suggest seeking treatment for this quickly. Learn from my mistakes. I ignored this condition myself for over five years to the point that traditional treatments including stretches, heel lifts, bracing, and eccentric strengthening didn't help. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp finally helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how bad is my Achilles tendonitis?

I was just wondering how bad is my Achilles tendonitis?

Need more info: More details are needed such as were the pain is, how it occurred, when it occurred, can you walk, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

What exactly is the fastest way to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Rest! 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 pt. ...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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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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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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Is there scar tissue associated with Achilles tendonitis?

Is there scar tissue associated with Achilles tendonitis?

Possibly yes: Signs of inflammation such as swelling, warmth, and pain occur in a person with achilles' tendonitis. Damaged tendons can become calcified (get deposits of calcium), thicker than normal, less elastic (not as stretchable), and fibrotic (form scar tissue fibers). Tendon rupture occurs when a sudden shear stress force is applied to an already inflamed or damaged tendon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis?

What is the difference between Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis?

Location: Plantar fasciitis-bottom of foot
achilles tendonitis-back of heel to calf. ...Read more

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After I ultrasound my Achilles tendonitis I have severe pain is that normal?

After I ultrasound my Achilles tendonitis I have severe pain is that normal?

Can be: If the ultrasound is set to high, it will cause pain to the area. Make sure that you do not have pain when the ultrasound is administered. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to the scar tissue within Achilles tendonitis?

Could you tell me what happens to the scar tissue within Achilles tendonitis?

Ineffective healing: When scar builds up in a torn or ruptured tendon, it is often not quality strength and will reinjure easily. The body tried to heal the tendon, but microtraumas continue to happen, cause inflammation and scar not lined up in the long axis of the tendon. Best treatments are often use of undifferentiated cells plus platelet concentrates injected into the tendon to heal with tendon, not scarring. ...Read more

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I have recently developed Achilles tendonitis in both feet. What should I do?

I have recently developed Achilles tendonitis in both feet. What should I do?

Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. If these things do not work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I think I have Achilles tendonitis should I see a doctor and what should I do?

Achilles: If you suspect that, yes you should see a doctor. To do at home is rest, ice, stop aggrvating activities like sports and nsaids - if you can take them and there is no interaction with existing meds - consult your treating physician for help with interactions. ...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?

It Depends!: First, one has to differentiate between insertional and noninsertional achilles tendonitis, ie is the problem in the midsubstance of the tendon or where in attatches to the heel? The treatment is different depending on the type other than both need modification of activities to avoid overuse, heel lift, icing, anti-inflammatories and comfortable shoewear that doesn't rub the affected area. Ortho. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain after I use ultrasound for my Achilles tendonitis. Is that to be expected?

I am having severe pain after I use ultrasound for my Achilles tendonitis. Is that to be expected?

The ultrasound: Should not be causing increased pain if that is what you are saying. Is the person applying the ultrasound applying an unusual amount of pressure? ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

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