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Shoe Inserts For Achilles Tendonitis
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
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
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
Small heel: A shoe with a small heel usually helps best. ...Read more
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?
Sometimes: They are used very infrequently in this area. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pain: A painful, swollen Achilles tendon usually caused by injury or over use. ...Read more
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
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
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
Plantar fasciitis-bottom of foot
achilles tendonitis-back of heel to calf. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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