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Orthotics: Achilles tendonitis is a mechanical problem as much as it is an overuse injury. First make sure you have supportive running shoes. If shoes are older than 6 mos, you may need to get shoes for overpronators. If you have good supportive shoes than the next step is good orthotics that control excess pronatory motion than causes torque on achilles' tendon. Physical therapy as adjunct therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ice is a universal treatment for pain (unless complaining of frostbite ;-} Its actions are two fold. First, it is an analgesic and reduces pain. Secondly, it can decrease the inflammation and swelling associated with an injury whether it is acute or due to overuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running? Is rest the best treatment? For how long?
Yes: If at is hurting rest it. Listen to you body when having pain. However, don't listen to your Achilles when not hurting. Meaning, when returning to running go gradually: do rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) masssage, may be pt then do graudal return to activity-> walk, then faster walk, short jogging (on grass, threadmill), then run and advance distant and intensity carefully.. Do proper warm up, streach, & rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a hip op scfe, i just started running and I have a really sore achilles. I haven't played for 6 months. I have a match on sunday. Treatment?
I'm running in minimalist shoes. Is this a bad idea? I haven't gotten hurt beyond soft muscle injuries (sore calves and occasionally sore Achilles).
Maximun per Minimum.: If using minimalist shoes is allowing you to achieve you goals with a minimum of disruption, then by all means, they're good for you. If, however, your running is being disrupted by plaguing soft tissue concerns, especially at age 35, then perhaps you need to rethink your priorities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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