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How can I treat a sore achilles.?

How can I treat a sore achilles.?

P.T. And taping : Soreness in achilles' tendon can be serious injury. If just soreness, recommend heel lifts followed by orthotics, p.T. And kinesio taping to support achilles' tendon. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more


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I'm an athlete, what should I do for a sore Achilles problems?

I'm an athlete, what should I do for a sore Achilles problems?

Good orthotics: See podiatrist for suspension casted orthotics. Stay away from foam box impressions that do not accurately capture your arch impression. Also make sure you have motion control running shoes. Not minimalist shoes. ...Read more

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How to treat a runner's sore achilles?

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 more

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Is it a good idea to ice a sore achilles?

Is it a good idea to ice a sore achilles?

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 more

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Best treatment for sore achilles?

Best treatment for sore achilles?

Rest, ice: I would avoid running type sports i would use ice , nsaids and stretch the affected tendon if the symptoms persist, i would use some physical therapy to help alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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).

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 more

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Can you tell me how to do to treat/prevent soreness in my Achilles tendon?

Stretch: You need to stretch and use an orthotic in your shoes to balance the feet and left the heel to take strain off the achilles tendon. After exercise ice the area. ...Read more

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