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Will wearing a more supportive shoe rather than a minimalist shoe help with tendinitis/ankles problems?

Will wearing a more supportive shoe rather than a minimalist shoe help with tendinitis/ankles problems?

It depends: Most doctors will recommend supportive over minimalist shoes. There is some debate that minimalist shoes with less support strengthen foot and leg muscles. Talk to a podiatrist, as to what might be best for you, taking into account your foot type and mechanics. ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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Dr. Said I had a stress fracture that healed itself on my small toes area-how come I didn't know? 1/16 ankle tendinitis could that be similar pain ?

Dr. Said I had a stress fracture that healed itself on my small toes area-how come I didn't know? 1/16 ankle tendinitis could that be similar pain ?

Stress fracture: Is not a complete farcture or broken bone. The evidence of a previous stress fracture can be picked up sometimes on xray, CT scan or even MRI. You may have only noticed some joint pain or tenderness and it may not have caused you a lot of pain. It could result from a fall, trauma like stubbing your toe really hard or an increase in activity. If it did not bother you, you may have healed quickly. ...Read more

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Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Daughter has ankle tendinitis. Doctor says to take NSAIDS for pain/inflammation. How long can she take naproxen twice a day? Risks? 20 yo/190 lbs.

Naproxen & Ankle Ten: Not recommended to take it chronically on a daily basis because of kidney deterioration. She should hopefully only need Naproxen for less than 2-4 weeks in order to treat acute ankle tendonitis. She can discontinue Naproxen abruptly without any side effects. Voltaren gel (diclofenac) is a topical NSAID that would be even better for your daughter's ankle. Apply directly to the source of pain. ...Read more

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Is previous peroneal tendonitis the cause for my rolling my ankle twice in the last 2 months? Didn't have this happen before my tendinitis.

Is previous peroneal tendonitis the cause for my rolling my ankle twice in the last 2 months? Didn't have this happen before my tendinitis.

Could be: The body's initial response to injury or inflammation is often to shut down or weaken muscle groups around an injured joint. This makes sense in the first few days but also quickly leads to muscle atrophy and weakness. If you do not strengthen those muscles during your recovery, you will be exposed to reinjury. Persistent pain after ankle sprain could be sign of more significant injury. ...Read more

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How does an anterior ankle sprain cause post tibial tendinitis?

How does an anterior ankle sprain cause post tibial tendinitis?

PTT kinesiology:: Posterior tibial tendinitis could result from an anterior ankle injury when there is excessive demand placed on the tibialis posterior muscle due to anterior ankle laxity. When one part of a joint becomes weak another part becomes overworked to compensate. This is one reason that ankle injuries need thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice followed by heat would be a good way of clearing this up. ...Read more

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My ankle's swollen on the inside & outside, it falls asleep, I can barely move it or walk on it, I got told I have Achilles tendinitis, it's nothealed?

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My ankle's swollen on the inside & outside, it falls asleep, I can barely move it or walk on it, I got told I have Achilles tendinitis, it's nothealed?

See a physician: Achilles tendinitis will generally cause pain in the back of the ankle where the achilles tendon is palpable, the ankle falling asleep may represent a nerve problem. Swelling inside and outside is too far from the achilles tendon and may represent a different problem such as inflammation/tendinitis of a different tendon, trauma, arthritis, inflammatory disease, infection and rarely a blood clot. ...Read more

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I have tough time telling if my ankle and feet pain from neuropathy or if it's from flat feet and Achillies tendinitis all I know is nothing helping ?

I have tough time telling if my ankle and feet pain from neuropathy or if it's from flat feet and Achillies tendinitis all I know is nothing helping  ?

Foot & ankle pain: It sounds like you have tried many things to be helpful. Maybe you have already done this, but a foot doctor is the type of doc you need to see to diagnose and offer options. If one doesn't help, consider a second opinion. How is your weight, food plan, and exercise level? Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle.  Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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I am having moderate to severe ankle pain and don't know if it's from my diabetic neuropathy or Achillies tendinitis or fallen arches I got custom ankle foot orthotics made but they don't help and I was getting tramadol for pain which was helping till I c

I am having moderate to severe ankle pain and don't know if it's from my diabetic neuropathy or Achillies tendinitis or fallen arches I got custom ankle foot orthotics made but they don't help and I was getting tramadol for pain which was helping till I c

Neuropathy: You mention a number of concerns that strongly suggest diabetes not well controlled.Please start with your diabetes specialist (if you have been seen by one) or have your primary doctor refer you to a diabetes specialist. Depending on what is found by your doctor you may need to see a foot specialist. Hope all works out - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Have spur on the back of my foot and below my heel. Achilles tendinitis (visible on the back of my foot). Pain is excruciating 24-7-365. What can I do?

Have spur on the back of my foot and below my heel. Achilles tendinitis (visible on the back of my foot). Pain is excruciating 24-7-365. What can I do?

Over used heel.: It sounds like you are describing a posterior calcaneal spur with associated Achilles tendinitis. Stopping, or severely reducing, the pull of the Achilles tendon is the first line of treatment. Application of heat and/or cold will help, but the tendinitis inflammation must be reduced and off loading is the best way. Elevated heels on your shoes may help. An evaluation by a specialist is needed. ...Read more