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What Activities Am I Allowed To Do With Achilles Tendonitis
Non operatively: Achilles tendinitis is best treated by rest from aggravating activities, use of a layered heel lift, and stretching exercises combined with anti inflammatories. The treatment will not result in relief quickly. The regimen should be religiously followed for the first 6 weeks, and repeated until symptoms are diminished! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Achilles Tendonitis: 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 physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Try placing a heel : Lift in both shoes to preload the tendon and not make it work so hard, soak in hot water and Epsom salt or apply ice ( either can work) I would consider a night splint to help stretch the tendon. Massage helps. If you ot for a doctor visit they can prescribe topical meds that are helpful, some physical therapy modalities help like ultrasound, laser or low energy shockwave. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other suggestions: I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatories, and eccentric strengthening. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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