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What can you do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendonitis?

What can you do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendonitis?

Airdyne Bike: An airdyne bike has foot rests and handles for upper body motion. Swimming would also be recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can I exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Can I exercise on recumbent bike with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitis: Yes biking is acceptable exercise. Eccentric contraction or elongation of the gastrocnemius muscle that your achilles' tendon attaches to can help and if done on a bike is typically safe. Be sure to stretch out the calf both the gastrocnemius and soleus and ice along with nsaids can help. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendonitis is so painful I can barely walk and exercise. How long will it take to disapear?

My Achilles tendonitis is so painful I can barely walk and exercise. How long will it take to disapear?

Get re-examined: It depends. Achilles tendonitis pain in the back of the heel, are you sure that's all you are dealing with? Get re-examined. Xrays can infer position of soft tissue but mainly highlight bone. To examine the achilles, an MRI would be warranted to check for damage - even a longitudinal tear which can be very subtle but result in lingering pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i'll get Achilles tendonitis when I do the exercise mountain climbers and other jumping exercise. Without shoes?

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

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What activities am I allowed to do with Achilles tendonitis?

What activities am I allowed to do with Achilles tendonitis?

Try cycling, swimmin: Swimming is the best. Try cycling too. I would avoid negatives, toe raises, and treadmills. ...Read more

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How to know what I am allowed to do with Achilles tendonitis?

How to know what I am allowed to do with Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles: If you have been diagnosed by a dr. With achilles tendonitis you should be told to rest it and not do any type of activity that will inflame the area. Rest ice compression and elevation is the gold standard. If u self diagnosed see a dr. Before it gets worse. ...Read more

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. ...Read more

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How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

How did I get Achilles tendonitis?

Trauma: Sports, over use, there are many causes. Even shoes can be a cause. ...Read more

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How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

How is Achilles tendonitis treated?

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 more

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How can I heal Achilles tendonitis?

Rest: This condition takes a long time to heal. You may need to get an evaluation and possibly even go to physical therapy....Rest, ice, nsaids are your best conservative plan would be ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Can Achilles tendonitis heal itself?

Yes: Rest, ice and stop physical activity which lead to you having the flare up. See a podiatrist, because improper gait can cause excess stress on the achilles. Excess stress over time may lead toa complete rupture. ...Read more

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Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

Have I got an Achilles tendonitis injury?

Symptoms: It is difficult to know if you have Achilles tendon problems without knowing your symptoms, but in general, if you have pain over the achilles, it is wise to see a foot and ankle surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I help heal my Achilles tendonitis?

How can I help heal my Achilles tendonitis?

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 more

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What are the tests for Achilles tendonitis?

What are the tests for Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: There are several tests beyond physical examination that include ultrasound and mri. ...Read more

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What can be done for Achilles tendonitis?

What can be done for Achilles tendonitis?

Primarily stretching: Stretching is the single best thing to do. Pt, heel lifts and medication can help as well. ...Read more

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How do I get relief for Achilles tendonitis?

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

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What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendonitis?

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 more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Described as an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf ...Read more


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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