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Could foam rolling help with Achilles tendinitis?

Could foam rolling help with Achilles tendinitis?

It may...: It probably will feel good, and relieve some of the discomfort from the massage; however, you still need to determine why you developed the achilles tendinitis. Get checked properly by the podiatrist or orthopedist for proper treatment and recommendations to avoid recurrence. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


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Can you tell me how to know if you have Achilles tendinitis?

Can you tell me how to know if you have Achilles tendinitis?

Yes: You will experience swelling, pain and decreased motion in trying to touch your toes to the front of your leg. ...Read more

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What to do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendinitis?

What to do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendinitis?

Have a pool?: Swimming is a great exercise for patients with achilles pain, just watch the kicking. Also elliptical trainers are easy on the achilles if you keep your foot flat and do not raise up on the toes or forefoot. Biking can be ok depending if you have mid tendon tendinitis or insertional tendinitis. Try adjusting the seat height and place the pedal back farther than normal. ...Read more

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What could you do for cardio exercise if you have Achilles tendinitis?

NWB: Limit weight bearing exercise, a recumbant bicycle is good as well as swimming. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about Achilles tendinitis/tendonosis?

See below: It is inflammation of the tendon which causes pain on motion of the foot. ...Read more

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I am a soccer player. How can I prevent Achilles tendinitis?

Stretching: Warm up and stretch before activity. Also, stretch in the morning before getting out of bed. You might want to see a sports medicine physician in your area to learn how to prevent injury. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I treat Achilles tendinitis?

Achilles pain: Achilles tendinosis vs tendinitis is a difference between a chronic and acute process. The chronic process indicates something which has been present for months and acute would be days/weeks. The acute process indicates inflammation, the first phase of healing. Chronic means statis and stalled healing. The acute injury should be guarded from further injury, chronic should have an Ultrasound/MRI. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat extreme Achilles tendinitis?

What can I do to treat extreme Achilles tendinitis?

Get evaluated...: This depends on what type of injury you are recovering from. Strains are most responsive to rest and avoidance of stetching of the heel cord. However, there are a number of studies showing that tendinosis (tendinopathy) is best resolved through eccentric stretching exercises.

Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Eccentric Loading: Besides foot and calf stretching, studies have shown that eccentric loading exercises work best for resolving Achilles tendonitis. An example of eccentric loading would be standing on a double step and jumping off landing on the balls of the feet. ...Read more

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What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

What should I do for exercise if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Swim: Eccentric exercises are good for achilles tendonitis. May help the problem go away.
Try and google to see specific pictures or videos of these exercises. ...Read more

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Could my pain be soreness or also Achilles tendinitis?

More info: It is impossible to give you a worthwhile answer to your question given the information you have supplied. It would be better to describe your pain, location, type and what you feel makes it worse (or better). Duration of pain and if you had an injury will also help us help you. ...Read more

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What can be used to numb the pain from Achilles tendinitis?

What can be used to numb the pain from Achilles tendinitis?

Ice, voltaren (diclofenac) gel: Acute achilles tendinitis can be swollen and painful. Other than rest, ice for 20 minutes will help reduce pain and swelling to the inflamed tissue. Oral antinflammatories like Motrin may be helpful. More recently, topical antinflammatories like voltaren (diclofenac) gel may be applied locally to tendon to reduce pain. Higher heeled shoes and heel lifts can help by reducing the tightness of the achilles. ...Read more

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How come I have no swelling associated with my Achilles tendinitis?

Its possible to have: No or minimal swelling with achilles tendinitis, when its been there for sometime, like in subacute or chronic forms of it. ...Read more

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Achilles tendinitis is killing me. 3 sessions of ESW therapy didn't help either. What to do?

Achilles tendinitis is killing me. 3 sessions of ESW therapy didn't help either. What to do?

Stop hurting it.: Achilles tendonitis can be a very frustrating condition to treat. The speed of improvement is slower than the patient is willing to wait on. So many times, the inflammation is treated and not the cause of the inflammation process. The idea is to get more blood to the tendon without adding more injury. I find the best way is moist heat applied to the area and often. Use a Cam walker for protection. ...Read more

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I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?

I'm pigeon toed, will this cause me any problems later on? Do I need corrective shoes? I have achilles. Tendinitis recently, could this be the cause?

Evaluation: I would highly recommend a lower extremity evaluation by a certified podiatrist.
The in toeing could be causing stress on the achilles tendon thus resulting in inflamation. ...Read more

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Achilles tendinitis! Been to doctor, please help, as I need to wear heels for a wedding in two weeks? What are ways to wear heels while having this condition?

See below: Wearing heels may be just fine since by elevating the heel you take pressure off of the achilles tendon, but it depends where the pain is. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Achilles tendinitis?

See an orthopedist.: See an orthopedist. Severe cases may require immobilization. ...Read more

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How to know if I have Achilles tendinitis?

How to know if I have Achilles tendinitis?

Pain in back of heel: This is a painful inflammation of the achilles tendon which is located along the back of the lower leg and heel. Symptoms typically begin as pain or stiffness behind the heel. Pain can be especially bad with activity after a period of rest or with running and jumping. Risk factors for developing achilles tendinitis include overuse, lack of flexibility, and overpronation of your feet. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure Achilles tendinitis?

Heel lifts,: Stretching exercises, oral antinflammatory agents. Pain-management type lasers can help a great deal too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Achilles tendinitis?

What are the symptoms of Achilles tendinitis?

Pain, swelling: Typically one will get pain and swelling in the achilles tendon
usually one will get stiffness when waking up and getting out
of a chair after prolonged sitting.
Treatment is usually with ice, nsaids, and rest
sometimes physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are remedies to alleviating Achilles tendinitis?

What are remedies to alleviating Achilles tendinitis?

Treatments so far?: What type of treatment are you undergoing? Achilles "tendinitis" is responsive to eccentric loading physical therapy and radial shock wave therapy. Rarely, neither of these work and an invasive procedure such as breisment or surgery is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Norman Rizk
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Indomethacin (Definition)

It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) that at low dose is more caustic, but also stronger than ...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