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What is the best cure for Achilles heel tendinitis?

What is the best cure for Achilles heel tendinitis?

Some things may help: For inflammation at achilles' tendon near the heel bone, one can take Motrin 3 times a day for a few days to decrease inflammation. Decrease sports activities, and use a cold pack on the area 3 times a day after activities. Use a good arch support + shock-absorbing heel cushion, to avoid pronation from flat feet. Do gentle calf stretches. If not better, see an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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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?

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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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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How do you treat tendonitis in the Achilles heel?

How do you treat tendonitis in the Achilles heel?

Treatments: Common treatments for achilles tendonitis are gastroc/soleus stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics, and eccentric strengthening. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to all the above. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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If I have Achilles tendonitis, can I still wear high heels?

If I have Achilles tendonitis, can I still wear high heels?

Achilles tendonitis : Achilles' tendonitis is an over stretching of the tendon. Yes you can still wear heels but it's important that you seek out medical advice. The reason you should seek about medical advice is to make sure you do not have a tear in the tendon that may rupture. I would recommend seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who can make you orthotics to help with the pain and help with healing. ...Read more

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Tendonitis causing excruciating pain in the Achilles heel. What are ways to remedy this?

Several: It may depend on what caused the pain to begin with. Normally stretching and physical therapy with some anti-inflammatory medicine works well, but you may need immobilization with a heel lift to remove pressure from the tendon. ...Read more

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I have Achilles tendonitis, should I wear high heels or flat shoes?

You may have less: Pain in the high heels as the achilles functions less. Ideally, you should wear neither. Stick with a good shoe or sneaker, consider a small heel lift, ice the achilles.... ...Read more

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Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis ?

Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis     ?

Oh my aching.......: That certainly sounds reasonable. Try bending your knees while doing the same maneuver and see if the symptoms are the same of lessened. To remove all doubt, have your leg examined by a orthopedic, physiatrist, podiatrist or a good physical therapist. They may be able to offer you suggestions on how to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I have Achilles tendonitis what are the symptoms it is very painfull and I have a strong burning sensation in my heel area?

I think I have Achilles tendonitis what are the symptoms  it is very painfull and I have a strong burning sensation in my heel area?

Heel pain: The two leading causes of pain in the heel area are either achille's tendonitis (this pain is usually clearly located above the heel bone and directly over the tendon as it inserts into the heel bone) and plantar fasciitis with or without a heel spur (this pain is usually felt just below the heel bone itself and slightly anterior to it (the plantar fascia). ...Read more

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Tendinitis (Definition)

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