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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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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Achilles Tendonitis (Definition)

Achilles tendonitis is inflammation and pain of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle on the back of the leg to the bottom of the heel. Patients with Achilles tendonitis typically have pain when they flex their foot ...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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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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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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I have got a swollen bump on each achilles. Do I have Achilles tendinitis?

That is certainly: One possibility. There are others like xanthoma (cholesterol deposits), soft tissue structure like lipoma or ganglion. I would have it evaluated by a doc so you know what you have and best treatment options. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have got a swollen bump on each achilles. Do I have Achilles tendinitis?

Any advice? I have got a swollen bump on each achilles. Do I have Achilles tendinitis?

Tendinitis or tear: Could be from tendinitis of achilles tendonm coikd also be scar tissue from ols untreated tear of the tendon. See a podiatrist about that. Mri is best for evaluating tendon. ...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?

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'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

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendonitis (Definition)

Tendonitis is a condition in which there is swelling and irritation of a tendon, a thick fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bones. It can occur in any tendon in the body, and results in pain and tenderness ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more