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Will rest cure Achilles tendonitis or do I need surgery?

Will rest cure Achilles tendonitis or do I need surgery?

Relative rest: Surgery would be an option if you were dealing with an achilles tear, but for tendinitis, no. ...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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Are there alternatives to having an Achilles tendonitis surgery?

Maybe: If there is not a big gap between the ends of the tendon then cast immobilzation will probably heal the problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from surgery for Achilles tendonitis?

How long does it take to recover from surgery for Achilles tendonitis?

Varies: Recovery from achilles injuries or tendonitis is often very gradual. After a simple debridement surgery , it may take 6 weeks to return to normal activities of daily living (adls) and 3 months to return to athletic activity. The lengthiest return is from an achilles rupture repair. Recovery is often 3 months to get back to normal adls and 9=15 months to get back to athletic activities. ...Read more

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I have had Achilles tendonitis for 8 months no matter what I do ,,rest,excercises etc..it wont go away ?

Well what you done?: Try a heel lift in a cam walker boot. (Some promote eccentric excercises.) ...Read more

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What are the main cures for Achilles tendonitis?

What are the main cures for Achilles tendonitis?

Treatment: Nonsurgical treatments include: eccentric physical therapy, night splints, anti-inflammatories (pills or topical creams), ultrasound, massage therapy, and graston bar techniques. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more