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.

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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...
Non weight bearing . You need to avoid exercises that aggravate the tendon. I recommend swimming, cycling, rowing and weight lifting(sitting or lying down exercises only) as long as they don't cause increased discomfort. Therapy involves light stretching, icing and antiinflammatories, good shoes with support and a slight heel lift. I would avoid jumping exercises until you are healed. Dr l. Read more...

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...

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...
MAYBE. It's possible to feel an enlargement of the Achilles tendon, either due to swelling or even a growth within the tendon itself; an MRI may be helpful. But also, could the "bump" actually be an enlargement of the back of the heel bone itself?-it's called a "Haglund's deformity." A doctor's exam would determine the exact cause. Dr. Latva. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Ankle issues. Achilles tendinitis is usually associated with pain and stiffness. "falling asleep" may be more related to a neuro vascular cause; attention should be paid to your arterial and vascular supply to your ankle, check for a tarsal tunnel syndrome and make sure your lumbar spine has no associated pathology. Read more...

I have Achilles tendinitis and go to physical therapy I take tramadol 3 times a day I usally take one before I got to therapy but still hurt while doing it the therapist reccomend an NSAIDs patch why would they reccomend that?

NSAID Anti-Inflamati. Tramadol is an opiod pain killer. Helps relieve pain, but the underlying problem is inflammation. NSAIDS is a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug to help reduce the Inflammation of your tendonitis. Motrin is a good NSAID but is hard on stomach. Taken as a patch is directly absorbed into blood stream. Read more...
NSAIDs. Assuming your diagnosis is tendonitis, your physical therapist likely recommended an NSAID patch to directly to your Achilles tendon to reduce inflammation. NSAID patches are indicated for acute episodes of inflammation including tendinitis. You can also consider systemic (oral) NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen). Read more...

What is Achilles tendinitis?

Tendon Inflammation. Irritation, swelling, inflammation of the achilles tendon. Can be caused by strain injury, direct contusion injury, degeneration from age, frictional direct irritation from ill-fitting shoewear. Identify the cause and eliminate it. Analyze shoewear carefully. Therapy is best treatment. Nsaids medicines are helpful, like ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. Usually spontaneously resolves with treatment. Read more...