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What is the best cure for Achilles heel tendinitis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: There is no

Magic pill. Stretching is important.
Physical therapy, heel lifts, antiinflammatories. Shockwave therapy can be considered, prp injections are a consideration. Sometimes immobilization is performed.

In brief: There is no

Magic pill. Stretching is important.
Physical therapy, heel lifts, antiinflammatories. Shockwave therapy can be considered, prp injections are a consideration. Sometimes immobilization is performed.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Rest

Ice, nsaids, light stretching, physical therapy.

In brief: Rest

Ice, nsaids, light stretching, physical therapy.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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