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Achilles tendonitis came back. What can I do to treat and prevent it?

Eccentric stretches. Eccentric stretching and strengthening of the calf muscle and achilles' tendon has been shown to be most beneficial for recurring cases. An orthotic with a small heel lift may be useful for a year or so. Read more...
Recurrent tendonitis. In this case, you need to strengthen the tendon. I find prolotherapy works well to strengthen and repair the tendon. Read more...
Eccentric . Agree with above answer. Best treatment for prevention is eccentric strengthening exercises. Read more...
Stretch! Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or heel pad may be beneficial. Temporarily hold back on your exercise intensity or duration. Read more...

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...

I have pain at the back of my heel, little above the arch. And I have pain in the morning. Especially the first few steps. Is it Achilles tendonitis?

Not clear. By ur description of Sx, pain in am and just behind the arch, it sounds more like a case of plantar fasciitis. It really depends on whether the pain is on the bottom of the foot or rather on the top of the heel bone where the Achilles attaches. People with PF (very common) tend to have am pain as all nite long the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot shortens while the foot is plantar flexed. Read more...
Plantar Fasciitis. Pain on the bottom of the heel near the arch which hurts in the morning is the classic symptom of plantar fasciitis, which differs from achilles tendonitis. There are many excellent treatments for this and I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. Read more...