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What is Achilles tendinitis?

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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