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How can I get rid of Achilles pain which comes at night and when i wake? Im 66, take niaspan (niacin) but i'm physically active.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Consider some

Physical therapy fro the achilles' tendon.
Adding a small heel lift inside the shoe may be helpful as well. Addtionally, a night splint which would help keep the achilles' tendon stretched without letting it contract during the night could alleviate your morning pain.

In brief: Consider some

Physical therapy fro the achilles' tendon.
Adding a small heel lift inside the shoe may be helpful as well. Addtionally, a night splint which would help keep the achilles' tendon stretched without letting it contract during the night could alleviate your morning pain.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Achilles tendinitis

Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks.
Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, small heel lift, or regenerative injections.

In brief: Achilles tendinitis

Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks.
Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, small heel lift, or regenerative injections.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

You may want to try a night splint.
I would try stretching exercises.

In brief: See below

You may want to try a night splint.
I would try stretching exercises.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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