Dry Needling for Achilles Tendinitis

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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Dublin, GA
    15
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Deeves

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Compression Socks, Orthotics, Supportive Shoes
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Night splint, Rest, Boot, Acupuncture, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      Dry Needling

    Pain started in bottom of foot Progressed to back of heel and spur formed. Tried cortizone pills, dry needling, physical therapy, and night splint along with orthotic shoes. No long-term success with any treatment.


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  • Belinda Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Kennesaw, Georgia
    15
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Womack

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Dry Needling
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Supportive Shoes

    Pain and soreness in heell


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  • 10
    Feb2016
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Runner Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Dry Needling, Rest, Other, Strengthening Exercises

    I had three episodes. The key each time was 8 weeks or so NO, zero, nada running. It has been a year since the last episode. I did have ART, Graston, needling......it greatly improved recovery time. The assessment isolated the root cause and I began a functional strength routine for hips, gluteus.


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  • 10
    Feb2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Runner Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Dry Needling, Eccentric Protocol

    I have been dealing with a sore/tender achilles at about the midway point. I have done PT, dry needling, ice massage, and eccentric heel drops. There is very little to no tightness or stiffness in the morning, however there is a bump that is there when I wake in the morning. After about 2 minutes of walking around it is gone or if I gently massage it, it also goes away.

    I have not run for about 10 days. I have been battling this for about 8 weeks now. I was running intermittently, but I have pulled the plug entirely on running now. I can walk around with no issues at all.

    Has anybody dealt with something like this bump in the morning only to have it go away?


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  • 10
    Feb2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Runner Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Massage, Dry Needling, Rest, Soft tissue therapy

    I've been battling chronic achilles tendinosis for about a year and a half, I shut down running for a full year. What I've found is PT (particularly ASTEM treatment and dry needling) have helped immensely.

    Also, not to rag on the stick but I've found the trigger point grid roller to be much more effective. Every morning I heat pat the area, roll it out for a few and then get a good stretch in the calf/ankle.


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  • 18
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain No

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Boot, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Eccentric Protocol, Rest, Dry Needling, Shockwave, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises

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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Scs,mi
    14
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner Yes
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Zingas

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Night splint, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Proper Running Form
      Not Improved
      Shockwave, Dry Needling

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  • 10
    Feb2016
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Chronicity 18+ Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Dry Needling

    After two years of chronic achilles tendonitis to the point where going down stairs was an issue it was suggested I try dry needling. I was very sceptical and thought it might be tantamount to voodoo. After just three sessions..no pain...the inflammation I had for over two years...gone. 18 months later....no reoccurrence. I am reluctant to ever come on to a forum and give suggestions for medical treatment for injuries. You might want to look into the procedure and consult with a medical professional.


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  • 10
    Feb2016
    • Injury Status Cured

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Dry Needling

    Try looking into dry needling. It helped myself with Achilles problems in the past and my friend with hamstring issues. I believe it basically helps bring more blood flow to the area.


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  • 10
    Feb2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Runner Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Dry Needling, Strassburg Sock
      Not Improved
      Stretching

    I'm six months, two weeks into my insertional Achilles tendinitis. I've seen my physician, physical therapist and orthopedic surgeon. After typical stretching and cross training failed to help I sought out acupuncture (dry needling), which has helped tremendously in the past three weeks. I couple that with sleeping in a Strasbourg sock and am on track to hit the road next week.

    I've been injured before, but have never been couched this long. It is better to heal fully than exacerbate any injury, despite the frustration, so that we can continue running for the long term.


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 220 lbs
    25
    Jan2016
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Change in activity No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Night splint, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Dry Needling
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Boot, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Compression Socks