Rest for Achilles Tendinitis

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  • Bala Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • San Jose California
    28
    Mar2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Orthotics, Eccentric Protocol, Heel Lifts
      Not Improved
      Ice, Cortisone Injection, Platelet Rich Plasma Injection, Rest,

    Limits walking and standing


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  • Anita Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Fort Myers, Florida
    13
    Mar2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Boot, Night splint
      Improved
      Ice, Rest, Compression Socks
      Not Improved
      Worsened

    not only did I have pain when I woke up and started walking but also after sitting down for a few minutes and my ankle would swell significantly whenever I was standing in my feet. I felt like I was walking on a stick or lump.
    I was sick in December and proscribed short dose prednisone which made the pain and swelling go away within a day however the pain came back after a week. I began having trouble with balance and was bumping into things and felt like my foot was giving out. After the mri showed the Achilles and extensor tendons were involved with moderate damage and tendonosis to the distal 1/3 of the Achilles I was sent to orthopedic surgeon who bless him said wearing the boot and splint and sticking to strict tendon rest would do the same thing as the surgery for the calf muscle. He put me on a 17 day prednisone taper and ordered me to do a tall walking boot when I am up and night splint when I�m sleeping. I was told only take them off to shower and change. I�m not supposed to walk more than 300 consecutive feet with the boot and may use crutches for longer distances. I must not be on my foot for more than 20 minutes at a time and can�t lift more than 30 pounds. I also need to continue rice method. I am on week 5 of 6 and will be starting the next phase in one week for physical therapy and to progress into heel lift orthotic shoes.
    The pain again went away with the prednisone and has not come back. The light stretch of the splint and the immobilization from the boot have made a big difference in my calf. It is very soft compared to my other which is rather tight. So far I�m quite impressed with how good I�m feeling and hope which my continued strict adherence that I am cured.


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  • Janet Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 96 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Australia
    25
    Oct2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest
      Not Improved

    Yes, the physio didn't give me a plan just said it will take at least 6 months with 2 -3 visits per week. She gave me one exercise to do daily. The massage makes me feel more rested but I can do my own massage with anti inflammatory creams without paying $90 per session.


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  • Charity Lynne Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Kirkwood.pa
    19
    Apr2017
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Night splint, Strengthening Exercises, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy
      Not Improved
      Rest

    I have sprained both ankles n broke my right ankle twice. I use voltarin cream n aspran cream n rub n exercise daily but still extremely painful they stay swollen. Affects my walking badly


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • 72701
    12
    Sep2016
    • 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
    • Doctor/Care Giver 72701

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Improved
      Boot, Physical Therapy, Rest, Stretching, Compression Socks
      Not Improved
      Massage

    I want to learn about alternative measures. Any acupuncture, oils or etc.?


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age < 18
    • Female
    • 5' 3"
    • Sydney, Australia
    12
    Jul2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Runner Yes
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Rest, Taping, Heel Lifts, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      Ice, Massage
      Worsened
      Compression

    I've been to multiple doctors who still don't know if there's anything wrong with my tendon. Having this injury for 4+ years has been quite annoying, especially when I do activities such as dance, netball, soccer and gymnastics and sometimes just walking in general causes me pain. It has been unfortunate that I have had to give up some of these things because of my injury. I have been to a couple of PT sessions but they don't do much to help improve my tendon. If anyone has any advice that would be helpful. Thank you.


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • Thibodaux,la
    02
    May2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Rest, Heel Lifts, Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises

    Started with sciatic nerve problem from the buttocks to the toes started therapy immediately also have a herniated disc in back same side as sciatic stimulated probes with heating pad twice a week going on my 12th treatment helping with not having pain in leg n buttocks most severe pain was in back of knee which that has gone some also still have severe lower back pain with was told it was going to get worse with the execercises I do at home but should subside as long as the pain keeps travelin upwards it's making progress but this morning I woke up n couldn't walk on foot feels like my Achilles' tendon under my toes n again behind my knee all started hurtin again therapist is out of town til Wednesday started doing a few stretches I looked on Internet n wearing a brace for my ankle is there anything u can recommend r am I doing something wrong


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Crystal Lake, IL
    26
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Rest, Taping, Stretching

    Fell down hill breaking ankle.


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Waianae, HI
    26
    Apr2016