Heel Lifts 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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  • 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
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Waianae, HI
    26
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Runner No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Aki

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Cast, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Heel Lifts, Brace, Night splint, Rest, Massage, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Boot, Compression Socks
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises

    Torn Achilles n tendon under my ankle..both on my rt ft...didn't know I injured it in july 2014 the same time I tore my lateral n medial meniscus in my rt knee...Feb 2015 I slipped in my shower n hit the back of my ft n felt som major pain that mde my cry..the nxt day I slightly twisted my ft n it swelled up..2 wks later still swollen n I had difficulty walking on it..saw a dr..nothing got done til April when I went to the ER n an x-ray was taken..was put in a cast for a month..a boot n therapy for a month..therapy didn't work..put back in a boot..an MRI showed it was torn n also torn tendon..aftr being in a boot for 5 mos..surgery suggested in Oct.but nothing was scheduled..saw my dr again n pre-op was scheduled Feb 19th..no surgery scheduled..pre-op expired n still nothing...hav to use the boot still or slippers w fat heels n walking far makes it worse..frustrated...don't know why my drs office hasn't scheduled my surgery..sooo frustrated!! Tried running...no can do..dancing..as long as I don't put pressure I'm good...have to drive using my toes..long walks causes lots of pain...just adds to the frustration!!


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • Cortez,colo
    26
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Boot, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Supportive Shoes, Rest
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heel Lifts, Taping, Brace, Massage, Shockwave, Ice, Orthotics, Compression Socks

    Rest,stretching and massaging w creams and oils. Doctor will not give me a cortisone shot out of fear it would be to painful. I really do need something done.


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  • 24
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Runner No

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Massage, Taping, Heel Lifts, Stretching
      Not Improved
      Orthotics, Shockwave, Supportive Shoes

    Have tried many things including the non FDA approved Shockwave Theapy which has not been effective after the four recommended treatments. I find the best thing for pain relief is REST which is nearly impossible as I work on my feet all day in healthcare. Dynamic stretching especially the kind that Yoga can give is also temporarily effective.


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Austin, TX
    24
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain No

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Massage, Rest, Taping, Eccentric Protocol, Heel Lifts, Stretching

    Nothing has worked, Currently trying pulsed EMF therapy. It does relieve pain temporarily, but has not helped on a more permanent basis.


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  • 17
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Runner No

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Surgery
      Improved
      Boot, Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy
      Not Improved
      Rest, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Brace, Ice
      Worsened
      Night splint, Heel Lifts, Platelet Rich Plasma Injection, Orthotics

    Tendon deteriorated with no specific injury to start the process. 2 years of pain and lots of PT and one PRP injection (was pure hell) that didn't help and made it more sore. 2nd opinion finally and the surgeon recommended a 'strayer' procedure on my calf to lengthen the muscle and take the pressure off my tendon. That worked about 80%. I can walk now and if I over do it - it gets sore. But way better than before the surgery. My tendon has scar tissue on it but is working and I can function again.


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  • Edward Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • weymouth,ma.
    17
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • Doctor/Care Giver so.sh.orthopdics

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Heel Lifts

    total tear or rupture stepping off 2 foot wall ,, surgery and then therapy . clean snap with almost no pain .9 months of HEEL LIFTS at 70% .


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 240 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Laurel, MS
    16
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Runner No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Norwicki

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Heel Lifts