Physical Therapy for Achilles Tendinitis

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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
    • 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 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    25
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Runner No

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Massage, Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises

    Getting cortisone injections for my stenosis totally helps it, although after 5 weeks it slowly came back so not cured but not as high as level of pain. Done twice. Each time, significant improvement.


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 147 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Bridgewater NJ
    25
    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

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strassburg Sock, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Eccentric Protocol, Brace, Rest, Shockwave, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, Compression Socks

    Partial tear of Achilles playing competitive tennis. Still feeling the effects over two years afterwards. Have tried many treatments. Orthodics, NSAIDs, and high quality brace have been the most helpful but not enough to resume competitve play. Discouraged.


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  • rosebourne Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Prince Frederick Maryland
    22
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Runner No

    Treatment Ratings

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

    It hurts when I try to walk. And when I sit down and try to get up, it stiff up on me. So I have a hard time trying to walk around.


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  • msfines7 Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 214 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Ridgeland
    19
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • If Runner? change in mileage or terrain No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr.Penny Lawin

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Compression Socks
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Strengthening Exercises

    I've had all treatments but my back is injured so I walk one sided and the injured side and I have plantar fascitis fabroma.Achilles tendinitis..drop foot syndrome


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