Orthotics 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • BURLINGTON, WI. 53105
    15
    Apr2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Runner No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Nickoli

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Massage, Supportive Shoes, Stretching

    Stretching, massage, topical steroids,anti-inflammatory. Orthotic support.


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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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  • Zumba Luis Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 220 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Philadelphia Pennsylvania
    15
    Apr2016
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Excel

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Orthotics, Ice, Massage, Heel Lifts, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      Taping

    Achilles' tendon and heel pain. The best therapy is Tens machine and strengthening exercises+massage


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  • Anonymous Achilles Tendinitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Portland, OR
    13
    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

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs