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What are the treatments available for Achilles tendonitis?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Question: What are the treatments for achilles tendonitis..I have my ankle swollen after I walk or stand for a long period of time..
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (53 minutes later)
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Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

I have gone through your query and health concerns,
The Achilles tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone, or calcaneus. You use this tendon to jump, walk, run, and stand on the balls of your feet. Continuous, intense physical activity, such as running and jumping, can cause painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis.
Many treatments are available for Achilles tendonitis, ranging from home remedies, like rest and anti-inflammatory medication, to more invasive treatments, like steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and surgery. You can do -

reducing your physical activity
very gently stretching and later strengthening your calf muscles
switching to a different, less strenuous sport
icing the area after exercise or when in pain
elevating your foot to decrease any swelling
wearing a brace or walking boot to prevent heel movement.

I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon


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What are the treatments available for Achilles tendonitis?

Brief Answer: Detail below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. I have gone through your query and health concerns, The Achilles tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone, or calcaneus. You use this tendon to jump, walk, run, and stand on the balls of your feet. Continuous, intense physical activity, such as running and jumping, can cause painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis. Many treatments are available for Achilles tendonitis, ranging from home remedies, like rest and anti-inflammatory medication, to more invasive treatments, like steroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and surgery. You can do - reducing your physical activity very gently stretching and later strengthening your calf muscles switching to a different, less strenuous sport icing the area after exercise or when in pain elevating your foot to decrease any swelling wearing a brace or walking boot to prevent heel movement. I hope this answers your query. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon