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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can Achilles tendonitis be treated?

69 year old male, insertional Achilles tendonitis caused by bone spur, all the palliatives (eccentric exercise etc.) helped but as the spur progresses pain eventually returns, increases. Surgery recommended, avoiding only because periods of inactivity greatly exacerbate my Parkinson s. The long recovery could leave me with better foot but worse overall health. I m considering the surgery now only because of the foot pain’s impact on my exercise. I see internet descriptions of supposedly newer techniques promising greatly reduced time to normal activity, things like minimally-invasive spur removal, ultrasound guidance, etc. all the way to stem cell injections. Hard to tell which if any are legit or snake oil. I m in the Dallas area. Any suggestions as to cliicians/clinics greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Sat, 14 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

.take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs or using topical anti-inflammatory gels
.Ice the area
.Rest the injured area
.Avoid activities that aggravate the problem

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How can Achilles tendonitis be treated?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. .take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs or using topical anti-inflammatory gels .Ice the area .Rest the injured area .Avoid activities that aggravate the problem Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.