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How to treat achilles tendon?

I just completed 6 weeks of physical therapy for a diagnosis of achilles tendon. They worked on reposturing my weight from the balls of my feet to my heels, stretching the tendons with exercises and graston tool. Although I have gained more range of motion in the ankle I continue to have my main symptom of heel pain, especially after sleeping and sitting for more than 30 minutes. They have suggested I see a podiatrist for other options. I still have questions about if this has been helpful treatment, if I should be using orthotics or specific show types, if my S--- sock helps in bed or need a boot, if a podiatrist can help. I have been suffering for 5 months.
Fri, 20 May 2016
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hi,

thank-you for providing the brief history of you.

As you have Achilles tendon and with Physical Therapy you are helped it is good that you continue further. As your ROM has improved and also the strength now needs a bit of correction of the proprioception.

Using a balance board training will help further more and also walking on a ground with bare feet.

In my clinical practice only physical therapy, balance board training, bare feet walking on ground, grass, standing on the acupressure plate etc helps patients regain the normalcy of life.

Regards
Jay Indravadan Patel
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