Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
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Most commmonly conservative treatment for achilles tendon pain begins with stretching exercises, heel lifts, arch supports, icing, anti-inflammatory creams and steroid injectons to break the pain cycle and decrease the inflammation so the patient is able to stretch comfortably to help increase the range of motion of the muscle. If any or all conservative measures do not resolve the heel pain we at Mofas do not recommend an open procedure for achilles tendon repair. We highly recommend extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as described in the heel pain section to help break up the calcifications and intiate blood flow which will decrease the pain and swelling and get the patient back to their normal routines sooner. With the open surgery procedure you are non weight bearing for 4-6 weeks and off work for 3-4 months. With the high intensity shock wave therapy (ESWT) procedure we recommend 3 days off work to allow the inflammatory process to take effect and then slowly increase your level of activity over a period of a month. You are in your shoes the same day full weight bearing and walking with little to no pain.