Achilles Tendinopathy Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Achilles Tendinopathy
Take a break from the activity that caused the tendinopathy. Switch to an activity that doesn't put stress on the tendon. Avoid uphill and irregular surfaces. Swimming is a good option.
Gradually increase your activity levels. Ice the area for 20 minutes if you have activity related pain.
You may be advised to wear a shoe insert. It will place your foot in the correct position for walking and running.
- Strengthening exercises , focused on the calf muscles
Some people may benefit from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs). They may be helpful in relieving the pain and decreasing inflammation. This is not curative. It must be combined with other treatment.
If you are diagnosed with this condition, follow your doctor's instructions.