MRI scan—to view areas of interior damage to the tendon
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.
To decrease your chances of getting achilles tendonitis:
Take the time to warm-up and cool-down properly.
Wear appropriate footwear for your sport.
Do not use shoes beyond the recommended duration. This will depend on:
How frequently you exercise
The surface on which you exercise
The conditions in which you exercise
Gradually add hill work, stairs, speed, and distance to your routine.
Stretch and strengthen the calf muscles regularly.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a