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Old 08-10-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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insertional achillese tendonitis

About a week ago, sandal staps started to irritate the back of my foot. I switched to my sneakers and found that they also were hurting the back of my NON SURGICAL foot. When I probed my foot, there was a VERY painful area on the calcaneus...close to the back of the foot. I went to a podiatrist yesterday and he dx me with insertional achillese tendonitis due to an extremely tight achillese tendon. I am now in a soft cast for one week to quiet things down. Once things settle down, I will got to pt to stretch the achillese tendon. The doctor things that a tight achillese tendon contributed to my other foot collapsing last year.

Has anyone had this condition. What was your treatment, outcome?

 
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Re: insertional achillese tendonitis

Hi roxygirl,
I have had Achilles tendonitis in the past due to my high arched feet and running. One thing that helped tremendously-though you probably know this already-was having the heel always elevated (I never wear flat shoes or sandals). Also-stretch with caution, as stretching can aggravate a sore Achilles. Apparently, eccentric calf raises are extremely beneficial, both as a treatment once things have calmed down a bit and preventitivly.

 
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Re: insertional achillese tendonitis

Roxy: A tight achielles also greatly contributed to my arch collapse last year. Hopefully it is caught early enough that pt will help prevent a repeat surgery for you.

 
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Re: insertional achillese tendonitis

So far, the arch is still normal so hopefully it is not too late to prevent this foot from collapsing. I kind of bothers me that I dealt with plantar fasciosis for two years with a tight achillese tendon before I developed ptt. Once diagnosed with ptt...the podiatrist I had been seeing never addressed the achillese tendon. If the tendon had been addressed a few years ago, I may have been able to avoid needing surgery!!!!!

 
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