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03/26/2010 09:42 PM

Achilles Tendon

Lazy1
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Hello all, sorry it's been a while since I've posted. I've been having bad pain in my achilles tendon. Any advice or suggestions? Thanks.
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03/26/2010 09:59 PM
bittersweetlife

Hello. Sorry you are in so much pain. It has been a awful week for me in that department too. The only thing I can suggest is to try some GENTLE stretching. I have had that pain also. My rheumy suggested the stretching. It did help. Also, if you have any muscle relaxers. Try taking them for a few days if they are not part of your daily meds. Also, low heat applied.

Hope you pain ends quickly!!


03/27/2010 07:37 AM
Lynnette1212
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I had that for awhile too. I tried everything. Sorry you're hurting. It feels like its going to rip off the bone, huh? Fibro just seems to attack one muscle area at a time.

03/27/2010 07:44 AM
MissStacey
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Sorry you are hurting. Sweets suggestions are perfect, I don't have much else to add. Have you tried soaking? I would even consider soaking in or applying ice. There are also massaging gels my friend used to use but I don't know the name. I am sure you could look something up online. Good luck!

03/27/2010 08:53 AM
broken
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another thing you can due is put a tennis ball under your foot and roll it back and forth, only due slight streches not to where you feel pain... heat and ice rotated every fifteen min. if you can stand ice.. so sorry hope you feel better

03/27/2010 11:04 AM
Auntie3285
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OOooh, ouch, Lazy1 ~~~ Sorry you are in pain !!

Heat is good but I believe the gentle stretching is the best remedy .

Feel better soon ~~~ Smile

Marilyn


03/27/2010 11:20 AM
naddya819
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Biofreeze is good to use if you can get it, but IcyHot or anything else. For tendons, generally massage them upward rather than downward; in your case up from the foot toward the knee. Stand on the foot, and slowly lean forward, stretching the tendon a bit. Or, sit down and put both feet out straight in front of you, loop a belt around your toes, and pull gently toward you. Rotate ice for 15 minutes and heat for 15 minutes with 10 minutes in between, or use hot/cold water therapy: run cold water over it for 5 minutes then switch to hot (not burning hot mind you). Hope this helps! In dire need a rice sock can be used too.

03/27/2010 07:38 PM
Lazy1
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Thanks for all of the wonderful suggestions and responses. Unfortunately, I cannot use ice. I had thought about doing stretches but was afraid of making it worse. It's nice to have the support from you all. Thanks again.

03/27/2010 08:08 PM
missconstance
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If you can stand cool water, you can alternate warm and cool soaks. The temperature changes will help the tissues clean out waste products that can be contributing to your pain. You can get Biofreeze here: http://www.massagewarehouse.com/ category~CAT~104203311~MENU~104203311~sort~INVENTORY.SOLD% 20DESC%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20% 20~page~1~vendor~~searchstr~.asp

03/27/2010 08:10 PM
missconstance
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That page also has Prossage Heat, Tiger Balm, and arnica. All good stuff for fibromites to have around Smile
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