Treatments for Achilles Tendinitis

Treatments for Achilles tendinitis:

  • Rest: Rest from all activities that cause pain to give your tendon time to heal.
  • Ice: Place an ice bag on the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat four to five times a day.
  • Elevate: Elevate the affected leg.
  • Anti-inflammatory medication: Oral anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, will relieve pain and reduce swelling.
  • Exercises: Stretching and strengthening exercises should help to alleviate pain and provide relief.
  • Shoe inserts: Some patients may find additional relief with the use of heel lifts or shoe inserts.

For more chronic or severe episodes, formal physical therapy and/or placement into a walking boot or case may be necessary.