How do I heal my Achilles tendon?
Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment
- Rest your leg.
- Ice it.
- Compress your leg.
- Raise (elevate) your leg.
- Take anti-inflammatory painkillers.
- Use a heel lift.
- Practice stretching and strengthening exercises as recommended by your doctor, physical therapist, or other health care provider.
When should I go to the doctor for Achilles tendon?
If you experience persistent pain around the Achilles tendon, call your doctor. Seek immediate medical attention if the pain or disability is severe. You may have a torn (ruptured) Achilles tendon.
What kind of doctor do I see for Achilles tendon?
You’ll likely first bring your symptoms to the attention of your family doctor. He or she might refer you to a doctor specializing in sports medicine or physical and rehabilitative medicine (physiatrist). If your Achilles tendon has ruptured, you may need to see an orthopedic surgeon.
Why do I wake up with stiff Achilles?
Achilles tendinitis The Achilles tendon, the band of tissues that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, can become inflamed. This can result in Achilles tendinitis, or stiffness and pain in the heel area. Symptoms may be worse in the morning because circulation to this part of the body can be limited at rest.
Should you stretch a strained Achilles?
For optimal relief, stretch your Achilles tendon regularly. You should continue to stretch even when you don’t feel stiff or sore.
Should I wrap my Achilles tendonitis?
To treat Achilles tendonitis, use RICE. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest the leg, apply ice for about 15 minutes after exercise, reduce movement of the tendon by wrapping it with an ace bandage, and raise the foot above the level of your heart to reduce swelling.
Should you sleep with your ankle wrapped?
The bandage should provide a snug compression, but not restrict blood flow. Please remove compression bandages at night while sleeping. for best results. As swelling reduces it may be necessary to adjust compression bandage.