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how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 2:31AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Can you run on it? How can you get rid of it fast .Also what should you not do?
hgfdsdfghjklumu
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 2:45AM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
You can't get rid of it fast, it's a day to day thing that takes an indefinite amount of time. Don't run too much but don't run too little.
Mr. Clif
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 10:39AM - in reply to hgfdsdfghjklumu Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I still have slight tendonitis and it's been like a 5 weeks since I noticed it. took some days easier, like half mileage, one day off, I still Ice a bunch, compression works really well too, I seriously suggest investing in some compression socks or something. Anyway, it probaly depends on the stage of the tendonitis, I caught mine fairly early, and though I do notice mine gettin tight and swollen on occasion,especially after any harder workout, no searing pain or discomfort is present. You might want to stay off hilly areas, I found that a treadmill works well for it, also, running on a XC course instead of the roads woudl be my suggestion. basically.....

Ice ALOT
Compression!
take time off if it is painful, depending on how far it has progressed, might want to cross train a couple days
Stretch them ALOT!
avoide lots of hilly areas, and back off on weight lifting legs or calves
Runner girl
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 10:50AM - in reply to Mr. Clif Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Try Helichrysium essential oil. It's very expensive. But it works wonders. I had foot tendonitis and it healed it within 3-5 days.

You can find it on Anandas essential oils. Research it first and look at the reviews. Hope I helped! :D
Precious Roy
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 12:37PM - in reply to Runner girl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Graston technique helped me a lot. I was able to keep running a fair amount while I was getting treated. Took about 8 weeks to get back to normal. But I was able to catch it very, very early. i also was able to hammer it pretty hard on the elliptical machine. I think my achilles benefitted from the increased blood flow and wasn't so bad that the light rocking motion did any harm.

Everyone is different and there are lots of different ways to screw up your achilles and different degrees of injury. Best rule is to not be a hero and to err on the side of resting it if it gets sore or painful either during or after a run or is very tight in the am. You do need to run on a bad achilles to get better, but the trick is to do just enough.
Anthony Robbins Junior
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 1:34PM - in reply to Precious Roy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've had it for two years. It doesn't go away. You're going to live with this for the rest of your life.

Stop running and try a new sport - my advice.
NJ Possible
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 8:09PM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I was struggling through this the past 6-7 months. I think I'm passed it now. I took two months completely off and have tried to strengthen it by running frequent, shorter, slower-pace runs the past 2 months, and I'm now going on long road runs without any soreness or strain.
The Saint
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 8:13PM - in reply to NJ Possible Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I've gotten it a few times. From my experience it usually takes 2-8 weeks to heal. I was able to continue running on all-weather tracks with little to no pain, but I backed off on the mileage significantly.
laxmack117
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 8:15PM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I have personally found that it takes 3-6 weeks to get to the point where I can be running on it everyday again. However it always seems to be a nagging injury and will come and go for the next 6 months. My best advise to you is, for the next week stay off it as much as possibly, take advil, and ice it for 20 minutes a couple times a day. Once it starts feeling better spend your time in the gym and slowly start running again.
supdog
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 9:54PM - in reply to Mr. Clif Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Mr. Clif wrote:

I still have slight tendonitis and it's been like a 5 weeks since I noticed it. took some days easier, like half mileage, one day off, I still Ice a bunch, compression works really well too, I seriously suggest investing in some compression socks or something. Anyway, it probaly depends on the stage of the tendonitis, I caught mine fairly early, and though I do notice mine gettin tight and swollen on occasion,especially after any harder workout, no searing pain or discomfort is present. You might want to stay off hilly areas, I found that a treadmill works well for it, also, running on a XC course instead of the roads woudl be my suggestion. basically.....

Ice ALOT
Compression!
take time off if it is painful, depending on how far it has progressed, might want to cross train a couple days
Stretch them ALOT!
avoide lots of hilly areas, and back off on weight lifting legs or calves


when would you say is the best time to use compression for it? during or after a run? to bed at night?
Pessimist
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/18/2011 9:58PM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
never
I.N.
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 10:41AM - in reply to supdog Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

supdog wrote:


Mr. Clif wrote:

I still have slight tendonitis and it's been like a 5 weeks since I noticed it. took some days easier, like half mileage, one day off, I still Ice a bunch, compression works really well too, I seriously suggest investing in some compression socks or something. Anyway, it probaly depends on the stage of the tendonitis, I caught mine fairly early, and though I do notice mine gettin tight and swollen on occasion,especially after any harder workout, no searing pain or discomfort is present. You might want to stay off hilly areas, I found that a treadmill works well for it, also, running on a XC course instead of the roads woudl be my suggestion. basically.....

Ice ALOT
Compression!
take time off if it is painful, depending on how far it has progressed, might want to cross train a couple days
Stretch them ALOT!
avoide lots of hilly areas, and back off on weight lifting legs or calves


when would you say is the best time to use compression for it? during or after a run? to bed at night?


well, by wearing compression socks during my harder runs or otherwise, I find that its alot less swollen and tight afterword, then I would suggest "recovery" socks afterword, there are compression things you can buy that have a place for an ice pack afterwords http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-RRAW.html
something like that is ideal as well ^^^^
xcrun6
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 4:44PM - in reply to I.N. Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What would you say is a good recovery compression sock? And a compression sock for running in? From running warehouse.
HC
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 5:25PM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Been almost 2 years and I'm only about 80% back.
finally over
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 8:44PM - in reply to HC Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I had chronic achilles tendonitis, sometimes worse, sometimes a little better, for about 4 years despite taking layoffs as long as a month, trying anti-inflammatories, icing, etc. Finally, I happened to get a foot injury that stopped me totally from running for 4 months. When I started back up again the achilles problems had cleared up, and I have had no further problems for almost 5 years now.
ggilder
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 8:55PM - in reply to finally over Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It used to take around six weeks without running. But a local orthopedist runner recommended a "night splint", which has allowed me to continue running without significant pain. The splint costs 35 bucks, is easy to use, attaches with velcro, and prevents the tendon from tightening up at night. It has made all the difference for me after 55 years of running with achilles problems nearly every year.
organic crunchy peanut butter
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 8:56PM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For me, about 3-4 months the first time I had it and 5-6 the second time (the injuries were four years apart). I didn't try to keep running on it either time, just rode my bike a lot. Foot and heel injuries can be slow, bloodflow issues I guess. I think calf raises on stairs are very helpful with strengthening and in turn future prevention - when you are ready to do them (i.e. when they don't cause pain).
The Rent is Too Damn High!
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/19/2011 10:53PM - in reply to organic crunchy peanut butter Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For all of you who missed several months with achilles tendonitis, did you try running through it for a really long time until you couldn't move without severe pain? I've had this injury in both tendons, probably 5 times total, and the recovery all depends on how stupid I am when I first get it, and how much time I take off before I try to come back. For me it's been anywhere from one week to 6 months, 6 months being the first time I got it. I ran a lot on it and raced on it that time, and it was trashed for a long time. Other times, I've taken a week off right after it starts to hurt and I'll be fine. You have to make sure to not try to come back too soon. Once week off is better than several months. Also, avoid snow and ice like the plague. It's a lot harder to come back from this injury when it's cold and icy out, so I'd use extra caution (rest days) if that's the case.

I know I sound like Captain Hindsight here, but be smart next time you have achilles pain. Cut your run short as soon as you get it. Then take some days off.
Mr. Clif
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/20/2011 10:42AM - in reply to xcrun6 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

xcrun6 wrote:

What would you say is a good recovery compression sock? And a compression sock for running in? From running warehouse.


The Saucony AMP Pro compression is great, I have some
http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-SAP2CS.html

these are great too
http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-CEPMCS.html

you'll be safe with pretty much any name brand compression apparel, but I'd reccomend those two above, plus maybe a Zoot or Sugoi sock

http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpage-SRARKN.html
well.
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal. 1/20/2011 12:41PM - in reply to usa love it Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
One word: sclerotherapy. It helped me get rid of chronic tendonitis.
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