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Tendonitis

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  • Posted By: children11
  • February 4, 2010
  • 03:12 AM

Can someone please help me? I am in so much pain. I went to my doctor because I had pain in both my ankles. It was swollen and very painful. She told me to take 3 advils 3 times a day. It helped alittle but then it got worst.

A few days later, I went to the ER. He confirmed it was tendonitis. He gave me a steroid (Prednisone). He told me to take 3 pills all at once. Each pill was 20mg. I took that the next morning. He also gave me pain pills.

I had tendonitis in my arm, wrist, hips and now my ankles. I've been putting ice packs on it and I use the foot massage with warm water.

When I had tendonitis in my wrist, I had it for 2 years. Finally I went to an orthopedic surgeon who gave me a cortizone shot for instant relief.

The ER doctor told me it can take 2 weeks to heal. How can it heal at all when I walk on my feet?

It's so painful that I walk on my hands and knees around the house.

Today, my ankles don't hurt as much ( I took a few days off of work and haven't walked much on my feet). Now my heals hurt when I walk on them. My girlfriend told me it sounds like I might have "plantar Fasciitis". She said she had it and it took a long time to heal.

Does anyone know anything about Plantar Fasciitis? How long does it take to heal? I can't afford to take a lot of time off a work. I read there's shoes or boots that will help heal it. Will wearing these shoes help stop the pain?

Any information will be appreciated.

Thank Youi

Bernice

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  • Although it sounds like you might have that, but the thing is if it is your heel your achilles tendon reaches from there to about mid calf, so you most likely have achilles tendonitis, what can't really ever be healed it will occur off and on, cortisone shots help with that pain, but truthfully it can heal within 2 weeks if you keep off of it but if you don't it can take awhile or be a problem for you for the rest of your life.
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  • Can someone please help me? I am in so much pain. I went to my doctor because I had pain in both my ankles. It was swollen and very painful. She told me to take 3 advils 3 times a day. It helped alittle but then it got worst. A few days later, I went to the ER. He confirmed it was tendonitis. He gave me a steroid (Prednisone). He told me to take 3 pills all at once. Each pill was 20mg. I took that the next morning. He also gave me pain pills. I had tendonitis in my arm, wrist, hips and now my ankles. I've been putting ice packs on it and I use the foot massage with warm water. When I had tendonitis in my wrist, I had it for 2 years. Finally I went to an orthopedic surgeon who gave me a cortizone shot for instant relief. The ER doctor told me it can take 2 weeks to heal. How can it heal at all when I walk on my feet? It's so painful that I walk on my hands and knees around the house. Today, my ankles don't hurt as much ( I took a few days off of work and haven't walked much on my feet). Now my heals hurt when I walk on them. My girlfriend told me it sounds like I might have "plantar Fasciitis". She said she had it and it took a long time to heal. Does anyone know anything about Plantar Fasciitis? How long does it take to heal? I can't afford to take a lot of time off a work. I read there's shoes or boots that will help heal it. Will wearing these shoes help stop the pain? Any information will be appreciated. Thank Youi Bernice I would recommend seeing a physiotherapist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of conditions such as plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis. In the mean time you may be interested in checking out the above links for detailed information. Hope that helps and good luck, PhysioAdvisorwww.PhysioAdvisor.com.au
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