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Home Remedies For Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendon

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What Is It?

Achilles Tendonitis is the injury of the Achillies Tendon that attaches your calf muscle at the back of your lower leg to your heel.



  1. Excessive use.
  2. Sudden increase of physical activity without warming up (stretching).
  3. Running on hard surfaces and lots of jumping.
  4. Not wearing shoes with proper heals and/or arch support.


  1. Pain at back of your heel or above heel, and pain at back of leg.  Pain reveals itself more when moving; such as walking or running.


Below are a list of home remedies for Achillies Tendonitis, but know that serious cases require doctor inspection and even surgery.


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Top home remedies for Achilles Tendonitis

  1. Cold Compress.

    This means using using something cold to apply to the tendon area.  This does NOT mean applying ice directly to the skin, as that can harm the skin.  You can put ice cubes or crushed ice in a thin seal-able plastic bag and wrap it with either paper towels or a thin towel, and put the whole thing on damaged tendon area.  This will help reduce (numb) the pain and reduce the swelling.  You can leave it on the leg for about 10 minute and remove it at that time.  Not recommended to leave a very cold compress of this kind on a body surface for too long.  Very lengthy exposure can have negative effects.

  2. Warm Wraps and Elastic Bandages.

    Decreases swelling and pain and improves healing. When using such wraps do NOT wrap the leg too tightly.  Wrap enough give warmth, and strength to reduce physical stress on the tendon.
  3. Massage.

    Relaxes muscles, reduces swelling, and reduces stiffness.
  4. Vitamin E.

    Vitamin E can be both rubbed on the surface of the effected area and consumed for effects.  Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps relieve inflammation and pain.  It improves circulation and thus reduces swelling. It improves healing due to improved circulation.
  5. Acupuncture.

    Depending on the kind of acupuncture you get, it can have the effects of improved blood flow, and/or pain reduction or numbness.
  6. Castor Oil.

    Anti-inflammatory compound.


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  • Guest - High Heel Alice

    The cold compress really works. Less than 10 minutes did the job. Just wrapping it at normal room temperature gave support.

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