• painville painville
    June 08, 2009
    Treatment for tendonitis in the foot?
    painville painville
    June 08, 2009

    How can I ease the pain caused by tendonitis in the foot? Thanks for any advice.

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  • Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    June 16, 2009
    Karen Lee Richards
    Health Guide
    June 16, 2009

    The initial treatment recommended for foot tendonitis is called the R.I.C.E. method – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.  Ice should always be wrapped in a towel, not applied directly to the foot.  Also, don't leave the ice on your foot for more than 20 minutes at a time.  You can apply the ice several times a day, though. You can also take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, like aspirin or ibuprofen, if needed.

    If that doesn't help, you really need to see a podiatrist or an orthopaedic specialist.  The doctor may recommend special orthotics inserts for your shoes, corticosteroid injections, or in some cases, even surgery. 

    Here's a link to more info on foot tendonitis, and then some on pain management from our site:  

    Tendonitis

    Hall of Shame: Shoes That Cause Pain

    What Your Feet Say About Your Health

     

     

     

     


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