Achilles tendinitis or tendinopathy is a potentially debilitating condition that affects about 2% of the general population (1). It may have a prevalence of 42% in more active groups.
If you are actively into dancing or sports, beware. All activities that exert a sudden pressure on the heels, especially during a jump or skip, can cause your Achilles tendon to tear. The injury can be mild to moderate and is often easy to treat. Read on to know more about Achilles tendinitis and how you can use natural remedies to reduce pain and accelerate healing.
To treat an injured Achilles tendon, your doctor may first ask you to get ample rest.
You may also be asked to :
- Take anti-inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen or Naproxen.
- Use a heel lift.
- Stretch and exercise to strengthen the affected muscle.
While stretching and using a heel lift will undoubtedly speed up the healing of the injured tendon, taking prescription painkillers to treat the pain might result in a range of side effects. Here are a few natural remedies that can help treat the pain and speed up the healing of the injured Achilles tendon.
How To Treat Achilles Tendinitis Naturally ?
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