I suffered an Achilles tendinitis back in October from a running injury, and it's been nagging me ever since. After about three weeks I stopped limping but it's still tender when I touch the area in the back at the lower calf where the Achilles tendon is located.
I don't have health insurance at the moment and probably won't for the foreseeable future and I'm wondering if there is anything other than icing and rest that I can do. Are there any exercises I can do to keep it more flexible?
It doesn't really get worse, but it's not getting better, either, because of course I have to walk on it. I'm just very frustrated that it's taken so long to get over this, and I'm not exercising other than walking around doing normal day-to-day stuff. I read on-line that these injuries can be rather nagging and prolonged, and I guess I just wanted to know if anybody's been here and some suggestions.
I realize that getting a CT or x-ray or whatever is optimal, but I don't have the $$ for it right now.
Some other simple low cost measure include over the counter NSAID's and stretching.
Wearing high heeled, cowboy boots or a heel lift in your shoes will do if you are a male, will take the strain off the achilles while you are up and around.
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