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1421 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2011 6:08 AM by michelelash RSS
RootyK Rookie 6 posts since
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Jun 23, 2011 5:54 PM

Has anyone every tried acupuncture for Achilles tendonitis?

I have been having terrible pain for months from tendonitis in my Achilles.  Recently a client suggested acupuncture.  I have made an appointment for an evaluation but want to hear from someone who has actually used this as a form of treatment.

 

Thanks in advance!!

  • susan-n-the black dog Legend 425 posts since
    Jun 11, 2009

    I have not but I am seriously considering doing it.  I've been dealing with AT for 2 years now.  Today, as I sit here and type this I am wearing a custom boot that limits the bend of the ankle and immobilizes the Achilles.  It is helping.  I do take it off to exercise as I must walk the dog and do something for me.  I understand this will lengthen my recovery time.  Right now I'm pretty darned desperate.

     

    If you do it, please let me know how it works for you.





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  • run2tri Rookie 2 posts since
    Jul 27, 2011
    have u tried KT tape or Cep compression socks? those should help. for a treatment, try astym physical therapy.
  • michelelash Amateur 10 posts since
    Aug 5, 2007

    I haven't, but that's a great idea.  I'm going to look into it, too.  Please post some follow-ups, I'd love to know how this works for you.  My husband had accupunture for back pain and it cleared it up in one treatment.

     

    I'm going to try KT tape, too:

    http://www.kttape.com/instructions/achilles-tendon-pain/

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