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Aside from the ibuprofen, some NSAIDs (non-steroids anti-inflammatory drugs) have also been found to be helpful when it comes to pain associated with tendinitis of the foot. Although people who are suffering from kidney disease, liver disease or asthma are not to take NSAIDs without consulting with a doctor. You can also try Tylenol (paracetamol) and see if it helps you.
Heat and cold- you can use an ice pack or a warm towel to help rid the swelling as well as pain in the affected area. Always remember not to apply ice directly to your skin, instead just wrap it in a towel or use an ice pack device.
Shock wave therapy/surgery
Shock wave therapy may help you when the condition is persistent most especially if you have calcific tendinitis which is a deposit of calcium around the tendon. The procedure involves passing a shock wave through the skin to break the calcium deposits. Another alternative to removing the calcium deposits is through surgery too.
Physical Therapy- a professional physical therapist will be able to massage the affected area to provide you with a significant relief; it also helps to accelerate the healing process.
You can choose to go into a program of a particular exercise which aims at strengthening and stretching the affected tendon as well as muscles. It prevents foot tendinitis from occurring again.
To begin with, it is a condition of the inflammation of a tendon which are thick cords of tissue that connects your muscles to bone. They include and peroneal tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis and posterior tibial tendinitis which are the most common causes of ankle or foot pains.
A podiatrist or a general practitioner is going to examine you through asking some questions concerning your pain and general health. Later on, he will need to perform a complete physical examination of both your feet and ankles. X-ray pictures will help to show up some calcium deposits surrounding the tendon, and this is used to confirm the diagnosis. Other imaging tests include ultrasound or the MRI which might reveal any swelling of your tendon sheath. The symptoms of tendinitis of the foot may last from a few days to several weeks or even months.
Treatment of foot tendinitis
The treatment of tendinitis of the foot is going to focus on reducing the pain as well as ensuring no further injuries occur. In most cases what you will need is a proper rest, applying an ice pack to the area which has been affected and using over-the-counter pain relievers.
You will be required to stop whatever you have been doing that resulted to the development of tendinitis in the first place. If stopping cannot be possible, then it will be best if you at least reduce the activity to help prevent any further complications. Rest helps the affected area by reducing the severity of inflammation. You can also opt to use a bandage, brace or splint so as to help yourself when you want to reduce the amount of movement on foot. When the condition is severe, then you will be required to rest in plaster.