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Tendinitis of the Foot (part 2)

Pain relievers

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.

 

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