I have achilles tendonitis on my right foot, duration of about 5 weeks, treated with vioxx, and full walking boot. my job requires me to be on my feet for at least 9 hours/ day. (cafeteria cashier/ food handler) I am still unable to walk without the boot on. several questions.
1. my orthopedic surgeon wants to do a steroid injection into the bursa in my heel and everything that I am reading says whatever you do never get an injection anywhere near the achilles tendon because it can make achilles tendon rupture more likely. what is your opinion, reasoning ?
2.what is my likely prognosis, how long will I have to wear the boot?
3. am I doing more damage by working on my feet, should I just take the time off from work and get better or will it take about the same time to hear whether I am on my feet (with boot on) or staying at home doing nothing (off feet). my doctor believes that the tendonitis is probably related to my job since I recently drastically increased my hours at work but did not make any other lifestyle changes.
anymore advice, suggestions?
thank you Heidi A