achilles tendonitis

I have two separate problems, same foot...

Two months or so ago I injured my big toe on my right foot I jammed it, or bent it, and it was swollen/bruised for a couple of weeks, after that it hurt in the metatarsal area, sometimes a shooting type of pain in the bone / joint under the big toe /ball of the foot. This injury is incidental, and not the major concern, but lingering.

THEN - at youth group a month ago I injured (same foot) the achilles tendon playing tag. It became swollen (no POP was heard, so not torn, etc. just pulled, or overused) - and hurt to point the toe downward. I iced it, put it up when I could, etc.
I tried an ankle support, but the cutout for the heel hit right on the achilles and irritated more than supported it. Over time it appeared to get better but never painfree -

THEN I began a walking program on the treadmill (no incline) and now it is KILLING ME!

it's achilles tendonitis. I went online and discovered that for myself...

Do you have any advice for some self care tips that would improve it. (I'll sign a waiver not to sue you!)

What I think I need is an achilles support brace, that keeps it immobile - limiting up/down movement. I have seen them online but where can I buy one like TODAY? I'm in Frisco and I see you're in McKinney.

I am in a bit of pain,especially going up stairs, or walking, and can't take motrin or an anti-inflammatory due to my chronic inflammatory bowel disease (it brings on a flare) but I could take prednisone for a couple of days to help that area. (

Anyway, any thoughts? How about ice, rest, heat, continuing to walk, or not...?

Any advice you could give would be a great help Thanks in advance! kathy

Posted By Kathy on January 04, 2005 at 15:03:36:

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