Natural Remedies To Treat Achilles Tendon Pain Without Resorting To Surgery

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Achilles tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone, and helps you a lot to jump, walk, run and stand on the tops of your feet.

This tendon starts to hurt when continuous and intense physical activity is done, and it’s also known as Achilles tendon or tendinitis.

The great thing is that some simple home treatments can help you get rid of Achilles tendonitis pain. However, if this pain persists, you should see a doctor, because the tendon may tear and your situation may worsen.

Ice Pack

Topical application of an ice pack numbs the affected area. It also reduces pain and inflammation.

Place an ice pack on the affected area. Leave it on for a minute or two and then take it off. Repeat this 2 to 3 times.

Castor Oil

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid that helps alleviate inflammation, pain, and swelling.

Take a tablespoon of castor oil and apply it to the affected area.

Leave it on for about 20 minutes.

You can also place a hot compress on it to increase its efficiency as a pack.

Turmeric

Curcumin possesses healing properties that can help in speeding up the healing of the ruptured tendon.

Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of hot milk.

Mix well and drink daily.

Rest

One of the first things that your doctor will ask you to do to deal with an Achilles tendon injury is to rest the affected tendon for a few weeks until the symptoms subside. Resting allows the affected tendon to heal faster.

Massage

Massaging the affected tendon and stretching it helps it heal faster.

RICE method

Rest: Don’t put pressure or weight on your tendon for one to two days until you can walk on the tendon without pain. The tendon usually heals faster if no additional strain is placed on it during this time.

Ice: Put ice in a bag, wrap the bag in cloth, and place the wrapped bag of ice against your skin. Hold the bag on your tendon for 15 to 20 minutes, then take the bag off to let the tendon warm up again. The ice usually makes inflammation or swelling go down faster.

Compression: Wrap a bandage or athletic tape around your tendon to compress the injury. You can also tie an article of clothing around this area.

Elevation: Raise your foot above the level of your chest. Because your foot is higher than your heart, blood returns to the heart and keeps the swelling down. This is easiest to do by lying down and putting your foot on a pillow or other raised surface.

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