Treating chronic inflammation of the Achilles tendonBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.975 (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:975
- Elizabeth M Theo, supply teacher,
- Milind M Deshpande, consultant orthosurgeon,
- Herbert H Nehrlich, private practice,
- Isobel Knight, Bowen therapist,
- Hesham Elsolamy
- Hubli, India
- Bribie Island, Australia
- rheumatology and rehabilitation, Cairo, Egypt
I have chronic Achilles tendinitis. An MRI scan has shown a few small foci of cystic degeneration within the thickened tendon. I am 63 and desperate to find a specialist in this field as I have had acute intermittent pain day and night for more than a year.
I recommend you to go to a physiotherapist and undergo phonophoresis with flufenamic acid gel. You may have to continue the therapy for at least two to three …
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