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Alternative Treatments for Achilles tendinitis

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Achilles tendinitis:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Achilles tendinitis may include:

  • Acupressure
  • Ice compress and massage
  • Rest
  • Heat after initial ice treatment
  • Boswellia-by mouth
  • Rhus toxicodendron-by mouth
  • Bryonia-by mouth
  • Ruta-by mouth
  • Arnica-by mouth
  • Arnica cream
  • Tiger Balm
  • Warm ginger compress
  • Vinegar soak
  • Ginger-by mouth
  • Bromelain-by mouth
  • Turmeric-by mouth
  • Black cherry juice
  • Grape seed extract
  • Pine bark extract
  • Manganese
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Wrap the tendon with elastic bandage
  • Wear a supportive brace
  • Oral pain relievers
  • Strength training
  • Wrap the tendon with heating pad set on low
  • Alternate exercise routines
  • Wear heeled shoes to raise the heel off the ground
  • Liniment
  • Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory herbal remedy
  • Turmeric and sandalwood paste
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin or ibuprofen)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Acupuncture
  • Chinese medicine
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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