How Long Does It Take for Tendonitis to Heal?

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
May 23, 2009 12:55am CST
I think that I got tendonitis from running. At first I thought that I had somehow sprained my ankle because of where the swelling is. But then I was reading about tendonitis and realized that that's much more likely. Especially since the shoes I was wearing don't allow the ankle to roll and so it would be difficult to sprain the ankle in them. I normally wear tennis shoes which have about a one inch heel to them or office shoes which have over a 2 inch heel. My running shoes have probably a 2mm heel. So it is very low to the ground, almost like being barefoot. Apparently such a drastic change isn't really good. I thought that it would be okay because I walk around barefoot so much, but maybe my tendon just wasn't stretched out enough before. I can hardly wait to go running again but my feet are barely allowing me to walk, especially the left one. How long does this take to heal? Anything I can do to speed up the healing process?
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@ElicBxn (58153)
• United States
23 May 09
take anti-inflamities, about the only thing besides that is rest
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Thanks! It is finally starting to feel better. I am hoping I can join the running club in a couple weeks, but that is probably too soon I'm guessing. I already mostly lost my motivation to exercise anyway though, lol.
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• United States
23 May 09
I hope you will feel better real soon.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
27 May 09
Thanks. It feels like I've been hurt forever, and then I realize from this discussion it is still less than a week. But it does feel a bit better. I can walk (err, limp) and if I wear shoes with a higher heel I really don't feel that much pain. The bad thing is though, right now I have so much motivation to exercise. But I know by the time I am better it will be hard to keep that motivation.
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