Diagnosed Achilles Tendinosis, steroids and running around caused more pain

by Nancy

My doctor took x-rays of my right foot and diagnosed achilles tendinosis. Prescribed a 6-day steroid regimen with an anti-inflammatory and gave me stretching exercises.

Was running around like a bunny with the steroids. Felt great.

Finished the steroids and finished the anti-inflammatory medication and pain is worse than before.



Joshua Answers:

Hello Nancy.

NO NO NO NO! No running around like a bunny!

Lack of pain does not equal lack of problem!

If you have tendon damage that shows up on Xray, I'm guessing that's halfway significant. Tendon doesn't show up very well if at all on xray, so I'm curious what exactly your tendon looks like.

Let's say you had some damage.....you just went running around like a bunny on top of all that damage!

Bad bunny!

Corticosteroids aren't a cure. They're a pain killer.

So you basically blocked your body from telling your brain that you were in pain.

Not so good. Especially if you got so active because it didn't hurt that you actually caused MORE damage.

Hopefully you just irritated the dynamic such that it HURTS more but isn't actually more hurt/damaged.

All my suggestions are on Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook.

My questions
for you:

1. What did the xray look like/show? A big rip tear? A little one? Just a built up blob of whiteness?

2. Describe your general level of activity. Sports?

3. Age.

4. Overall health.

5. History of pain or injury?

6. How long has this Achilles pain been bothering your, before the xray?

7. Just one leg with pain?

8. Anything else interesting?

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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