Achilles tendonosis

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What is Achilles tendonosis?

The Achilles tendon is fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the muscles of the lower leg: the calf muscles. Achilles tendonosis (formerly called Achilles tendonitis) is a soreness and stiffness that comes on gradually and continues to worsen until treated.

Common symptoms reported by people with Achilles tendonosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Achilles tendonosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)

Data from patients with Achilles tendonosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Achilles tendonosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea speedy feeling
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
agitation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Achilles tendonosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain upset stomach
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(5 HTP TR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Achilles tendonosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Achilles tendonosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 20
40s 30
50s 39
60s 24
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 19
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 33
Female 88

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 79
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from Achilles tendonosis patients who have completed their condition history
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