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)
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)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Nuvigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (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)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Achilles tendonosis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach pain upset stomach
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Nuvigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood delayed sleep phase syndrome 3 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feelings of deep sadness feelings of uselessness 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (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 17
40s 36
50s 36
60s 20
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 17
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

74% Female
26% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 75
Not Diagnosed 5

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