- Rest: Stop physical activity to avoid further damaging the tendons in your foot.
- Ice: Put an ice pack or cold compress on your foot for up to 20 minutes at a time.
- Compression: Reduce swelling by applying a compression bandage or wrap around the injured tendon.
How long does it take for tendonitis to heal on top of foot?
Foot tendinitis heals (usually) within 2-4 weeks. If the tendinitis is chronic, it may take longer. Especially if the condition isn’t given proper rest, the healing can take up to a couple of months.
What causes tendonitis on top of foot?
Extensor tendonitis: This is caused by overuse or tight-fitting shoes. The tendons that run along the top of the foot and pull the foot upwards become inflamed and painful.
Should I stretch my foot if I have tendonitis?
Does Stretching Help Tendonitis? Quick answer, stretching certainly can help decrease the resting tension of the inflamed or degenerative tendon. It is important to note that you need to make sure that your injury is indeed tendonitis. Stretching is not indicated for tendon tears or ruptures.