Tendinosis Treatment

Tendinosis is sometimes called chronic tendon injury, chronic tendinopathy, or chronic tendinitis, is just a damage to a tendon caused by micro tears that can easily be healed by the RICE method and patience.


The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) can be followed to help control your symptoms. Resting is a good idea as this will prevent further irritation in the heel area and help to lessen symptoms. Ice should be used along with Compression to relieve the pain and any swelling you may be experiencing. Elevating your foot above your heart will work to alleviate the internal inflammation, deep down in the soft tissue.


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) can help relieve your pain and inflammation. It should be noted, however, that painkillers should be limited to times when you’re off your feet. since painkillers block the pain signal, they make you unaware of any further damage you may be doing during physical activity, which is why taking them when you’re being active should be avoided.

Proper Footwear

Wearing the right shoes can make a huge difference to your feet. Make sure your shoes provide proper support for the heel and ball of your foot, as these are the two areas that balance your weight. Don’t wear shoes that are too tight, too loose, or worn out. Avoid wearing high heels.

Weight Loss

If you are overweight, this could be causing unneeded stress on the heel of your foot, which may have resulted in your Heel Spur. Losing weight will help relieve some of the strain on your heel, and may help clear up your symptoms.


Exercises designed to stretch and strengthen the foot and lower leg can help relieve your symptoms.


Taping the heel can help to provide stability, support and protection. Tape also applies light compression when applied.


Surgery to remove the Heel Spur should only be considered as a last resort if there has been no success with conservative treatment methods.