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Anyone have achilles tendon pain?

Diagnosed with PsA 3 months ago. 19 years old. Been in pain for 3 years.

The worst spot for the last 6 months had been in my achilles tendons. I am on month 2 of simponi biologic. It’s not supposed to work until the 4-6 month mark. My achilles and heel are purple and I haven’t stretched my calf or achilles in 6 months because of fear of rupture. I don’t know how to approach the achilles tendons because they’re so inflamed and I am scared out of my mind they will rupture.

Does anyone have any advice or suggestions?

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  • ayers
    2 months ago

    Hi I literally feel your pain. This too affects me. It took 3 years to obtain a diagnosis of PSA. I was advised to write the A, B, C’s with my feet before I get out of bed in the morning. I was also told to pick marbles up with my toes.
    I’ve been reading and researching all I can and I read to use paraffin wax baths for hands/feet. I’ve just started this, to soon to tell if it helps.
    Desperate to feel better. I was always active and PSA has really knocked me for a loop.

  • akennedy
    4 months ago

    Yes that’s where I’m having most of my enthesitis too. Both feet have every tendon swollen! I don’t have any answers or suggestions for you tho. I just rest them as much as possible. Dr put me on restrictions of activities of daily living only.

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