You can use medicine to relieve pain from
Achilles tendinopathy or an
Achilles tendon rupture. The medicine may be prescription or
nonprescription. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are also often used to treat pain. But most tendon problems don't
involve inflammation, so NSAIDs usually aren't needed. These drugs include
ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) and naproxen (such as Aleve).
injections, which sometimes are injected around tendons or into joints to
reduce pain and
inflammation, aren't used to treat Achilles
tendinopathy. They may increase the risk of a tendon rupture.