I had tendonitis of my achilles back in high school when I played tennis. It wasn't easily treated then either. It took rest, not easy to do if you want to stand up ocassionally, and LOTS of stretching. I still do the stretch that helped the most, for prevention's sake I guess. You get on the floor, one knee up, one knee down, like you're going to propose to someone. The knee that is down, relax your ankle, top of the foot on the floor. Lower yourself down, bending at your hips, then leaning over the knee that is up. Keep that heel on the floor (or close to it). The tendon on the ankle of the leg that the knee is up is where you will feel the stretch. Hope this helps, hope you can understand, never had to write it out before. Good luck!
diagnosed 11/06, solving the mystery of years of on/off abdominal pain. No more "it's just a virus". 33f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bowel resection 9/07. Tapered off entocort 1/08 and feeling the effects with fatigue, pain, D.