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can you walk with a torn achilles tendon

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
45 years experience in Family Medicine
See orthopedic MD: I would recommend that you consult with an Orthopedic surgeon for this ongoing problem. It is possible that you injured it in the past and are dealin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Pain is your: Body's way of telling you to "shut down" or risk further injury. I would recommend you rest it. Ice it. Try using a heel lift...
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience in Podiatry
Stretch!: Make sure you do your warm-up and cool down stretches consistently. Check your shoes and make sure they are not wore out. Adding an arch support or ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rice: Classic first line treatment is rest, ice, compression and elevation. For most tendon problems it is also good to try deep massage and stretches. It ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaspal Singh
14 years experience in Pain Management
Inflammation: If you havent taken any anitbiotics recently or sustained any trauma, this is probably just inflammation of the tendon. Often achilles pain and plant ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience in Podiatry
When you're ready.: Unfortunately there's no easy answer. Soft tissue typically takes 4-6 weeks to heal, but the achilles is the strongest tendon in your body, and the bu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
24 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Most likely it's not the achilles but the ankle joint and it is perfectly normal as long as the popping is not associated with a sharp pain. If the t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
You may have : An equinis deformity or contracted steer muscle group whether it be the Achilles' tendon or gastrocnemius muscle. I'm not sure if you wear high heels ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: However a partial future should be rested with an immobilizer boot to limit plantar flexion (pushing down with foot) as this action puts added stress ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not: An Achilles tear is usually not compatible with walking normally. Depending on the mechanic cause of the tear, the Achilles trauma can be associated ... Read More
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