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why does my achilles tendon hurt when i walk

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. E. Regina Widman
46 years experience 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience 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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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: The first line of treatment is usually rest, ice, compression and elevation. In addition the achilles tends to tighten up at night when you foot is s ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Stop running!: You have injured your achilles, and it is crying for rest and rehab.You will only make matters worse by not resting it. I suggest an immediate orthop ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gregory Rouw
30 years experience Podiatry
Slow healing: The Achilles tendon can be difficult to heal as it has a relatively poor natural vascular supply. Initial treatment is rest, ice, gentle stretching. I ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaspal Singh
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
25 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience 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

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