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A 49-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have pain in the back of my heel near the end of the achilles tendon?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
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Dr. Doug Mason
Dr. Doug Mason commented
Podiatry 35 years experience
these injuries take the longest time to heal because the achilles tendon is the strongest muscle below the knee. It is used in all aspects of staying upright. If you have been struggling with this for more than a few weeks, need to see a Podiatrist for further evaluation. May need splinting, NSAIDS, and even physical therapy.
Oct 4, 2014

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
The Achilles' tendon: Itself could be inflamed or degenerated, there may be calcification in the tendon, you can have an inflamed burase, a posterior heel spur or a haglund's deformity which is a protrusion of bone at the superior posterior aspect of the heel bone.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2014

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