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A 18-year-old female asked:

I think i may have over stretched my achilles tendon because i havent danced for months & my ankle hurts to flex. what can i do to help it?

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Dr. Michael Genkin
Podiatry 13 years experience
Evaluation, PT: Sounds you might have an Achilles tendinitis but I would definitely follow up with your doctor to rule out any tearing of the tendon. At this point I suggest you rest, ice, take over the counter anti inflammatory medication. Physical therapy is definitely in order.
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