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how to treat an achilles tendon injury?

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Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends: Achilles tendon "injuries" may include complete ruptures, degenerative tears, tendonosis, and tendonitis. Treatment varies significantly depending on the injury.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends : On what type of injury: strain, bruise, tear or rupture. Some injuries can be treated with rest or anti-inflammatory medications. More sever injuries require prolonged immobilization or surgery.
Answered on Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
A walking boot or heel lift are good adjucntive therapy - agree with Dr. Ettngers response.
Aug 24, 2012

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RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Rest : Rest, ice, elevate, light stretching, heel pad to elevate heel.

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