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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to alleviate severe achilles tendon pain?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Eccentric : Exercises....Google them.... If the pain is too severe, warm water soaks with epsom salts or ice...Try them both and whichever works best for you continue with.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Multiple treatments: First, discontinue any optional activity causing pain (sports, running). If your symptoms are acute, then anti-inflammatories and icing can help. Aleve (naproxen) or advil are options. For those patients limping, we often use a tall walking boot with a possible heel lift. Diagnostically, an MRI or ultrasound can help determine whether a tear is present or not. Pt is helpful for most. No cortisone injections.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 14 years experience
Achilles' tendon : You may have injured your tendon which can cause by a tendinitis or a partial tear. You should be evaluated if the pain persists.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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