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what is preventing my achilles tendon injury from healing?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: It could be many things but the most common is that you are not giving it enough rest.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Some studies have: Shown that if there was a gap remaining when a foot was positioned in the boot if treated non-operatively that there may be slower rate of healing or recurrent issue. This may be a criteria ofr opreative vs non operative treatment, if operative treatment then infection while not common but can be a factor to delay completion of treatment. All things being equal both methods of treatment can work.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Depends: It depends on the extent of the injury. The tendon has a delicate blood supply. Smoking can slow healing by reducing blood flow to the injured site. If completely torn it will take a long time to heal if treated conservatively. Surgical repair will allow tendon to heal faster with quicker rehab.

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