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A 36-year-old female asked:

popping and clicking in achilles with a calcaneal spur. what are chances of rupturing achilles? can i play sports and exercise?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
I would recommend : You see a doctor for an in office exam..The last thing you would want to do is allow that tendon to rupture.....
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: If it is a large spur and rubbing on the achilles tendon it could eventually help cause a rupture to the tendon. About your activity, talk to your doctor.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Yes provided: Achilles tendon is not swollen and tender. If you feel swollen, warmth, and pain you have a chance to rupture it. See specialist. At the very least, try to get orthotics to reduce strain on achilles tendon.

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