A 51-year-old member asked:
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how long does. it take for an achilles tendon. to start feeling better?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on severity: Achilles tendon problems are notorious for slow healing. This tendon gets relatively poor blood supply compared to other soft tissue structures. Healing is dependent on many factors: severity of injury, age of patient, ability to rest from aggravating activities and success of various treatment measures. Some may overcome tendonitis in 2 weeks while it may take others up to a year.
Answered on Apr 1, 2013
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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To heal from what?: Was there surgery? Is there tendonitis? It all depends on what happened to mr. Achilles.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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6 months: If it is torn then it can take up to 6 months depending on the treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
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Depends: It depends on the type of injury. Achilles injuries are very susceptible to not want to heal if progressed sooner than necessary. A strain may take ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
3 to 6 months: Achilles tendons take about 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab. Return to competitive sports is usually six months minimum.
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