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what's the best thing you can do for aching achilles tendons?

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Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get examined!: Achilles' tendons that become 'inflamed'( tendinitis) often respond well to a trial of NSAIDs( ibuprofen) , rest from activities which are aggravating them, and sometimes a small lift in the shoe you are wearing that decreases the 'stress' on the tendon. Other conditions need to be 'ruled out'( 'pump bumps', bursitis , partial tears, etc.) so see your ORS or Podiatrist for evaluation. Good Luck!
Answered on Mar 5, 2015
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