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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have pain in my achilles tendon when i start running on the treadmill only. on the left leg mostly.what should i do?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 45 years experience
Slow down: slow down and rest. do not go back to exercise until pain is gone. when you go back to exercise,make sure that you stretch well. you could end up rupturing your Achilles. that is a big deal required surgery.
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