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Hi my ankle / achilles' tendon hurts and i'm scared to walk unless i hurt it further it feels pretty mild as far as i know, how long will it heal in?

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Dr. Gregory Rouw
Podiatry 31 years experience
Slow healing: The Achilles tendon can be difficult to heal as it has a relatively poor natural vascular supply. Initial treatment is rest, ice, gentle stretching. If it worsens or does not starting improving after a week or two, you should have it checked to avoid chronic pain or even rupture.
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