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are good cardio exercises without using achilles tendon?

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Dr. Brent Rubin
Podiatry 41 years experience
Spinning: Spinning may help if you don"t do much standing on the bicycle. However it still does utilize some achilles tendon function.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Should I stop playing if my Achilles hurts after volleyball but usually recovers in a day?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
Not necessarIly: You can continue playing, but i would recommend working with a physical therapist to treat you while you continue to play.
A 44-year-old member asked:

My tendons have been injured for a long time, what can I do?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Depends...: Depends a lot on the type of injury and specifically are we talking about an open or closed injury? I.E did the tendon get cut or has it been strained and chronically inflamed, two very different types of injury. A lot will also depend on the location and the type of treatment up to now. Best to see a local hand surgeon for evaluation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Should I get surgery for a torn subscapularis tendon and dislocated long bicep tendon?

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Dr. Daniel McGee
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Second opinion: Generaly speaking it is worth a try of conservative management with physical therapy, however each case is unique and i would seek a second opinion from a another orthopod who can examine you and your mri. I also would consider seeing a "non-surgical orthopedic" for another take prior to deciding to operate.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Training for a trek I developed a problem with my Achilles tendon, what should I do now?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
R.I.C.E.: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care should begin with ice, rest, and a compressive wrap. Early range of motion is important when pain allows. Medications and physical therapy can be helpful as well. If pain persists, see an orthopedic specialist for further guidance.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

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Dr. David Rothwell
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Torn achilles: You will need to have it surgically repaired. No other option. The recovery is quite lengthy in most cases. The DX is easy and a MRI is needed to delineate the extent of the tear.

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