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A 23-year-old female asked:

I injured my right achilles' tendon last week while exercising, and now i can't walk and the tendon is swollen. any suggestions?

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Dr. Robert Duggan
Podiatry 37 years experience
Achilles : You want to have the tendon examined for rupture. There are three comon areas the tendon can tear and the most commom site is about 5 cm up from the heel bone. Stay off the area and ice 15 min on 15 min off till you can get seen....

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Last updated Apr 7, 2014

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