U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old female asked:

Ive had pain in the area of my achilles tendon for a month, it makes it difficult to exercise and even painful to walk. can a podiatrist help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
Yes: Achilles’ tendon strain should be worked up to avoid rupture at your age. Simple stretching, shoe lift or other preventative tx as well as topical or injection tx will provide immediate and lasting benefit.

Related questions

A 38-year-old member asked:
Can someone with shortened Achilles tendons to walk around barefoot?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 35-year-old member asked:
Is there a chance I could be unable to walk from degenerated Achilles tendons?
2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
Should i be worried if my Achilles tendon is making a popping noise whenever i walk? How can I fix it?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Last updated Nov 21, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.