A 37-year-old female asked:
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recovering insertional achilles tendonitis. on meds, pt 6 weeks. heel still hurts in shoes. when can i walk uphill again without causing more damage?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Achilles: In my experience this situation may last months. If you're still having significant heel pain I have recommend walking up severe inclines backwards and slowly whenever possible. This avoids excess stretching of the Achilles tendon. Other than that I would defer to an orthopedic specialist or a podiatrist for more treatment advice. Proper footwear is crucial.
Answered on Sep 8, 2018
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