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A 17-year-old male asked:

Had an impact injury on foot. when i point my toe downwards hard, and bring it back up, my achilles tendon in the two spots on both sides hurts bad.

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Achilles pain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your leg. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by your doctor. Hope this was helpful, good luck!
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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 44 years experience
Achilles tendon : Sounds like you injured your achilles tendon. If there is even a small chance of a partial tear, you need to treat this, may need mri, need to immobilize ankle. Se your local podiatrist, don't fool around with an achilles tendon injury ( note this is advice only. You must contact your primary care physician or podiatrist for an examination).
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Last updated Apr 18, 2015


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