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A 34-year-old male asked:

After a high ankle sprain 6 weeks ago, i am still experiencing discomfort at my achilles' tendon and heel when i plantar flex my foot. why is this?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Achilles pain: Sorry about your sprain. Your achilles tendon is a nearby structure and during your sprain, you may have also damaged your nearby structures or the swelling from the sprain can cause pain around the area. Also, sometimes posterior ankle impingement at the joint cause pain when plantarflexing. Best of luck.
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Jun 24, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
High ankle: Sprain is different than a regular sprain and usually take the syndesmosis tissue longer to heal between tibia and fibula.

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