A 41-year-old male asked:
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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
13 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Jul 5, 2013
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Don't believe so: Plantarflexion would not strain the Achilles, it may cause contraction but don't believe would cause any injury in a static position.
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