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My achilles heel is very sore after resting it for two weeks, how can i fix it and get back to traing?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Achilles tendonitis: Inflamed Achilles tendons take a long time and careful work to heal. The best things you can do to promote healing are: 1) stretching exercises (plant feet 2-3' from wall and lean forward to the wall to stretch heel cords; 2) get an extensor ankle spling (lightweight boot) [eg., see http://www.Nightsplints.Com/night_splints.Php]. These keep your tendons stretched out at night and really help.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See a doctor: If you have tried home treatment it's time to see a podiatrist for treatment.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
You: Need to be evaluated. You may need an MRI to see if there is a tear in the tendon.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
What quantifies rest? I would walk in a camwalker and perform range of motion excercises off weight bearing.
Sep 12, 2012
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Heel pain: See a podiatrist and possibly get orthotics. Barring that try taking an old kitchen sponge and put it in your shoe thereby reducing the pressure you are putting on your heels.

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