U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 37-year-old member asked:

Are you supposed to walk if you have mild achilles tendon pain?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Pain is your: Body's way of telling you to "shut down" or risk further injury. I would recommend you rest it. Ice it. Try using a heel lift...
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
40 years experience
If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Yes, but carefully: You are at a risk group for possible rupture if you are male. I'd recommend continue walking but to see a physician about possible preventive steps from possilbe rupture. Also, ice the area to decrease pain and swelling. Hopet his helps.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 35-year-old member asked:

What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 16 years experience
Achilles' tendon : You may have injured your tendon which can cause by a tendinitis or a partial tear. You should be evaluated if the pain persists.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 8, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.