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A 37-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 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...
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 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.

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What can cause Achilles tendon pain?

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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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.

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