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i pulled my achillies tendon. can i ever run again?

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Dr. Chuc Dang
Dr. Chuc Dang answered
Podiatry 35 years experience
A careful yes: You can run again if you get proper medical attention. Your foot & ankle specialist will evaluate your injury and temporarily put you in a cast or a splint. Then order imaging studies (MRI) before discussing surgical repair if this is the case. To reattach an avulsed achilles tendon, the surgeon uses soft tissue anchors to the heel bone, w/c would allow return to full activities upon healing.

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Last updated Jun 12, 2015

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