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A 21-year-old member asked:

Have i got an achilles tendonitis injury?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Maybe: It depends. Achilles tendon injuries/inflammation are characterized by pain in the back of the ankle/lower leg. Tendonitis is pretty common. Complete tears are usually from trauma and are associated with inability to point down the foot. It also will feel soft where you usually feel the tendon and the muscles may be balled up in the upper part of the calf.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 22 years experience
Symptoms: It is difficult to know if you have Achilles tendon problems without knowing your symptoms, but in general, if you have pain over the achilles, it is wise to see a foot and ankle surgeon.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 14 years experience
See a specialist: Depending on your symptoms and any injury history these would help in determining more about this.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can I do cardio with Achilles tendonitis injury?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Probably not: Try a recumbent bike but stop if it causes increased pain.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I've got Achilles tendonitis. What is the best treatment for this?

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Dr. Sarah Benjamin
Podiatry 17 years experience
Achilles Tendonitis: Rest! achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or therapy.

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