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I have a sore achilles tendon from running. do i risk serious injury if i keep running? is rest the best treatment? for how long?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY answered

Specializes in

If at is hurting rest it. Listen to you body when having pain. However, don't listen to your Achilles when not hurting. Meaning, when returning to running go gradually: do rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) masssage, may be pt then do graudal return to activity-> walk, then faster walk, short jogging (on grass, threadmill), then run and advance distant and intensity carefully.. Do proper warm up, streach, & rest.

Answered Nov 27, 2017


Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

You could cause serious injury including tearing of the tendon. Rest is a good thing. I would see a doctor for further care.

Answered Nov 24, 2014



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