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Why can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury?
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In brief: Needs rest
If you continue to walk on an injured area it does not get rest to help the body heal it.

In brief: Needs rest
If you continue to walk on an injured area it does not get rest to help the body heal it.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
In brief: Not if fullly torn
If the achilles tendon is inflamed it can be treated with rest, nsaids and pt.
If is a slight partial, you may just need to cast or protect it for a while. But if the tendon is totally torn, it will likely need to be repaired because otherwise it will not heal with normal strength necessary for sports and have a higher risk of retear.

In brief: Not if fullly torn
If the achilles tendon is inflamed it can be treated with rest, nsaids and pt.
If is a slight partial, you may just need to cast or protect it for a while. But if the tendon is totally torn, it will likely need to be repaired because otherwise it will not heal with normal strength necessary for sports and have a higher risk of retear.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Thank
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