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My Achilles heel is very sore after resting it for two weeks, how can I fix it and get back to traing?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Achilles tendonitis
Inflamed achilles tendons take a long time and careful work to heal.
The best things you can do to promote healing are: 1) stretching exercises (plant feet 2-3' from wall and lean forward to the wall to stretch heel cords; 2) get an extensor ankle spling (lightweight boot) [eg., see http://www.Nightsplints.Com/night_splints.Php]. These keep your tendons stretched out at night and really help.

In brief: Achilles tendonitis
Inflamed achilles tendons take a long time and careful work to heal.
The best things you can do to promote healing are: 1) stretching exercises (plant feet 2-3' from wall and lean forward to the wall to stretch heel cords; 2) get an extensor ankle spling (lightweight boot) [eg., see http://www.Nightsplints.Com/night_splints.Php]. These keep your tendons stretched out at night and really help.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: You
Need to be evaluated.
You may need an MRI to see if there is a tear in the tendon.

In brief: You
Need to be evaluated.
You may need an MRI to see if there is a tear in the tendon.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
What quantifies rest? I would walk in a camwalker and perform range of motion excercises off weight bearing.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
In brief: Heel pain
See a podiatrist and possibly get orthotics.
Barring that try taking an old kitchen sponge and put it in your shoe thereby reducing the pressure you are putting on your heels.

In brief: Heel pain
See a podiatrist and possibly get orthotics.
Barring that try taking an old kitchen sponge and put it in your shoe thereby reducing the pressure you are putting on your heels.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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In brief: See a doctor
If you have tried home treatment it's time to see a podiatrist for treatment.

In brief: See a doctor
If you have tried home treatment it's time to see a podiatrist for treatment.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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