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What You Need to Know if You Have an Achilles Tendon Injury

If you are a highly active person and you experience a sharp pain in the back of your heel, you probably have an acute Achilles tendon injury. If you are a person who has slowly developed problems in the back of your heel, you might have had changes in your Achilles tendon, where the tendon has actually degenerated and now you have a weakened Achilles tendon. What you need is a proper evaluation to see what is going to be necessary to get rid of your heel pain. This might include immobilization of the area, usually typically wearing a walking boot. Other treatments include anti-inflammatory medication, ice massage, and stretching exercises. What I find in my practice is that stretching is the most important part of rehabilitation of an Achilles tendon injury. We will do a thorough evaluation and do the steps necessary to eliminate your symptoms.