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Pain in the achilles tendon. Discomfort while climbing stairs. Any home remedy?

I hurt my achilles tendon running about 2 mo ago. Since then I can walk allright. However, there is a twinge climbing stairs and some discomfort standing for any lengeth of time. I have tried ice and staying off of it as long as I can. Bottom line is that I am not 100%. Besides going to a doctor is there anything else I can try before that?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
Generally, a 2 month old achilles injury will not cause any problem while walking on flat surface.
Based on your symptoms (pain and discomfort while climbing stairs), I suspect either a complete or incomplete rupture of the achilles tendon.
There is nothing you can do by yourself.
Consult an orthosurgeon to ruleout any injury to the tendon.
Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ralph Chambers's  Response
Hi--for now you could try an ankle brace and refrain from jogging or excessive walking but if this has been a problem for that long, you really need an MRI to look at the tendon to check for a partial tear.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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