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Swelling in the ankle after walking for a long time. Inflamed Achilles tendon. Can I use ice and ibuprofen?

Hello. I was walking home last night, and i walk a lot, and the back of my ankle started feel under pressure. By the time i was getting into bed, i noticed that the area around my Achilles tendon was swollen. I woke this morning unable to walk properly. The tendon area is red and inflamed. The pain shoots all the way up the tendon even when not in use. How can i help this? Ice? Ibuprofen? Please help...
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query.

It most probably looks like Achilles tendonitis .

But to reach the diagnosis clinical examination of ankle is required.

you have to give rest to the ankle, ice application and anti-inflammatory drugs, and to visit an orthopaedic surgeon.

Hope I have answered your query.Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Answered: Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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