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Tore plantaris tendon while playing. Tight, sore to touch. Specialist opinion required?

I heard a pop while playing volleyball last Tuesday. I went to the doc Wednesday and he said I tore my plantaris tendon . He said it should be getting better in a week but if not go see an ortho. Today it is still very tight, sore to the touch. Do I need to seek more advice? The swelling has gone down but I can t extend my leg as far as I could last Friday.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
From description it seems to be tendon strain. Give rest to your leg. avoid putting weight. Apply ice packs to decrease the swelling. you can take antiinflammatory drug like ibuprofen to decrease pain and inflammation. If it persist consult orthopaedician for detailed examination.
Hope this will helps you. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Jagannath Mangachary Eyyunni's  Response
Hi. Thanks for your query. I think you have a bad tear of the plantar tendon. I can suggest Hot and cold compressions along with rest for two to three weeks. If still no relief seek a Orthopaedicians advice. I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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