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How can a torn tendon be treated?

I was diagnosed with a torn tendon (by an MRI) but don t have an appointment yet with a doctor to treat it. They did not say it was an Achilles tendon. It hurts around my big toe,on the top bone of my foot, and on the inside under the arch. Can you tell me what kind of care I should take of my foot until I can see the doctor, and what kind of treatment is usually required. It was caused by carrying heavy objects up and down basement stairs over period of weeks. I am 74 years old. Thanks for your help.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear patient


First of all we need to know which tendon is torn in the foot and is it significantly affecting your routine activities. If it is not Achilles tendon repair is not required. Please keep your foot in ankle foot orthosis till further consultation with your doctor. Take tab Ultracet twice a day if there is pain.


Take Care!


Regards,

Dr. Jayesh Vaza,
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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How can a torn tendon be treated?

Dear patient First of all we need to know which tendon is torn in the foot and is it significantly affecting your routine activities. If it is not Achilles tendon repair is not required. Please keep your foot in ankle foot orthosis till further consultation with your doctor. Take tab Ultracet twice a day if there is pain. Take Care! Regards, Dr. Jayesh Vaza, Orthopaedic Surgeon