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How to rule out Achilles tendon injury?

My left heel has been hurting for a couple of weeks, I suspect Achilles tendon. What should be done for it? I am not an athlete. Seems worse when I wear shoes that don t fit snugly or that allow the heel to slip. I do not wear high heels. Should I ice it? Other?
Mon, 25 Jan 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have Achilles tendon injury. Well there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in query like jumping , falling from a height or stepping into a hole . I would suggest you to keep you feet in hot water tub with Epsom salt in it , do gentle massage and take proper rest . Consult orthopedic surgeon for proper examination . Doctor may order CT scan along with physical examination . Doctor may recommend muscle relaxant , anti inflammatory or recommend physical therapy.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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