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Pain at the back of the leg. Difficulty in walking and running. Could there be a damage to the achilles tendon?

Hi Samuel, I have begun running recently and felt a sudden pain at the back of my lower leg, its been sore since, havent been able to run and is somewhat painful walking. It s above the achilles tendon above the ankle bone and well below the calf muscle . I m wondering is it tendon rather than muscle and how best to treat it.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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The pain that you are having is likely to be related to a muscle sprain or a ligament injury. Usually these heal spontaneously on providing adequate rest to the area for 3-4 weeks. Avoid weight bearing on the affected foot and use a brace or crepe bandage for relief.
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Answered: Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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