Re: achilles tendonitis/tear

I can not give you an answer specific to you as I have not examined you.

In general with Achilles tendonitis, I will have the patient rest for as long as it takes. Physical therapy can be helpful. If the Achilles tendon has a tear, then I will either do an ultrasound and/or a MRI.

Depending on the severity, immobilization or surgery to repair this might be indicated.

Generally, I would not recommend stretching or continued dancing.

Have you seen a podiatrist who sees a number of dancers?

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on December 01, 2004 at 23:09:46:

In Reply to: achilles tendonitis/tear posted by Brittney on December 01, 2004 at 21:39:07:

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