archilles tendon

I am a reasonably active person in my early sixties. Play golf, tennis, walk briskly once or twice a week, VERY steep stairs at home. Recently spent 10 days as a passenger in a car, and now have an extremely tender archilles tendon. Gave up tennis after half a set today. Do I rest or exercise?

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    May PT

    9 10

    If I were you, I would try soaking my heels in a tub of warm water (15 minutes at a time while moving your foot up and down), three times a day, followed by 5 minutes of stretching for each stiff achilles tendon. I would not try jogging or running until you are pain free. When pain free upon walking, you might try jogging. When pain free to jog, you can try running. Use common sense, and let pain be your guide. Advil (3X daily) might help with any inflammation. If you don’t improve quickly doing the above, you need to see a physician. Let us know how you do.


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