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Healing Achilles: Understanding and Managing Achilles Tendon Injuries

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Methods to Address Achilles Tendon Injury

The treatment for Achilles tendon injuries depends on the severity and nature of the injury. In less severe cases, non-surgical approaches such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), along with physical therapy and the use of orthotic devices, may be sufficient to promote healing. For more severe injuries, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair the damaged tendon. This could involve procedures such as tendon repair, tendon transfer, or in rare cases, the removal of damaged tissue. Following surgery, a comprehensive rehabilitation program is essential to regain strength and mobility in the affected area.

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