Will stretching help my Achilles tendon problem?

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Stretching is an important adjunct for treatment of any tendon injury, especially the Achilles tendon. Stretching mobilizes the muscle fibers and aids in reducing inflammation. You can overstretch, however. Be careful to not stretch through pain. When you start to feel discomfort in your Achilles tendon, back off a bit.

Most people only stretch before exercise. It's best to warm up a bit before you stretch. You should Aldo take time to stretch again after you finish your exercise. On days where you don't run or exercise, you should still do your basic stretching routine.
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.