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Sore achilles tendon

I have a very sore achilles tendon on the right side. I have been going running regularly as I am training for a half marathon at the end of Feb. I went for a run (5 miles) on 15th Jan and by the end it was a bit sore. I rested it and have gone out today for the first time and after about 1.5 miles it was very sore and I had to stop. do I need to see a specialist and/or what action should I take? Thank you. Richard

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We would suggest that you see a specialist e.g physiotherapist to assess the injury and in the meantime apply the RICE acronym (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevations) as well as taking anti-inflammatories to reduce any inflammation.

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