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When to see a doctor (achilles bursitis?)

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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When to see a doctor (achilles bursitis?)

About a month ago, I started experiencing some tenderness on the back of my foot, just above the heel and just behind the ankle. I thought it had just rubbed wrong on my shoes, but it continued to worsen. At that time, I was alternating between jumping rope and running daily. When the pain got worse, I ceased both of these activities altogether, because I noticed it was much worse after I did either of them. My skin is blotted with red right where it hurts the most.

I've spent two weeks avoiding any activity that would strain this part of my foot. No running, no jumping. I've been icing it 2-3 times per day and I bought insoles for my shoes. Those helped for a couple of days, but now the pain is right back where it started.

I'm thinking I should probably see a doctor at this point, but I've heard that other than icing and resting, there's not much you can do for this type of injury. Should I have SOME sort of relief after a couple of weeks of babying it? Is there any point in seeing a doctor, or do I just need to continue doing what I'm doing?

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