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The Rent is Too Damn High!
RE: how long does achilles tendonitis take to heal.
For all of you who missed several months with achilles tendonitis, did you try running through it for a really long time until you couldn't move without severe pain? I've had this injury in both tendons, probably 5 times total, and the recovery all depends on how stupid I am when I first get it, and how much time I take off before I try to come back. For me it's been anywhere from one week to 6 months, 6 months being the first time I got it. I ran a lot on it and raced on it that time, and it was trashed for a long time. Other times, I've taken a week off right after it starts to hurt and I'll be fine. You have to make sure to not try to come back too soon. Once week off is better than several months. Also, avoid snow and ice like the plague. It's a lot harder to come back from this injury when it's cold and icy out, so I'd use extra caution (rest days) if that's the case.
I know I sound like Captain Hindsight here, but be smart next time you have achilles pain. Cut your run short as soon as you get it. Then take some days off.
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