7 types of leg pain (and when to take them seriously)
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Achilles tendon injury
Pain above the heel bone is a common sign of an Achilles tendon injury, one of the most common leg pain causes, says Dr Humbyrd. Wearing high heels and overuse can cause these injuries, especially for people with flat feet. Rest and ice can help the tendon heal. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring the pain and continuing running, power walking, or doing other exercises or athletics. If you ignore the pain, you may rupture the tendon, an injury that may require surgery. “It’s important for people to listen to their bodies and pay attention to the warning signs,” Dr Humbyrd says.