My son has has a second bout of calf strain this year. Both times, he has been assessed at a walk-in centre as having a possible/probable achilles tendon tear, then at A&E been dismissed as mere muscle over-use. Neither occasion has he been doing anything unusual.
When he stands on tip-toe to stretch, there is almost always a loud snap or crack from his heels. He's not a classic "bendy" but has very stretchy skin, myopia, marfanoid habitus (i reckon anyway, arms longer than height!) & son of me!
What should he do? not take no foran answer? just do as he's told? is he at risk of doing long-term and/or severe damage by following A&E advice to just let it heal naturally?
answers on a postcard please! ...well, here would be just fine