@clintflint - You should probably flex your ankle a little bit though, so that it's not just sitting still the whole time it's healing.
The thing with tendons is that they are quite difficult to heal properly. They don't have as much of a blood supply as muscles and aren't really built to regenerate, so they take forever to heal.
I would also have a look at the kind of shoes you are wearing if you are getting ankle pain and tendinitis all the time. Because the normal stress of walking shouldn't be doing that. And you don't want to do a more permanent injury by continuing to walk with shoes that aren't good for you.