A 18-year-old female asked:
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what happens if you tear your achilles tendon?

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Dr. David Rothwell
23 years experience Family Medicine
Torn achilles: You will need to have it surgically repaired. No other option. The recovery is quite lengthy in most cases. The DX is easy and a MRI is needed to delineate the extent of the tear.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Several things: You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful.
Answered on May 15, 2018
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
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See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing.
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