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A 18-year-old female asked:

What happens if you tear your achilles tendon?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rothwell
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Several things: You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful.

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