A 31-year-old member asked:
What causes one's achilles tendon to tear?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Obermananswered
Podiatry 33 years experience
See below: Trauma, cortisone, week end athletes, certain systemic conditions.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Couple of things: Direct trauma or over stretching with hyperextention.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Alan Ettingeranswered
Podiatry 51 years experience
Trauma: Most likely cause. There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 24 years experience
Cipro is one antibiotic which could cause weakening of the tendons.
Feb 10, 2013
Dr. Bernard Bach Jranswered
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Overload.: A dynamic overload of the calf muscle complex, where the muscle and Achilles tendon cannot overcome the stress being placed on it, and the tendon tears.
3.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 18-year-old female asked:
What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rothwellanswered
Family Medicine 23 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.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
What causes an ecu tendon to tear?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrew Bronsteinanswered
Hand Surgery 38 years experience
Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial deviation repetitively or a significant lift resisting this motion. Secondly inflammatory processes like rheumatoid arthritis and gout can weaken the tendon prior to tear. Finally an old fracture or RA with prominent ulna can compromise the ecu tendon.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Can i tear my Achilles tendon?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Newmananswered
Podiatry 34 years experience
You could: Achilles tendon rupture can result from an injury, and the degree of pain and disability depends on how extensive the tear is. Sometimes there is a palpable knot in the back or above the back of the heel, and bearing weight there is quite painful and/or difficult. See a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. Good luck!
4.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 46-year-old member asked:
What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?
7 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty moving your foot, difficulty walking.
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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