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How can i tell if i have a partial achilles tendon tear?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: The best way to tell is to have a diagnostic ultrasound done to tell the extent of injury.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What can cause a partial Achilles tendon tear?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
Many things: Usually achilles tendon tears are caused by rapid contraction of your calf muscle while your foot is being dorsiflexed. Some medical conditions and prescription drugs can weaken tendons and place you at greater risk for injury.
Bedford, IN
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to have a partial Achilles tendon tear? If so, what would the symptoms be?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pain: Pain over the bottom end of the achilles, maybe difficulty pushing your foot down (like stepping on the gas).
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
A 49-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
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.
Bedford, IN
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 24 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.

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