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What are the symptoms of an achilles tear?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling behind the ankle and much reduced or inability to flex the ankle toward the sole of the foot. Sometimes one is able to feel a gap in the tendon where it is torn.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Wound Care 47 years experience
Sudden snap and pain: Patient's will usually experience a sudden snap, loss of function, pain in the back of the ankle. There is usually inability to propel off the foot. Sometimes one can feel a space in the tendon.

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