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Achilles Tendon Rupture Non Surgical Treatment
A few things...: Most people with ruptures experience pain, swelling and inability to flex the ankle in the direction of the sole of their foot. Some will see what appears to be a bruise at the site of the rupture. If you think you ruptured your achilles tendon I recommend you see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at: www. Aofas. Org. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost certainly after it heals.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bigger question?: What other meds are you taking now that's not on the profile. This can impact whether or not you can take alcohol or not. If you are still on pain meds, muscle relaxants, etc. Then it's not advisable to do so. Check with your surgeon for the best answer, so they can document your request in your chart. We can't advise or treat, but your doctor can. This would be best! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state. Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but....: Achilles tendon ruptures take time to recover from. How much and what you can do depends on the result after surgery (if you have it) &/or how you've healed over time. Pt is absolutely necessary. Check with your ortho md for guidance and timing of activities. Slow and steady wins this race. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Achilles rupture: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about the history and why you are looking for a third option. In the healthy patient, I wouldn't recommend to a patient not have their achilles tendon repaired surgically or conservatively treated with casting. Patients who are not surgical candidates and do not or can not heal via casting require a brace to assist in gait. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a partial Achilles tendon rupture and will get my cast off in two weeks. What will happen next?
What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?
Is it normal to feel soreness/discomfort while rehabing (non-operative approach) with PT from an Achilles Tendon Rupture?
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All sports: Any thing that causes sudden forced plantarflexion (foot going downward) or forced dorsiflexion (foot going upwards) could cause achilles tendon rupture. However, if you want to test if you have a rupture or not, try to stand on you tip toes and/or feel the path of you tendon to see if there are any gaps. If so then you have a ruptured tendon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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