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Doctor insights on: Achilles Tendon Rupture Non Surgical Treatment

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What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

What physical therapy is used for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to wear high heels after an Achilles tendon rupture?

While ruptured?: It is possible but not recommended. There are too much risks involved. There will be too much swelling as well. Now if you mean after repair than high heels definitely possible after healing. ...Read more

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What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...Read more

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What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

What are the names of the different rehab protocols for an Achilles Tendon Rupture?

No name: Ice, crutches, elastic bandage, elevation, anti inflammatory MEDS, heel lift

Exercise, physical therapy

You need guidance see your physician ...Read more

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What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

Both are serious: Achilles tendon I believe is less serious because it could heal if treat it without surgery in a cast but the acl will not heal on it is own. ...Read more

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How long after Achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

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 more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

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 more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

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 more

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Who do I see about a neglected Achilles tendon rupture?

See: A board cetified foot and ankle specialist. Will need MRI to determine extent of damage and if any surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do sport after Achilles tendon rupture?

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 more

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With Achilles tendon rupture is a third option to not repair or brace?

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 more

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What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

Get treat. Options: Achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area:

www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon rupture is usually from which sports or which motions of the legs?

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 more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

Depends: It depends if you let it heal by just immobilization or if you have surgery.
Surgery will usually speed up the healing process because the tendon is repaired, but this will still take about 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture need to fully recover?

About 6 months: Assuming surgical repair and 8 weeks of casting, it will likely take about 6 months but up to a year for full recovery. ...Read more

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How long does the pain from an Achilles tendon rupture usually last?

Depends: It depends on how it was treated. Conservative immobilization or surgery. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute and chronic Achilles tendon rupture?

Time difference: The difference between an acute and chronic achilles tendon rupture is the amount of time that has occurred since the injury. An acute rupture is one that has just occurred. Chronic ruptures are ones that are at least 4-6 weeks old. Acute ruptures are more easily treated with surgery, but both may be treated conservatively without surgery. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

That depends: Need more details here. The answer really depends on is this complete or partial tear and what has been the treatment? If surgery: that is usually guided by your surgeon and how you are progressing after surgery.
Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab. ...Read more

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Usually how long does it take for achilles' tendon rupture to heal?

Depends on treatment: May depend if you had surgical repair or just immobilization.
16 + weeks ...Read more

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I have had two foot reconstructions. The last surgery I had a z cut done on my achilles' I am suffering from tendonitus can my tendon rupture easier?

I have had two foot reconstructions. The last surgery I had a z cut done on my achilles' I am suffering from tendonitus can my tendon rupture easier?

Achilles....: This is certainly possibly in the short term, but depending on how the surgery was performed, the long term results can show the tendon to be just about as strong as it ever was. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Dr. Jason Rudolph
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Achilles Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Conditions affecting the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Injuries can include soreness from overuse or ...Read more