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Achilles Tendon Rupture Recovery Timeline
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
Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks. ...Read more
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
Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more
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
Depends on treatment:
May depend on if you had surgical repair or just immobilization.
16 + weeks ...Read more
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
Yes : Almost certainly after it heals.Get a more detailed answer ›
While ruptured?: It is possible but not recommended. There are too many 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
No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab. ...Read more
Conditioning: Gentle range of motion, scar mobilization, conditioning (calf strengthening), proprioception. Follow surgeons guidelines for how to progress. ...Read more
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 necessary. Check with your ortho md for guidance and timing of activities. Slow and steady wins this race. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Is it normal to feel soreness/discomfort while rehabing (non-operative approach) with PT from an Achilles Tendon Rupture?
Sure...: Possible, yesGet a more detailed answer ›
All sports: Anything 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
Bigger question?: What other meds are you taking now that's not on the profile. This can impact whether 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