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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

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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 to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

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. ...Read more

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

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

See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

What are signs that you have an Achilles tendon tear?

If Achilles is torn: It is very difficult, or impossible to lift your body up on the affected side while standing on that foot only. To clarify: while holding on to the arm of a chair pick your good leg off the ground. Try to do a toe raise on the bad leg. This is usually not possible with a torn achilles. ...Read more

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What can cause a partial Achilles tendon tear?

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. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a partial Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: The best way to tell is to have a diagnostic ultrasound done to tell the extent of injury. ...Read more

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

Yes: You can have a split or longitudinal tear or a tear that does not completely disrupt the full width of the tendon. Pain, swelling, weakness in plantarflexion and sometimes a palpable dell are findings. ...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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Hi Zach! My husband is wearing knee high boot for his Achilles' tendon tear. He is getting a rash on his leg. What can he put on it? He put on a long

Hi Zach! My husband is wearing knee high boot for  his Achilles' tendon tear. He is getting a rash on his leg. What can he put on it? He put on a long

Friction burn....: One sign that the boot is not being secured properly is a frictional rash. Too much movement of the leg causes too much friction resulting in a rash. Apply a lotion to the area and readjust the boot, perhaps with added padding. ...Read more

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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


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more