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Achillies 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
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
See a doctor: The best way to tell is to have a diagnostic ultrasound done to tell the extent of injury. ...Read more
How long does the achillies tendon take to attach enough to be outta risk of tearing it from surgery.
A good repair: Will b ready for sports after u follow the surgeon's plan in about 6 months. 6-8 wks 2 heal well and then a long rehab 2 gain motion, then strength of the muscles along with a slow introduction of walking, straight line running, then cutting, ; then jumping. I usually found this takes 6-8 months. Don't push it. Rehab of a re do takes longer ; does not do as well. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two choices: It depends on your overall status as well as the type of tear. The choices include surgery or no surgery. ...Read more
This would : Be variable as different patients present with different extents of the injury. Some tendons can be shredded or retracted and they will heal at a different rate then say a clean laceration. Some tears are partial, some complete so all these factors come into play. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A careful yes: You can run again if you get proper medical attention. Your foot & ankle specialist will evaluate your injury and temporarily put you in a cast or a splint. Then order imaging studies (MRI) before discussing surgical repair if this is the case. To reattach an avulsed achilles tendon, the surgeon uses soft tissue anchors to the heel bone, w/c would allow return to full activities upon healing. ...Read more
Variable: Most don't complain if alot of pain. ...Read more
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
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