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Doctor insights on: Can You Walk With A Ruptured Achilles Tendon

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

What can you do for a torn calf muscle and torn Achilles tendon?

Get treat. options: Torn calf muscles are usually treated non-operatively. However, 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.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How can a person walk and exercise with a damaged heel tendon?

How can  a person walk and exercise with a damaged heel tendon?

Exercise: Get cleared by your dooctor first. You can start with a aquajogger in the pool(no weight ) progress to stationary bike and then to an arc type trainer...You should have the best success with the help of a physical therapist. ...Read more

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Which would be more painful: a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

??: Everyone perceives pain and injuries differently. These are both horribly painful, terrible injuries. If i had to guess i would say kneecap, but i know they are both very painful. ...Read more

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Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

I would think so: please discuss with an orthopedic. I believe there is an arthroscopic procedure for this ...Read more

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Can you get a cast with ankle arthroscopy?

Can you get a cast with ankle arthroscopy?

Surgeons preference: You can get one, but may be overkill depending on what was done. ...Read more

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Can you sprain a knee ligament?

Can you sprain a knee ligament?

Absolutely : Sprains of knee ligaments are very common, with the inside ligament, the mcl, leading the way. Acl tears often get the most attention, as they often require surgical reconstruction and athletes to miss 6-12 months of competition. A sprain, by definition, is a partial or full thickness tear of a ligament, a soft tissue structure connecting bone to bone. ...Read more

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How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

Many ways: You could have twisted it or stepped in a hole. Excessive stretching of the ligament could create a tear. ...Read more

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

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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Can you walk with a broken mcl?

Can you walk with a broken mcl?

MCL: I'm assuming you mean a torn mcl. Yes generally you can walk even when torn but best to do so in a protective brace. This also depends on the severity of the tear. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: Repair of the patella tendon (pt) requires an incision in front of the knee. The tendon typically pulls away from the inferior pole of patella. Vertical drill holes made from inferior to superior patella. Stitches are placed through pt, passed through dril holes, and tied over top of patella. ...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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more