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Can You Walk With A Ruptured Achilles Tendon
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
ICD-9 code 727.67:
Cpt codes are used for achilles tendon treatment ; cpt: 27650 (primary repair), 27652 (primary repair with graft);
icd codes are used to code the diagnosis
in icd-10for an achilles tendon tear that resulted from a traumatic event (such as coming down from a jump shot in basketball), you should report 845.09 (sprains and strains of ankle and foot; ankle. ...Read more
Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion. ...Read more
Partial or total: If you have total rupture of achilles tendon, and have not had surgery, this will not really heal. The tendon needs to be reattached either with anchor or permanent sutures. If you have had surgery, then 12 weeks to be able to return back to daily activities. To get back to full exercise or sports, you will need a lot of rehab and longer time to heal (6 months). ...Read more
No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more
See your doctor: As a decision to operate or not needs to be made. Having said that bledsoe makes a nice achilles tendon brace. But, you should be followed by a doctor. ...Read more
Any injury is: Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more
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
Yes: Almost certainly after it heals.Get a more detailed answer ›
CPT CODE: 27650.Get a more detailed answer ›
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No: Once the tendon is repaired and rehabbed one can return to sports. ...Read more
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
Yes...: The achilles tendon is the bottom part of a larger muscle called the gastrocnemius (the upper calf muscles). Get examined properly to determine the extent of your injury. ...Read more
You may have:
An equinis deformity or contracted steer muscle group whether it be the Achilles' tendon or gastrocnemius muscle. I'm not sure if you wear high heels but high heels cause the Achilles to contract and so they are not particularly healthy for the tendon.
Eccentric excercises, stretching are good, you may need the help of a physical therapist. ...Read more
Achilles: Achilles' tendon injuries and ruptures can be caused by trauma such as aggressive jumping but also can become weakened by taking certain antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin. Both of these medications belong to the "quinolone" family of drugs. Either way, that needs to be evaluated by a medical professional and may even need an MRI. ...Read more
No: If you have a complete tear walking would be improbable and some numbness can occur from the swelling. ...Read more
No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab. ...Read more
When I walk on high heels for a long time I start to get a pain in my achilles' tendon, should I get it checked out?
Quit It! :): How does the old joke go... Doc it hurts when I do this. Well then don't do that. I would stop the high heels, stretch your achilles, calf muscles and plantar fascia every day for 10 min and if it's still bugging you after a few weeks see your doc. ...Read more
My Achilles' tendon hurts like a nife in the back of my tendon when I try to run walk or stand. What should I do? I run around 6 miles a day.
If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal. ...Read more
Gap and weakness:
A gap that you can feel where your achilles should be in the back of your leg/ankle (compare with normal side), and weakness during foot pushoff are signs of a possible rupture.
Normally people describe being shot in the back of the leg with an achilles rupture.
Further clinical evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will confirm your suspicion. An MRI is not usually required. ...Read more