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

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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 is the cpt code for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What is the cpt code for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

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

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What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What rehab program is appropriate for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how long a ruptured Achilles tendon will take to heal?

Does anyone know how long a ruptured Achilles tendon will take to heal?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for a ruptured Achilles tendon to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a ruptured Achilles tendon to heal?

Depends: It depends on how it is treated, immobilization or surgery.
Can be up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a ruptured Achilles tendon to be excruciatingly painful a week after?

No: If the area has been treated and immobilized the pain and swelling should be receeding. ...Read more

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What's the best ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

What's the best ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

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

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Which is the most effective ankle brace for a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Bauerfind!!!!!: If you are asking about a brace after the tendon has been repaired, I recommend a bauerfind achilles tendonitis ankle brace. It is a neoprene sleeve with soft gel padding on both sides of the achilles' tendon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to rupture my Achilles tendon?

Any injury is: Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

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 more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

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 more

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How to tell if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

See below: You would have swelling, pain, be able to feel a gap in the tendon, you would have foot slap on trying to walk and you would have difficulty pointing your toes downward. ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon ruptured/ripped, what should I do?

Achilles' ruptured: A complete tear of achilles' tendon will require surgery. The sooner the better to have surgery. Need to see a podiatrist right away. ...Read more

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Say I have tendonitis is my Achilles tendon sure to rupture?

Say I have tendonitis is my Achilles tendon sure to rupture?

Possible; not likely: Very generic question. Liver transplant is for liver failure. It would depend on the cause and severity of the "bad liver." a liver transplant is done for a very small number of patients with liver injury/disease. The common reasons are cirrhosis or scarring of the liver from infections, alcoholism, and inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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Are you done with sports forever after you rupture your Achilles tendon?

No: Once the tendon is repaired and rehabbed one can return to sports. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to rupture an Achilles tendon, but only feel pain in the upper calf?

Is it possible to rupture an Achilles tendon, but only feel pain in the upper calf?

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

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Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

Why is it so painful to stretch my Achilles tendon so that I don't walk on my tip toes?

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

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Burning stinging pain by achilles tendon, I had a rupture in my other achilles last year?

Burning stinging pain by achilles tendon, I had a rupture in my other achilles last year?

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

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How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

That depends: Need more details here. The answer really depends on is this complete or partial tear and what has been the treatment? If surgery: that is usually guided by your surgeon and how you are progressing after surgery.
Hope that helps ...Read more

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Would I be able to walk if I tore my Achilles tendon? & does numbness occur when that happens?

No: If you have a complete tear walking would be improbable and some numbness can occur from the swelling. ...Read more

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Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

Is there an app you can purchase that will lead you through rehab of an achilles tendon rupture?

No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

Achilles heel: It might be tendinosis (partial tearing) or just a tight tendon. If it's not swollen it might just be tightness that needs PT. If there are any gross structural changes ie swelling I would rec an MRI. If there are structural changes you might need immobilization. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to walk if you have mild Achilles tendon pain?

If its truely: Mild you should be able to wak but be slow until you feel normal. ...Read more

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How do I know if I ruptured my Achilles tendon?

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

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