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How long does a ruptured Achilles tendon take to heal after treatment?

How long does a ruptured Achilles tendon take to heal after treatment?

Achilles rupture: It depends on whether this is treated nonsurgical vs. Surgical and the degree of the tear. ...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


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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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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 does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Usually how long does it take for achilles' tendon rupture to heal?

Usually how long does it take for achilles' tendon rupture to heal?

Depends on treatment: May depend if you had surgical repair or just immobilization. 16 + weeks ...Read more

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What takes longer a severed Achilles tendon or a ruptured one? My son was in an accident where a knife fell and sliced his Achilles tendon through

Severed: A rupture of the achilles tendon causes a mess in the area. It's like looking at spaghetti packed in grape jelly. It really should be repaired as opposed to casted. There are many techniques used to make sure it heals strong again. ...Read more

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I recently tore my Achilles tendon. I haven't gone to the doctor but it doesn't look like a complete rupture. Can I heal it without seeing a doctor?

I recently tore my Achilles tendon. I haven't gone to the doctor but it doesn't look like a complete rupture. Can I heal it without seeing a doctor?

MRI + Exam = Best: You may be okay. But, to avoid potential complications down the road, it is best to see an ankle specialist for proper examination and get an MRI to further define your condition. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help heal an injured (not ruptured) Achilles tendon?

Can acupuncture help heal an injured (not ruptured) Achilles tendon?

No: There is no scientific evidence that acupuncture actually helps heal any injury. You need to rest for several weeks and then rehab your injury as long as the tendon has not ruptured. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

Depends: It depends if you let it heal by just immobilization or if you have surgery. Surgery will usually speed up the healing process because the tendon is repaired, but this will still take about 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture need to fully recover?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture need to fully recover?

About 6 months: Assuming surgical repair and 8 weeks of casting , it will likely take about 6 months but up to a year for full recovery. ...Read more

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How long does the pain from an Achilles tendon rupture usually last?

Depends: It depends on how it was treated. Conservative immobilization or surgery. ...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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How long after Achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

Bigger question?: What other meds are you taking now that's not on the profile. This can impact whether or not you can take alcohol or not. If you are still on pain meds, muscle relaxants, etc. Then it's not advisable to do so. Check with your surgeon for the best answer, so they can document your request in your chart. We can't advise or treat, but your doctor can. This would be best! ...Read more

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If ruptured achilles 5 years ago but never received treatment, would it heal incorrectly? Would incorrect/abnormal healing show up on MRI?

If ruptured achilles 5 years ago but never received treatment, would it heal incorrectly? Would incorrect/abnormal healing show up on MRI?

Potentially : Nonoperative treatment of Achilles' tendon ruptures can lead to healing, but usually a loss in strength. It is also possible it did not heal well. An exam and possibly an MRI will give a lot of information about the current state pf your Achilles. ...Read more

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What exactly is a rupture in the Achilles tendon, how is it treated, & what is the treatment time? Is there any kind of physical activity I can do?

Depends how your: ruptured it, and what recommendations your orthopedic surgeon has on the extent of rupture, type of repair needed. Since it involved weight bearing, the recovery will depend on what else is also injured along with this, and not adding more to it. Let your doctor dictate what activity you can do, or not do, so you can have full recovery. It may take a few months to heal,along with physical therapy. ...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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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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