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

Depends: How bad the rupture was, some shred, some retract greatly, was it surgically repaired? Castes? Left alone? All these things matter. ...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?

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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Rupture (Definition)

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


Achilles Tendon (Definition)

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