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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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Is it possible to do sport after Achilles tendon rupture ?

Is it possible to do sport after Achilles tendon rupture ?

Yes but....: Achilles tendon ruptures take time to recover from. How much and what you can do depends on the result after surgery (if you have it) &/or how you've healed over time. Pt is absolutely necessary. Check with your ortho md for guidance and timing of activities. Slow and steady wins this race. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon rupture is usually from which sports or which motions of the legs?

All sports: Any thing that causes sudden forced plantarflexion (foot going downward) or forced dorsiflexion (foot going upwards) could cause achilles tendon rupture. However, if you want to test if you have a rupture or not, try to stand on you tip toes and/or feel the path of you tendon to see if there are any gaps. If so then you have a ruptured tendon. ...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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What is the best shoe after Achilles tendon rupture?

Heel lift.: A walking boot, with a heel lift, to place your foot in a "toe point" position, is optimal for healing. ...Read more

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What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

Both are serious: Achilles tendon i believe is less serious because it could heal if treat it without surgery in a cast but the acl will not heal on it is own. ...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 do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

Couple of things: If it is a full rupture you can feel the gap between the torn ends of the tendon and you will have difficulty pulling your heel up from the floor. Best to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Who do I see about a neglected Achilles tendon rupture?

See: A board cetified foot and ankle specialist. Will need MRI to determine extent of damage and if any surgery is needed. ...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


Dr. Jason Rudolph
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Achilles Tendon Rupture (Definition)

Achilles tendon injuries are conditions affecting the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. Injuries can include soreness from overuse or ...Read more