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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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