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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Ruptured Achilles Tendon

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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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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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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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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?

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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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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How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears. ...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?

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?

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?

Compare other side: The achilles tendon should feel like a continuous rope at the back of your ankle like it does on the uninjured side. If you feel a dip or "pothole" as you feel along the tendon, and it hurts, it may very well be ruptured. There is weakness and pain when trying to rise up on the balls of your feet - if you can do this at all. There is usually bruising with this injury. ...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