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Treatment For Ruptured Achilles Tendon
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
If I ruptured my Achilles tendon 3-5 years ago and did not seek medical treatment, would it still be detectable on MRI?
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?
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?
Any injury is : Possible for everyone. Are you doing something in particular that you are concerned may not be a good idea? ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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