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What happens if you tear your Achilles tendon?

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In brief: Several things

You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful.

In brief: Several things

You will have trouble pointing your toes to the floor. The back of your foot will be swollen and painful.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. David Rothwell
Family Medicine
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In brief: Torn achilles

You will need to have it surgically repaired.
No other option. The recovery is quite lengthy in most cases. The DX is easy and a MRI is needed to delineate the extent of the tear.

In brief: Torn achilles

You will need to have it surgically repaired.
No other option. The recovery is quite lengthy in most cases. The DX is easy and a MRI is needed to delineate the extent of the tear.
Dr. David Rothwell
Dr. David Rothwell
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