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What causes one's Achilles tendon to tear?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Trauma

Most likely cause.
There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear.

In brief: Trauma

Most likely cause.
There are medications that can cause the achilles to tear.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Cipro is one antibiotic which could cause weakening of the tendons.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Overload.

A dynamic overload of the calf muscle complex, where the muscle and Achilles tendon cannot overcome the stress being placed on it, and the tendon tears.

In brief: Overload.

A dynamic overload of the calf muscle complex, where the muscle and Achilles tendon cannot overcome the stress being placed on it, and the tendon tears.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Couple of things

Direct trauma or over stretching with hyperextention.

In brief: Couple of things

Direct trauma or over stretching with hyperextention.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: See below

Trauma, cortisone, week end athletes, certain systemic conditions.

In brief: See below

Trauma, cortisone, week end athletes, certain systemic conditions.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Dr. Ronald Oberman
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