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Achilles tendon rupture is usually from which sports or which motions of the legs?

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 more...
See below . Rupture can happen in any sport.It usually occurs from direct trauma or a motion where the toes and foot are pushed upward towards the leg. Read more...

Where can I find a list of doctors/physical therapists that do functional rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Ruptures?

Majority. Almost all certified physical therapists would do functional rehab for Achilles' tendon ruptures. It is a fairly common injury and therapy is used in most cases. Not really a specialized area at all. Read more...
Online. You may do a quick google search for Orthopedic or Urgent Care centers online for a provider near you who may help. Otherwise, call your insurance provider or visit their website online for a list of covered providers. Read more...

What is more serious? An Achilles tendon rupture or an ACL tear?

Both are serious. Achilles tendon i believe is less serious because it could heal if treat it without surgery in a cast but the acl will not heal on it is own. Read more...