4 doctors weighed in:

How long does it take to rehab a severed Achilles tendon?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rehab

Rehabilitation for a surgically treated achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an achilles tear.

In brief: Rehab

Rehabilitation for a surgically treated achilles tendon tear can take up to 1 year. If you look at the data on nfl players, it took them 11 months on average to return to the nfl after an achilles tear.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
Thank
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: 3 to 6 months

Achilles tendons take about 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab.
Return to competitive sports is usually six months minimum.

In brief: 3 to 6 months

Achilles tendons take about 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab.
Return to competitive sports is usually six months minimum.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors