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How can I tell if I have an Achilles tendon injury after my motorcycle accident?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Weak plantar flexion

When walking, the calf muscle contracts, your foot pushes down, and you are propelled forward.
If your foot is forced up while the gastroc is contracting, you can tear the achilles tendon. A partial tear may be more swollen and sore than weak, while a complete tear is weak. Lie on your stomach with your knee flexed, squeeze your calf, and your foot should plantar flex if the tendon is intact.

In brief: Weak plantar flexion

When walking, the calf muscle contracts, your foot pushes down, and you are propelled forward.
If your foot is forced up while the gastroc is contracting, you can tear the achilles tendon. A partial tear may be more swollen and sore than weak, while a complete tear is weak. Lie on your stomach with your knee flexed, squeeze your calf, and your foot should plantar flex if the tendon is intact.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
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In brief: Can you bear weight

On your toes. If not you probably ruptured tendon.
Feel back of ankle if swollen with palpable gap then tendon is torn.

In brief: Can you bear weight

On your toes. If not you probably ruptured tendon.
Feel back of ankle if swollen with palpable gap then tendon is torn.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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In brief: Achilles

After the truma if a torn achilles is present you would be able to feel a void or dell in the achilles.
Mri would be able to tell if rupture is present and how much gap is between the two ends.

In brief: Achilles

After the truma if a torn achilles is present you would be able to feel a void or dell in the achilles.
Mri would be able to tell if rupture is present and how much gap is between the two ends.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry

In brief: Achilles injury

Symptoms of achilles’ tendon injury include: weakness, and lack of push-off strength, instability and difficulty to walk, swelling around the area, more apparent when compared to the other leg, sometimes pain around the area of rupture, sometimes there is a noticeable dell or depression in the area where there used to be a heel cord.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10672931.htm.

In brief: Achilles injury

Symptoms of achilles’ tendon injury include: weakness, and lack of push-off strength, instability and difficulty to walk, swelling around the area, more apparent when compared to the other leg, sometimes pain around the area of rupture, sometimes there is a noticeable dell or depression in the area where there used to be a heel cord.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10672931.htm.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Achilles tendon hurt

There are a number of things that can happen: you feel a gap in your achilles tendon, you have pain with walking, you have a hard time rising on your toes.

In brief: Achilles tendon hurt

There are a number of things that can happen: you feel a gap in your achilles tendon, you have pain with walking, you have a hard time rising on your toes.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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