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Achilles Tendon Repair

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Your Achilles tendon is a tough fibrous cord that brings the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone together. When you over exert this tendon through physical activity, it can tear or rupture fully or partially. When this happens, it is normal to hear a pop followed by instantaneous sharp pain where the tendon exists.

Symptoms:

  • Pain (Sound of snapping when the tendon ruptures)
  • Swelling near the tendon region
  • Difficulty with flexibility of foot and leg
  • Difficulty with standing

Treatments:

  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Cast, brace or splint
  • Physical therapy