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ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE
Achilles Tendon rupture is the tear of the Achilles Tendon due to overstretching and can be both partial and complete. Most people will have pain or swelling near the heel of the injured leg. Some also have discomfort while pushing the injured leg when walking while some others may experience difficulty in standing on the toe of the injured leg. Hearing a pop or snap when the rupture takes place is also not unheard of.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis will be done by an Orthopedic specialist who will ask about a pop or a snap at the time of the injury. This specialist will also put you through a physical examination and ask you to stand on tiptoe and report anything amiss when you do so. An MRI Scan may also be recommended.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE TREATED?
Surgery is an option that can fix such a rupture. But non-surgical methods like elevation of the heel and muscle strengthening exercises may also be recommended. Pain killers can also help in pain relief.
DID YOU KNOW?
Achilles Tendon rupture can be prevented by simple measures such as carefully increasing the intensity of the exercise, choosing the running surface with care, varying the exercise and strengthening of the calf muscles.