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?
Diagnosing an Achilles Tendon rupture involves physical examination of the lower leg by your orthopaedic. The doctor would look or swelling or tenderness. If the doctor suspects a rupture, an X-ray or MRI will help tell about the extent of rupture.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE TREATED?
Treatment includes stretching, painkilling drugs, medicines for reducing inflammation, Homeopathy, physical therapies, using ice bags to reduce pains, ultrasound heat therapies, deep massages, wearing braces at night, surgery followed by rehab under extreme cases.
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.