Achilles Tendon Injuries are caused due to extreme sports and physical activities, as well as falls or injuries which can lead to torn tendons. Owing to the damage to the tendons, the patient may suffer from a variety of symptoms including pain along the foot and the heel, especially during motion, as well as acute pain while stretching the ankle.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES DIAGNOSED?
To diagnose the Achilles Tendon injury the surgeon will examine the foot and ankle to evaluate the movement and condition of the tendon. He may want you to walk or run to get to the exact problem what must have contributed to the injury. In severe conditions x-ray or other imaging tests are conducted for the diagnosis.
HOW IS ACHILLES TENDON INJURIES TREATED?
The treatment for Achilles tendon injury includes: • Immobilization • Ice • Oral medications • Orthotics • Night splints • Physical therapy • Rest In severe cases a surgery may be recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
People involved in activities like dancing, gymnastics, running, are more prone to Achilles injuries. Stepping up while running or walking too quickly can also cause Achilles injury in adults and kids.