Achilles Tendon Ruptures -- What Happens

I think everybody is still disheartened after Richard Sherman’s Achilles tendon rupture. An Achilles tendon rupture can take a significant amount of time to recover from. We see quite a few people on an annual basis that rupture their Achilles tendon often times playing basketball or football. The majority of people relate a popping sensation or pulling in the back of the leg. It is extremely difficult to walk afterwards and a weakness is usually present. The majority of people are surgical candidates for Achilles tendon ruptures as the outcomes are better with this type of repair.

Achilles tendon ruptures are usually preceded by pain and swelling in the Achilles, that often times if left untreated can lead to rupture. There are a lot of great stretching and strengthening exercises that can be beneficial for an Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the thickest strongest tendon in the human body and it’s important to take proper care of it. If you suffer from pain in your Achilles tendon we have a lot of great modalities to help relieve these symptoms and get keep you active.

If you are experiencing any foot or heel pain, do not hesitate to call us at 425-391-8666 or contact us online.

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