Symptoms: What does Achilles Tendon Rupture feel like?
- You may hear or feel a pop, followed by pain in the back of the leg
- Your ability to walk may be affected
- Crampy pain in the calf muscles
- Difficulty with pointing toes or pushing off with walking
- No signs or symptoms, although rare
- Classic presentation is a 45 year old man playing basketball. He comes down with a rebound tries to run down the floor but falls down and is sure that someone kicked him in the back of his ankle.
Evaluation: How is Achilles Tendon Rupture diagnosed?
History and physical examination: Feeling a defect in the tendon and no foot movement with squeezing the calf are usually diagnostic
Imaging: If there is a question about the extent or location of your injury, MRI, ultrasound or X-ray can be used to aid in diagnosis.
Recovery: What Can Be Expected?
The following physicians specialize in the treatment of Achilles Tendon Rupture:
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