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Achilles Tendon Rupture

Achilles Tendon Rupture

Description Of The Injury: The Achilles tendon is the primary connection between the calf muscles and the heel. This area of the body has been known to be a spot prone to injury. The Achilles tendon arises from the calf muscles that includes gastrocnemius and the soleus. The tendon then inserts into the back of the heel. Research and information suggests that this injury usually occurs to do a tension strength that exceeds the limit of the Achilles tendon, resulting in a tear or complete rupture.

Injury Symptoms: An initial symptom that may occur is an audible popping or snapping as the injury occurs. This is often followed by pain, severe swelling at the heel, an inability to bend your foot downward and an inability to stand on your toes.

Additional Information

Home Treatments:

An Achilles tendon rupture cannot be treated using general home method of resting, icing, and compressing the area. However, this method may be beneficial right after the actual injury as a way to reduce the pain and immediate swelling. Ultimately, a doctor will have to be consulted and either a cast will be used or surgery will be advised.

Professional Medical Treatments:

An Achilles tendon rupture usually requires surgical repair followed by 12 weeks of cast use. The length of recovery depends on the severity of the tear. Afterward, the use of a modified shoe may be needed for several weeks, and physical therapy focusing on recovering the range of motion and strength may be advised.

Physical Therapy and Exercises:

Maintaining a well stretched and strong Achilles tendon and calf muscle will help in the recovery of this injury and the prevention of it re-occurring in the future. The standing calf raise exercise should be used to help keep the calf muscle strong and the isometric

Exercise Techniques to Prevent Injury:

There are several minor ways to prevent this injury from occurring. When playing a sport or exercising, try to do so on a soft surface which is less strenuous on the foot. Wear the right shoes and soles and try to maintain peak physical condition for whichever exercise or sport is being performed. Always warm up and cool down after each sport or exercise bout. ?????????? ??????????? ???? ???????? ? ?????? ?????????, ???????? ?? JanetCams.com ? ????????? ? ?????????? ?? ????? ????, ?????? ? ??? ????? ?????? ? ?????? ????? ???????? ??? ???? ??????????? ????????, ????????? ?????? ? ????????? ?????????.