Symptoms and Treatment for Torn Achilles Tendons

Expert Evaluation of Achilles Tendon Injuries

Orthopedic specialist examining a patient’s achilles tendon by testing range of motion.

If you overstretch your Achilles tendon while running and jumping, it could tear or rupture. A torn achilles makes it difficult or impossible to walk, and it is vitally important an accurate diagnosis is delivered in an effective, timely fashion.

EmergeOrtho’s expertise provides comprehensive, compassionate care performed by some of the most highly skilled physicians in the Southeast. Our goal is to provide an outstanding patient experience by helping you emerge from treatment stronger.

Torn Achilles Symptoms

  • A popping sound followed by intense and sudden pain
  • Pain or stiffness in your heel or calf, particularly in the morning or after physical activity
  • Intense pain the day after exercising
  • Inability to stand
  • Difficulty or inability to walk
  • Pain and swelling that gets progressively worse during the day

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our skilled orthopedists as soon as possible.

Treatment for a Ruptured or Torn Achilles Tendon

Repair of Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Surgical options involve stitching the torn tendon together and reinforcing it with other tendons if needed. Our surgeons are leading specialists in minimally invasive surgery, which means a quicker recovery, enabling you to get back to your daily activities as soon as safely possible.

We will be glad to discuss your treatment plan to see if this is the right option for you.

Achilles reconstruction

In more severe cases, surgery is needed to reconstruct the torn achilles.

While there are several different surgical methods, in general, your orthopedic surgeon uses sutures to hold together the torn ends of the tendon. This usually involves an incision on the back of the lower leg. In many cases, this can be performed as an outpatient procedure.

At EmergeOrtho, we guide our patients through the complete recovery process, combining advanced medical technology with the skills of our board-certified and board-eligible providers. Whether you can heal with nonsurgical treatment or need surgical intervention, we welcome the opportunity to serve you.

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