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How do you know if you have a ruptured Achilles tendon?

When the Achilles tendon ruptures, you will experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sudden pain in the back of the ankle or calf
  • A popping or snapping sensation in the back of the ankle or calf
  • Swelling in the back of the leg between the heel and the calf
  • Difficulty walking, especially upstairs or uphill
  • Difficulty standing on tiptoe
  • Bruising of the back of the ankle or calf

What is the Achilles tendon and what does it do?

What is a ruptured Achilles tendon?

How does a ruptured Achilles tendon happen?

Can you still walk with a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Is a ruptured Achilles tendon an emergency?

Is a ruptured Achilles tendon worse than a torn Achilles tendon?

How do you treat a ruptured Achilles tendon? (What is the best treatment?)

Do you need surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon? (Or can it heal on its own?)

How long does it take to recover from a ruptured Achilles tendon?

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