First let me show you some pictures of MRI showing a tear in Achilles tendon.

torn achilles tendon

Achilles tendon ruptures usually happen to middle aged athletes.  Most of the time these people have not been training or have done little training.

There are such things as partial and full Achilles tendon ruptures.   These happen during sports in most cases.  Sports that require eccentric stretching like, sprinting and some racquet sports.  Middle and long distance runners are common athletes that will get partial ruptures.

MRI Showing Tear Achilles Tendon MRI Showing Tear Achilles Tendon

Rupture or tears of the Achilles tendon is a common injury in healthy, young, active individuals. The rupture is usually spontaneous and most common in individuals in between the ages 25-50 years.

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Treatment for Tear/Torn Achilles Tendon

There is nothing better than rest and icing for your post injury routine.  You will need to allow the Achilles tendon tear to completely heal.  If you rush the healing process then you risk the possibility of a recurrence.

Ruptured Achilles Tendon
mri ruptured achilles tendon

How Long will Treatment for Ruptured Achilles Tendon Take

Treatment with this type of device may take as long as 6 months to completely heal a tendon. This is usually followed by a rehabilitation program that helps you regain strength and flexibility in the tendon and leg. Treatments for a tear are similar to tendonitis. It may take longer since it is more severe than tendinitis. Treatment for severe problems, such as a torn or ruptured tendon, may include surgery or a cast, splint, brace, walking boot, or other device that keeps the lower leg from moving. Exercise, either in physical therapy or in a rehab program, can help the lower leg get strong and flexible again.

Treatment for torn or ruptured Achilles tendon can take up to 6 months to properly heal the tendon.  You will then need to take part in some type of rehab program to strengthen and gain flexibility in the tendon and the leg.

Treatments for a tear of Achilles tendon are similar to tendonitis.  It is going to take longer to heal because it is more severe than just tendonitis.

For more severe ruptures and tears or torn Achilles tendon, you may need to have surgery to repair it properly.   Surgically repaired tendons heal stronger with less chance of rupturing again.  You may also be required to have a cast, splint, brace, walking boot or some other type of device that is going to keep the lower leg from moving.

Exercise during physical therapy or when you are in a rehabilitation program will help the lower leg to become strong and more flexible.

As you can see from the MRI showing tear Achilles tendon that is is quite serious and will take some time to heal.

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