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Achilles tendon rupture

An Achilles tendon rupture descibes the tear of the Achilles tendon. It occurs in a sudden contraction of the calf muscles with great force, for example in sports or great physical effort. This rupture can be treated surgically or conservatively with immobilizing bandages. A partial rupture is not treated by surgery, but has to be kept immobile for 2-6 weeks.

Injuries to the Achilles tendon are treated physiotherapically with the focus on regaining full joint mocility and muscular buil-up. This treatment can take several month to complete.

An Achilles tendon rupture — or suture (after the surgery) can be treated with physiotherapy, electrotherapy, Kinesiotape, trigger point therapy and MTT.

Tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon

An Achilles tendon tendinopathy is considered on of the degenerative diseases and the treatment depends on the stage of the tendinopathy. Discuss the treatment options with your therapist or doctor.