An Achilles tendon rupture describes the tear of the Achilles tendon. It occurs when the calf musculature is suddenly tensed and a great deal of force is applied, for example during sport or physical exertion. A rupture can be treated surgically or conservatively with immobilising bandages. A partial rupture is not operated on, but immobilised for two to six weeks.
Injuries of the Achilles tendon are treated physiotherapeutically with the focus of regaining full joint mobility and muscular build-up. This treatment can take several months.
An Achilles tendon rupture or a suture (after the operation) can be treated with physiotherapy, electrotherapy, kinesio tape, trigger point therapy and MTT.
Tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon
This is one of the degenerative diseases. The treatment depends on the stage of tendinopathy. Treatment options should be discussed with your doctor or therapist.