Complete Achilles tendon rupture
Rehab training of the injury

Rehab of partial Achilles tendon rupture and post-cast / post-operation complete Achilles tendon rupture.

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You should pay attention to training the rest of the body so you do not lose your current mobility, stability and strength. Then find out what you can do from workouts and work out according to the level you have. Exercise of the rest of the body accelerates healing of your injury, among other things due to increased nerve activity and circuits.

Description of complete Achilles tendon rupture

Achilles tendon rupture is one of the most common forms of ruptures in sports. The injury is always acute and is often associated with eccentric contraction (decelerating muscle activity). Complete rupture of the Achilles tendon usually occurs in patients with age-related degenerative changes in the tendon, which is then subjected to severe stress or overload. Those affected by this form of injury are often athletes who, after shorter or longer periods without training, have resumed training.

Symptoms of complete Achilles tendon rupture
  • In acute cases the athlete often times will feel a snap.
  • Cannot walk or stand on toes.
  • Cannot move the foot upwards (dorsal flexion).
  • When pressure is applied to the gastrocnemius muscle, there is no reaction in the tendon (Thomsen test).
  • Increased swelling due to bleeding which will eventually cause discoloration of the skin on the back of the calf and foot.
  • Defect / hole in the tendon can often be felt.
Examination of complete Achilles tendon rupture

An expert will examine the Achilles tendon and check for the following conditions:

  • Analysis / Inspection / Palpation / ROM, visual and physical comparison with opposite side.
  • Thomsen test.
Treatment of complete Achilles tendon rupture

A complete tear of the Achilles tendon has to undergo operation and cannot be treated conservatively. After surgery, a cast will be worn for 6-8 weeks. Sometimes wearing a cast may be sufficient treatment, but a careful and precise rehabilitation period is required.

The most important point to focus on during the period following the injury is to continue exercising and training the rest of the body until rehabilitation of the injury itself is possible.

Rehab training of the injury

Rehab of partial Achilles tendon rupture and post-cast / post-operation complete Achilles tendon rupture.

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