The Achilles tendon is a rigid fibrous cord that joins the calf muscles with the heel bone. The rupture of the Achilles tendon causes a pop sound along with severe pain in the back of the lower leg and swelling in the heel. A partial rupture of the Achilles tendon can heal on its own, whereas a complete rupture of the Achilles tendon can be managed surgically.
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I ruptured my Achilles tendon some days ago and had a cast the same day. When should I start physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, I ruptured my Achilles tendon some days ago and was cast in the emergency room on the same day. Although the foot was positioned down, it was not in a full equinus position. After 10 days, the orthopedic surgeon cast me correctly. Currently, I am taking medications Citalopram, Pantopra... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As it is two weeks and the cast plaster of Paris has been removed, you can start physiotherapy sessions with an expert physiotherapist. Slowly it would help if you put weight on the ankle and foot but not fully. As th... Read Full »