Heel Pain 101

Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Rupture

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, but it can still rupture and when it does it is a serious injury. Recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture depends on the severity of the injury, but it can be 6-12 months before some people return to full activity. Some people will never return to their full activity and strength after an injury like this. 

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Is Nonsurgical Treatment Better In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures Or Surgical Treatment?

In a meta-analysis published in the December issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, the question of how nonsurgical treatment compares to surgical treatment for an acute ruptured Achilles tendon is addressed and the findings are surprising.  

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