Achilles tendon pain can be caused by it’s completely or partially rupture. In this situation the lower limb’s mobility and walking are difficult. A fissure usually occurs at about 3.8 cm to 6.4 cm above of its insertion point into of the heel. Some experts believe that the Achilles tendon pain is caused by the cracks that occur with predilection in this area, because of a limited blood flow. Achilles tendon pain due to its rupture can be treated by:
Surgical treatment, followed by a rehabilitation program for total recovery of the tendon’s function
Use of splints, plaster boot or other device to keep the lower leg immobilized, this method leads to tendon healing, but it may develop fragility and because of this at anytime a new fracture may occur.
The Achilles tendon pain may be reduced through physiotherapy or other rehabilitation program, which also restores flexibility and strength of the leg. If tendon rupture is not treated, when the first signs of weakness or of the sensation similar to walking through sand, it will lead to intense Achilles tendon pain. Eventually walking becomes close to impossible.
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