Achilles Tendon Pain

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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Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon connects the heel and the calf muscles. It is the largest tendon in the body and allows the fingers to do the required actions while walking or running.

The most common diseases include:

Achilles tendonitis includes:
Achilles tendon inflammation (tendonitis)
Tendonitis resulted from a series of small cracks (crazing) located inside the tendon edges.
In most cases the pain is the result of Achilles tendonitis. The Achilles tendonitis is a term no longer used by specialists. Some of them still use the word “tendonitis” to describe lesions of the tendon.

Achilles tendon rupture or laceration
Achilles tendon can be broken partially or completely. While a partial rupture can be completely asymptomatic which can cause mild symptoms, a complete rupture causes pain and a sudden loss of strength and mobility of the affected leg.
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