What is Achilles Tendon Partial Tear?

Tearing of the tendon that connects the calf muscles to your heel bone can occur if the tendon is strained beyond its limits. This injury is typically associated with athletic events and occurs suddenly, often following a step or pivot with the affected leg. Patients will typically feel a “pop” or “snap” in the back of their leg along with a sudden, sharp pain. Walking, running, and standing may be severely limited following a tear of the Achilles tendon. Symptoms also include pain and swelling around the back of the heel and an inability to stand on your toes on the affected side.

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Symptoms of Achilles Tendon Partial Tear?

  • Pain and swelling around any portion of the ankle
  • Pain with standing, walking, or running
  • Limited movement of the ankle
  • Pain on the bottom of the foot or into the shin
  • Loss of balance and stability while upright

Causes of Achilles Tendon Partial Tear

Achilles tendon ruptures are typically caused by a sudden, intense movement that places stress on the calf muscle. Middle-aged adults are prone to this type of injury during athletic activity.

Achilles Tendon Partial Tear Solutions in NJ

Here at Performance Rehabilitation, we have many options to treat your achilles tendon partial tear, including non-surgical and surgical.

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