Achilles tendon rupture

  • Complete tear of the tendon at the back of the ankle
  • Symptoms may include pain when flexing the ankle, sound of tendon tearing and difficulty standing or walking
  • Cause most often due to strenuous activity, overuse, injury or corticosteroid use
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but most common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age
  • Severe and requires immediate medical attention
  • May require surgery

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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