How do I know my Achilles tendon isn't ruptured?

Any Achilles tendon injury should be seen by your podiatrist. What may seem like an inflammation can be a partial rupture of the tendon. In our Houston podiatry office, we work with many imaging centers to get you an MRI quickly. It's important to know if there is a partial rupture of the tendon, since it will be weakened and can progress to a complete rupture.

A complete rupture of the Achilles tendon is a dramatic injury. It feels like someone kicked you in the back of the leg followed by severe pain. Complete ruptures usually require surgery to repair and you should never wait to get it examined.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.