Achilles Tendon Tear
What is an Achilles Tendon Tear and how is it treated?
Call Us (360) 570 3460
What is an Achilles Tendon Tear?
The Achilles tendon attaches to the calf muscle to the heel and is especially important because it used when to walk, run, jump, and stand on your toes. A partial or complete tear of the Achilles tendon can be problematic. Tears are commonly caused by overuse, falls from heights, and stepping into holes.
The symptoms of a tear may include the following:
- Heel pain
- Calf pain
- Weakness (inability to push off when walking)
Many patients hear a loud pop or snap when an Achilles tendon tear occurs, but not all of these tears produce a sound. Patients who suspect they have an Achilles tear should seek medical treatment. The Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates have provided countless patients with Achilles tears with a treatment solution.
How is it treated?
Complete Achilles tendon tears usually require surgical intervention. The Foot and Ankle Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are experts in performing Achilles tendon repair surgery. This procedure is used to reconnect the ends of the torn tendon to create a stable tendon. Following surgery, Physical Therapy helps patients stretch their repaired tendon and regain strength.
Should I Make An Appointment?
Patients who are ready to receive specialized care that results in symptom relief can request an appointment online or call our office.
Call Us Today! (360) 709-6230
Recent Patient Testimonials
Remembering to Warm Up & Cool Down Can Keep You From Needing R.I.C.E or ROC Whether you are a student athlete, weekend warrior, or just trying some new seasonal sport... make sure you stretch and warm up your muscles before you begin your activity (cooling...
Are You Working From Home? Here's How to Look after Your Body Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. While working from home definitely has its benefits, it...
A Holistic Approach to Orthopaedic Medicine—with Dr. Moore “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery” “When I talk to a patient after surgery, my goal is that they are happy to have had surgery,” says Dr. Milan...
Planning a Fall Hike? Here's How to Avoid an Injury With autumn approaching, many people are excited to dive into fall activities. With autumn approaching, many people are excited to dive into fall activities. One of the best ways to get outdoors and soak in the fall...
10 Fun Ways to Stay Active in the Pacific Northwest There’s never been a better time to get outside and soak up nature. Fortunately, we live in a gorgeous area with almost unlimited options for adventure. From beautiful nature trails and scenic bike paths to amazing...
Walk With A Doc Strolls on Through the PandemicLast month, Dr. Borders kicked off Olympia's own Walk With a Doc Program. The idea behind the program is to get community members of all ages moving outside. Due to the pandemic, Dr. Borders’ inaugural walk was a little...
Olympia Orthopaedic Associates provides MRI scans in order to provide accurate diagnoses for a variety of conditions. An MRI is a harmless, non-invasive test that uses a strong magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to produce images of the inside of your body.
The Oly Ortho Urgent Care Comes to the RescueOn May 10th, eight-year-old Tucker Jones was running through the sprinkler when he suddenly slipped, lurched forward, and landed on his left arm. It was obvious to his parents, Dan Jones and Kati Halmos, that Tucker was in...
You’re Invited to Get Moving with “Walk with a Doc” with Dr. Leila BordersDr. Leila Borders does more than talk the talk. She walks the walk, and she's inviting the rest of the community to join her as she brings the Walk with a Doc (WWAD) program to town. Dr. Borders...
Are You Ready To Take The Next Steps?
We encourage you to contact our care coordinators or make an appointment with one of our Board-Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Specialists at Olympia Orthopaedics.
Call Us Today! (360) 570 3460