Tendon ruptures can be extremely painful but with the right treatment, you can recover from your injury and regain use of the ruptured tendon. If you are recovering from a ruptured tendon, let us help you find prolonged relief from the pain. With our expertise in sports medicine and foot and ankle care, we can help you avoid injury if you have tendinitis and are at increased risk of tendon rupture.
If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or have previously injured your Achilles tendon or Posterial tibial tendon, you are at a higher risk of tendon rupture. Additionally, older people are at greater risk of tendon rupture because of decreased blood supply and general weakening of the tendons. People who receive steroid injections or take quinoline antibiotics such as ciprofloxin and levofloxin are also at a higher risk. Athletes and people who frequently lift heavy objects have a higher chance of experiencing a tendon rupture.
While tendonitis can increase a person’s risk of tendon rupture, anyone can experience tendon rupture if impact to the foot is severe. Tendon ruptures generally occur due to a direct blow to the tendon, an awkward fall, or sudden force or strain being placed on the foot.
It is important to seek immediate medical care if you have ruptured a tendon. Waiting for treatment can severely compromise the tendon’s ability to fully heal due to the buildup of scar tissue and decreased blood flow. While a partial tendon tear may be treated with prolonged rest and physical therapy, a complete tendon rupture usually requires immediate surgery. Prolonged physical therapy is necessary for an effective recovery from tendon rupture.