An Achilles tendon rupture is a tear in the tendon that connects your calf muscle to your heel bone. A tear can be either partial or complete depending on the severity of the injury. While the initial treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture is different for each patient, the recovery is likely to take several months. Thankfully, our home doctor service for Achilles tendon ruptures in Marbella is on hand to support you throughout your recovery. We'll help you strengthen your tendon again and work with you until you return to your previous level of fitness.
Most people with an Achilles tendon rupture develop the injury while playing sport or exercising. When the tendon tears, you'll feel a sharp and severe pain that comes on suddenly. You may also hear a snapping or popping sound as the tendon tears, The pain will eventually settle to a dull ache, and you may experience some swelling and bruising. You may find that after the injury you're unable to put your full weight on your ankle or stand on your tiptoes.
If you have any of the symptoms and think you've ruptured your Achilles tendon, you should see a doctor urgently. Call on our home doctor service for Achilles tendon rupture in Marbella to get your injury assessed so that we can work on a treatment and recovery plan with you.
As part of your recovery, our home doctor service for Achilles tendon rupture in Marbella will work with you to gradually increase the strength in your Achilles tendon. To do this, we'll give you a series of exercises designed to increase the range of movement and strength in your lower leg. Over time, we'll start to increase these exercises until your tendon has healed.
We'll give you all the advice you need on how long it will take to get back to playing sports or doing regular exercises. Most people get back to jogging and non-contact sports within four or five months of the rupture. However, this varies from person to person, and it may take longer before you're ready to take on contact sports again. In some, rare cases, patients find they're unable to return to their previous sports at all, but with a full recovery, this shouldn't be the case.
Depending on what you do for your day job, you may need to take time off to allow the tendon to heal properly. Most people with physical jobs find they need to take between four and eight weeks off work. If you work in an office and spend most of your day sitting, you may be able to go back to work sooner.
Whatever your situation, our home doctor service for Achilles tendon rupture in Marbella will be on hand to help you through your recovery.