Achilles Tendon Surgery

The Achilles tendon is prone to injury and pain due to the enormous demand the body places on it during physical activity and certain anatomical factors that leave it less able to repair itself after injury.

The Achilles tendon is not only the largest tendon in our body, it is also the strongest, having the ability to withstand up to 1,000 lbs of force! The Achilles tendon is prone to injury and pain due to the enormous demand the body places on it during physical activity and certain anatomical factors that leave it less able to repair itself after injury. Most cases of Achilles pain can be treated through physical therapy and orthotics but when the tendon becomes torn, ruptured or has developed significant scar tissue then surgery becomes an option to discuss with your doctor. All symptoms should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by your podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to exclude any underlying serious condition

What Is the Achilles Tendon?

Achilles Tendon Surgery NYC

Tendons are rope-like structures that connect your muscles to your bones. When your muscle contracts, it pulls on the tendon, which in turn moves the joint. Your Achilles tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in your body allowing your body to perform incredible things like sprinting and jumping. The force needed to push your foot down when you walk or run is generated by your Achilles tendon. This tendon is very strong and very taut. If you overstretch the tendon, it can tear or even completely rupture. Most often, this injury happens during recreational sports activities. If the tendon is torn or ruptured, Achilles tendon rupture surgery may be recommended depending on your activity level and other factors. Injuries require a prompt visit to a podiatrist who will recommend an appropriate Achilles tendinitis treatment.

Causes of Achilles Tendon Tear

Achilles tendon tears can be caused by excessive force or strain on the tendon. Some of the most common causes of Achilles tendon tears are:

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