Achilles tendon symptoms 

A completely ruptured Achilles tendon is often repaired surgically. Surgery is followed by immobilization in a plaster cast for up to nine weeks. Following this immobilization period, the Achilles will need intense rehabilitation followed by a strengthening program. These will be completed under supervision a sports medicine professional.

Prevention of Achilles Tendon Injuries

  • A warm up and stretch should always conduct before and after activity to prevent injury.
  • If discomfort occurs, then the activity should stop immediately.
  • The eccentric strengthening program that forms the basis of rehabilitation exercises can also help with prevention of injury.
  • If the injury recurs, then the person should seek medical attention immediately.
  • Training errors should avoid and the intensity, duration and frequency of training should carefully watch and gradually progressed with no sudden increases.
  • Muscle strength and flexibility should keep up through regular strengthening and stretching sessions.
  • The training surface should be right to the sport and it is brown discharge during pregnancy important to use the correct footwear.

Achilles Tendinopathy is graded from 1 - 4 according to severity.

Grade of Achilles tendon symptoms

1) Pain after running only

2) Pain before and after running

3) Pain with activity causing a decrease in volume of activity

4) Pain during everyday activities

Achilles tendon causes pain and may cause swelling over the Achilles tendon. The tendon is tender and swollen. You will have pain when you rise up on your toes and pain when you stretch the tendon. The range of motion of your ankle is limited. When the tendon tears or ruptures, you may feel a pop. If there is a complete tear, you will be unable to lift your heel of the ground or point your toes. The symptoms associated with Achilles tendon include:

  • Feels Pain, aching, stiffness, soreness, or tenderness within the tendon. This may occur anywhere along the tendon's path, begins with the narrow area above the heel, up to the region below the calf muscles. Often pain appears upon arising in the morning or after periods of rest, then improves somewhat with motion but later worsens with increased activity.
  • When the sides of the tendon squeezed, tenderness, or sometimes-intense pain arises. There is less tenderness, however, when pressing directly on the back of the tendon.
  • When the disorder progresses to degeneration, the tendon enlarges and may develop nodules in the area where the tissue is damage. Until recently, this condition was referring to as tendinitis. However, research has found that this type of injury does not involve inflammation and is most likely due to a series of micro tears (tendinosis) that weaken the tendon. Symptoms of Achilles Tendinopathy may include:
  • Mild to severe pain in the Achilles tendon area
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness in the Achilles tendon area (tenderness may be more noticeable in the morning)
  • Stiffness that may diminish as the tendon warms up with use
  • Decreased strength and movement; a feeling of sluggishness in the leg