An Achilles tendon rupture is a painful, traumatic injury that occurs when your foot is suddenly and forcefully strained. Usually the pain is immediate and severe. You may hear a “pop” when it occurs. You feel it in the back of the foot, above the heel bone. The ankle will swell and most likely bruise. You may not be able to walk or bear weight on the affected foot. Since the tendon is needed to push off the ground and rise up on your toes, you probably won’t be able to do either.
If you have an Achilles tendon rupture, you’ll need treatment right away to prevent complications or permanent weakness from developing. Contact us at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona to have your tendon evaluated and begin treatment. You can reach us by filling out the website contact form, calling, or sending us a fax: for the Chandler office, call (480) 963-9000 or fax (480) 963-0375; for the Gilbert location, call (480) 981-1800 or fax (480) 981-0229.