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Achilles Tendon Rupture: Symptoms And Causes

, Achilles Tendon Rupture: Symptoms And Causes

Although more common in those playing sports, achilles tendon ruptures can happen to anyone.
Here’s how a biokineticist will spot and treat it…

5 signs of achilles tendon rupture   

  1. A snapping sensation when the tendon tears
  2. Severe pain in the back of the ankle
  3. Swelling
  4. Inability to rise on the toes
  5. Difficulty walking 


How does a biokineticist treat achilles tendon rupture? 

  • ​​Surgery is often performed to repair the rupture. But, nonsurgical treatment is also effective in certain cases. Our Johannesburg- and Cape Town-based biokineticists will do a physical assessment to determine your limitations.
    Biokineticists take a holistic approach to treatment, which means looking at your entire structure to locate the cause of your injury. 
  • Meaning, if you only treat your achilles tendon injury, you could be ignoring other physical structures in need of treatment, which could be involved with your achilles tendon rupture. 
  • After determining the cause of the achilles injury, your biokineticist will tailor an exercise programme to help strengthen your lower limbs. 


If you’ve suffered an injury, are recovering from surgery or an illness, or just can’t exercise without pain, then you need to see a 
biokineticistBodyBack matches you up with our expert biokineticists, in Johannesburg and Cape Town, who will do a thorough physical assessment to establish the cause of your pain, and prescribe an appropriate programme to improve your performance and overall well-being. 

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