Omaha Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair

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Achilles Tendon Rupture Replacement Information

Learn about Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair in Omaha, Ne

achillies rupture repairAchilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of the leg near the heel.

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump.

Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses from running and jumping, it is also prone to tendinitis, a condition associated with overuse and degeneration.

Simply defined, tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or disease, and often causes swelling, pain, or irritation. There are two types of Achilles tendinitis, based upon which part of the tendon is inflamed.

Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair

Common symptoms of Achilles tendinitis include:
> Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon in the morning
> Pain along the tendon or back of the heel that worsens with activity
> Severe pain the day after exercising
> Thickening of the tendon
> Bone spur (insertional tendinitis)
> Swelling that is present all the time and gets worse throughout the day with activity

If you have experienced a sudden “pop” in the back of your calf or heel, you may have ruptured (torn) your Achilles tendon. See your doctor immediately if you think you may have torn your tendon.

**Call the office of Dr. Darren Keiser to set up an appointment & learn if Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair is right for you.