How long does it take to fully recover from an Achilles tendon?

Generally, the outlook is good. However, the tendon does take time to heal, usually about six to eight weeks. More time will be needed after this to allow the muscles to regain their normal strength after being in a plaster cast or a brace (orthosis).
A.

Can you still walk with a torn Achilles tendon?

The Achilles tendon is at the back of the heel. It can be ruptured by sudden force on the foot or ankle. If your Achilles tendon is ruptured you will be unable to stand on tiptoe and will have a flat-footed walk.
  • How long does it take for a tendon to heal after surgery?

    The repaired tendon will usually be back to full strength after about 12 weeks, but it can take up to six months to regain the full range of movement. In some cases, it may never be possible to move the affected finger or thumb as much as before it was damaged.
  • Can you still walk with a torn Achilles tendon?

    The Achilles tendon is at the back of the heel. It can be ruptured by sudden force on the foot or ankle. If your Achilles tendon is ruptured you will be unable to stand on tiptoe and will have a flat-footed walk.
  • Do you need surgery for a partially torn Achilles tendon?

    Key points to remember. You can treat an Achilles tendon rupture with surgery or by using a cast, splint, brace, walking boot, or other device that will keep your lower leg and ankle from moving (immobilization). Both surgery and immobilization are usually successful.
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How long does it take to recover from a torn Achilles injury?

At some point as you recover, your doctor will ask you to begin moving your heel. This may be as soon as 2 to 3 weeks or as long 6 weeks after your injury. With the help of physical therapy, most people can return to normal activity in 4 to 6 months.
  • How long does it take to recover from a torn Achilles injury?

    At some point as you recover, your doctor will ask you to begin moving your heel. This may be as soon as 2 to 3 weeks or as long 6 weeks after your injury. With the help of physical therapy, most people can return to normal activity in 4 to 6 months.
  • What does it feel like when you tear your Achilles tendon?

    It lets you point your toes toward the floor and raise up on your tiptoes. It's common for this tendon to get injured. It can be mild or moderate and feel like a burning pain or stiffness in that part of your leg. If the pain is severe, your Achilles tendon may be partly torn or completely ruptured.
  • How do you stretch your Achilles?

    Place the other leg, with the knee bent, in front of the straight leg and push your hips toward the wall. Stretch your calf to the point where you feel a strong pull but no pain. Do not let your heels come off the ground. Hold the position for 10 seconds, then relax.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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