Achilles Tendon Rupture or Tear - Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB
Last Updated on Oct 01, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who treats Achilles tendon injuries?

An orthopedic surgeon treats this injury.

2. How can you prevent Achilles tendon tear or rupture?

To prevent this injury follow these tips
  • Stretch / strengthen calf muscles.
  • Do different exercises. Alternate high-impact sports with low-impact sports. Avoid activities that puts excessive stress on Achilles tendons.
  • Choose running surfaces that are not hard or slippery surfaces.
  • Wear proper shoes while exercising or sporting

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Except sports..What are all the other reasons for achilles tendon rupture????

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