The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. When doing activities like basketball or tennis, it is exposed to up to 10 times your body weight of force as you’re jumping or landing. Sometimes that force can cause the Achilles tendon to rupture or tear. In the following video, I cover more about different treatment options, recovery from Achilles tendon repair surgery and more:
Patients with other foot and ankle conditions may find the following information helpful:
- Ankle Arthritis: What are the Non-Surgical Treatment Options?
- Ankle Surgery: What is Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion?
- Ankle Replacement: What are the benefits?
About the Author: Stanley Bowling, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the foot and ankle, shoulder, and knee, as well as trauma and fractures.
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Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. I believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing ankle pain, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.