achilles tendon rupture

What is the recovery time for an Achilles tendon rupture?

The recovery time for an Achilles tendon rupture will vary a lot and will depend on the severity of the injury and the individual’s overall health, fitness level and commitment to the rehabilitation. Generally, recovery from an Achilles tendon rupture involves a period of immobilization with or without surgery followed by physical therapy and rehabilitation.

For minor to moderate Achilles tendon tears, recovery time can range from a few weeks to several months. During this time, the affected foot and ankle may need to be immobilized in a cast or brace to allow the tendon to heal. After the immobilization period, physical therapy will be necessary to regain strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the affected ankle.

For more severe Achilles tendon ruptures, such as those that require surgical repair, recovery time can be longer, typically taking 6-12 months. In these cases, physical therapy and rehabilitation are even more important to regain strength and flexibility and to prevent further injury.

These times are only averages and can vary depending on the individual and the specific circumstances of the injury, so it is difficult to be too specific about an individual’s recovery time.

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