Achilles tendinopathy may include:
- Pain in the back of the heel, in the
Achilles tendon area. Pain may be mild or severe, and swelling may
- Tenderness in the Achilles tendon area. Tenderness may be
more noticeable in the morning.
- Stiffness that goes away as the
tendon warms up with use.
- Decreased strength and movement, or a
feeling of sluggishness in the leg.
Symptoms of an
Achilles tendon rupture may include:
- A sudden, sharp pain that feels like a direct
hit to the Achilles tendon. There may be a pop when the rupture occurs. This
may be followed by swelling and bruising.
- Heel pain (may be
- Not being able to go on tiptoe with the hurt leg.
If you have a partial rupture (tear) of the Achilles
tendon, you may have near-normal strength and less pain after the initial
injury, compared to what you experience after a complete
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 03, 2011
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