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Understanding Achilles Rupture

Achilles rupture, a common yet serious injury, primarily affects the Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the body. This tendon plays a crucial role in walking, running, and jumping. An Achilles rupture can result from overuse, lack of flexibility, or a sudden increase in stress on the tendon.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

The symptoms of an Achilles rupture include a sharp pain in the back of the ankle or calf, often described as feeling like being kicked or hit in the area. There might be swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking or standing on tiptoe. At FAARA, our specialists use a combination of physical examination and imaging tests to diagnose the condition accurately.

Our Approach to Rehabilitation

At FAARA, we understand that everyone’s journey to recovery is unique. Our Achilles Rupture Rehabilitation program is tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs. The rehabilitation process typically involves:

  • Initial Rest and Pain Management: Immediately following an injury, rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) are crucial for reducing pain and swelling.
  • Physical Therapy: As the pain subsides, physical therapy plays a vital role. Our therapists focus on restoring range of motion, strength, and flexibility. Exercises may include calf stretches, toe-to-heel raises, and resistance training.
  • Gradual Return to Activity: We ensure a gradual return to regular activities. Our team closely monitors progress and adjusts the rehabilitation plan accordingly.
  • Prevention Strategies: We educate our patients on proper techniques and exercises to strengthen the tendon and surrounding muscles to prevent future injuries.

Why Choose FAARA?

At FAARA, we pride ourselves on our patient-centred approach. Our team of experienced therapists and healthcare professionals provide the highest quality of care. We use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest research-driven techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Collaborative Approach with Referring Surgeons and Specialists

At FAARA, we emphasise a collaborative approach with referring surgeons and specialists. This partnership ensures our rehabilitation plans are closely aligned with the specific surgical outcomes and techniques used. Regular communication with these medical professionals allows us to tailor and adjust our rehabilitation strategies effectively, ensuring a cohesive and comprehensive recovery process for each patient. This integrated approach is key to a successful and efficient recovery journey.

Book Your Appointment

Recovering from an Achilles rupture can be a challenging journey, but with the proper care and support, it is possible to return to your pre-injury activities. At FAARA, we are committed to helping you every step on your path to recovery.

Book your appointment online today or call (03) 9596 6612.

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