Your Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous cord connecting the muscles in your heel bone to the back of your calf. When you overstretch your Achilles tendon, it can either tear completely or partially. This tear is called a rupture.
Achilles tendon injuries often occur in athletes, but they can happen to anyone who extends their Achilles tendon too far.
How do I know if I’ve ruptured my Achilles tendon?
If your Achilles tendon has ruptured, you’ll feel a sharp pain in the back of your ankle. In some cases, you might hear a pop. It’ll be difficult to walk afterward because of the pain.
Common symptoms experienced by those who have had their Achilles tendon rupture include the following:
- An inability to bend the foot down
- An inability to push off the foot when walking
- An inability to ...