An Achilles rupture is a serious injury that generally creates a lot of discomfort. Often you feel intense pain around your heel. Normally the discomfort is sudden and sharp; some people even hear a popping or snapping sound when it happens. The area around the torn tendon swells and might bruise. Your foot will feel weak and possibly loose. Typically you lose your ability to push off the ground effectively, making walking more difficult. You probably won’t be able to rise up on your toes at all, though you may still be able to point your digits somewhat.
If you’re at all concerned that you may have ruptured your Achilles, don’t wait to find out or hope it will get better on its own. You risk trouble healing and chronic pain when you don’t take care of the problem right away. Dr. Darren Silvester and our team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic will help you diagnose the condition. Use our website or call our Pleasanton, TX, office at (830) 569-3338 to schedule a consultation.