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Can I tape my Achilles tendon?

Can I tape my Achilles tendon?

Along with proper rest, icing, and anti-inflammatory medication, KT Tape can help relieve achilles tendon pain and reduce inflammation*. Though even walking can become painful with Achilles injuries, KT Tape can get you moving again*.

What is the only way to properly treat fix an Achilles tendon rupture?

Key points to remember

  1. You can treat an Achilles tendon rupture with surgery or by using a cast, splint, brace, walking boot, or other device that will keep your lower leg and ankle from moving (immobilization).
  2. Both surgery and immobilization are usually successful.

Can a completely ruptured Achilles tendon heal itself?

Treating Achilles tendon tears If the ruptured ends of the tendon can reseal themselves quickly after the injury and the ankle is properly immobilized, it may heal on its own. Usually, the best position for healing is with the toes pointing down for one to two months.

How do you strengthen an Achilles tendon rupture?


  1. Straight leg raises, side-lying hip abduction, Straight legged bridges.
  2. Isometrics of uninvolved muscles.
  3. Light active dorsiflexion of the ankle until gentle stretch of Achilles after 4 weeks.
  4. Slowly increase the intensity and ranges of isometrics of Achilles within the range of the boot.

Can you walk with a ruptured Achilles tendon?

Patients with rupture of the Achilles tendon can still walk. Patients with rupture of the Achilles tendon can still actively move the ankle up and down. Patients with an Achilles tendon rupture may even manage to stand on tiptoes (on both feet together — though not on the injured limb alone).

How bad is an Achilles tear?

Though there has never been a good injury, the Achilles tendon tear is particularly heinous. In fact, among frequently suffered major basketball injuries, there’s nothing worse than a torn Achilles.

Should you stretch a torn Achilles?

For optimal relief, stretch your Achilles tendon regularly. You should continue to stretch even when you don’t feel stiff or sore.

What kind of surgery is needed for ruptured Achilles tendon?

If the tendon is ruptured, the surgeon will stitch the tendon back together. If the tendon is degenerated, the surgeon may remove the damaged part of the tendon and repair the rest of the tendon with stitches. If there is severe damage to a lot of the tendon, the surgeon might replace part or all of your Achilles tendon.

How to k tape your Achilles tendon all by yourself?

To perform the Achilles tape job described below, you will need: Two pieces of K tape (one piece approximately 16 inches in length, the other about 8 inches in length) A pair of scissors (to round the tape edges off) Optional: A few pieces of cover roll/Hypafix if you want to make sure the tape ends are really anchored down.

What causes pain in the back of the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles tendon can also degenerate. This is also known as tendinitis or tendinopathy. This might cause symptoms like pain and stiffness along your Achilles tendon and on the back of your heel. This is most often through overuse and repeated stress to the tendon.

When to return to work after Achilles tendon surgery?

About 10 days after your surgery, you’ll need to return to your healthcare provider to have your stitches removed. Your healthcare provider might replace your splint with a cast at this time. If so, follow all instructions about keeping your cast dry.

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