- The most common treatment for an Achilles partial rupture is to follow the R.I.C.E. routine for the first two or three days: rest, ice, compress, elevate.
Iboprofen and Taping
- In addition to R.I.C.E. therapy, a common treatment of a partial tear of the Achilles tendon includes taking ibuprofen to reduce swelling and to tape or wrap the ankle
to prevent excessive motion.
- If the tear is especially bad, strength and conditioning work with a physical therapist may be necessary.
- Serious tears also often require placing the ankle in a plaster cast for four to six weeks.
- Most partial ruptures of the Achilles tendon do not require surgery, but this may be necessary in the most serious instances
What Are the Treatments for Achilles Tendon Partial Rupture?
A partial rupture of the Achilles occurs when the tendon is partially torn. It feels like a sharp pain, with stiffness in the mornings and decreased mobility. Partial tears of the Achilles tendon most often occur to athletes. In particular, those who compete in sports that require a lot of jumping, running and throwing.