The most common initial symptom of Achilles tendon rupture is a sudden snap at the lower calf, intense pain, and inability to point the foot downward.
The Achilles tendon can be repaired surgically or by non operative adjustable boot locked out at 30 degrees of plantar flexion. Blocks are used and during each phase of recovery these are slowly taken out.
Soft tissue mobilisation to the ankle and foot to remove scare tissue and edema.
Exercise rehabilitaion in phases of recovery for stretch, strength and mobilisation.
Gradually increasing active/resistive exercises of the Achilles.