Specialist expertise: Foot and Ankle Conditions, Sports Injuries, Orthopaedics, Foot & Ankle, Bunions, Arthritis, Achilles Tendon Strain, Shockwave Therapy, Morton's Neuroma.
An Achilles Tendon Rupture is a common, usually spontaneous rupture in the Achilles Tendon, often observed in people aged between 24-45 years. In most cases, the rupture occurs between 3-6 cm above where the tendon meets the heel bone. Ruptures in the Achilles Tendon usually happen when there is a forceful movement of the foot against resistance (typically heel facing downwards). An example of this happening would be someone pushing their feet with great force to jump, or from using gym equipment improperly.