Achilles tendon rupture

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What is achilles tendon rupture?

The Achilles tendon is a strong fibrous cord that connects the muscles in the back of your calf to your heel bone. A rupture or tear can occur with a trip or fall, or usually during actions requiring explosive acceleration, such as pushing off or jumping.

Common symptoms reported by people with achilles tendon rupture

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with achilles tendon rupture

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with achilles tendon rupture, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with achilles tendon rupture

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with achilles tendon rupture, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has achilles tendon rupture on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 5
40s 13
50s 13
60s 15
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 13
Female 36

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 28
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from achilles tendon rupture patients who have completed their condition history
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