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What is the recovery time for an Achilles tendon rupture?

Recovering from an Achilles tendon rupture takes time—several months, in fact. The exact length of time will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the tear, your fitness and health, how quickly you get the condition treated, and whether or not you plan on returning to sports. Most people need anywhere from four to six months for tendon tissues to knit back together and then be properly rehabilitated. People who are trying to get their Achilles back into shape for sports may find their rehabilitation takes longer, however. The key to a speedy recovery is to get immediate treatment and follow all of the home care and therapy instructions. The sooner your Achilles is immobilized and allowed to heal, or is reattached through surgery, the easier it will be for the torn ends to join together. After that, you’ll need to go through rehabilitation to restore strength, flexibility, and endurance to the connector. Let our team at Absolute Foot Care Specialists help you through every step of your recovery. Make an appointment at one of our Las Vegas offices through our website, or by calling (702) 839-2010.