Achilles Tendon Video

By Hiram A. Carrasquillo, MD

Achilles Tendon Anatomy Video

By: Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo, MD

Please watch this Achilles Tendon VIDEO of Dr. Carrasquillo explaining Achilles Tendon injuries.  Injuries to this tendon are very serious and the recovery process is extensive.  Dr. Carrasquillo is a board certified Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgeon at the JOI San Marco Location.

Achilles tendon injuries can be very painful. Dr. Carrasquillo explains how to treat these injuries with conservative and surgical techniques.  Our therapists at JOI Rehab work closely with our physicians for specific physical therapy protocols for these injuries.  Therefore, this team approach provides excellent outcomes for our patients.  If you think you have an Achilles Tendon injury, JOI  can help get you back on the road to recovery.

Achilles Tendon Video 

A torn Achilles Tendon is an injury that can result from a weakened state, and can be a partial or full tear (most common). Furthermore, typical mechanism of injury includes a sudden change of direction, requiring a push off, or landing from a jump. In this condition, the ankle is goes into dorsiflexion, resulting in high-tensile forces and tendon failing.

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3d rendered illustration of the Achilles tendon

Often, this injury occurs in sports like Tennis, Soccer or Football.  The athlete feels a sudden sharp pain in their lower leg. They often describe it feels like they have been shot in the calf area of the leg.

If you want to learn more about Achilles injuries, go to: Achilles Tendon_Rupture, Achilles Tendinitis and  Achilles Tendon Tears. 

Therefore, if you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, please call 904-858-7045

Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo discusses the Achilles Tendon in a video.

Dr. Hiram Carrasquillo

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