Contracture Achilles Tendon

Achilles tendon contracture is a shortening of the Achilles tendon (tendon calcaneus or heel cord), which causes foot pain and strain, with limited ankle dorsiflexion. Achilles tendon contracture may reflect a congenital structural anomaly or a muscular reaction to chronic poor posture, especially in women who wear high-heeled shoes and joggers who land on the balls of their feet instead of their heels. Tenotomy allows further stretching by cutting the tendon. After surgery, a short leg cast maintains the foot in 90-degree dorsiflexion for 6 weeks.
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  • Sharp pain with ankle movements
  • Stiffness in the ankle
  • Pain in the foot
  • Loss of ROM into dorsiflexion
  • Congential
  • Chronic poor posture
  • Poor mechanics
  • ROM and stretching to ankle and foot
  • Posture and gait mechanics
  • Foot intrinsic strengthening
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Possible surgical intervention



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