Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment in Dubai

Achilles tendon is a band of connective tissue that extends from the calf muscles to the heel’s bones. Achilles is the longest tendon in the human body. The Achilles tendon is critical for walking and running and enables us to stand on the tip of our toes.

Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) is a common tendon injury with athletes, but it can happen to anyone. This injury ranges from mild to severe, the most severe being a complete tear. Doctors have noticed an increase in cases of Achilles tendon rupture treatment in Dubai.

Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment In Dubai

Causes of Achilles Tendon Pain

The rupture occurs as a result of overstretching the tendon. Some of the common causes of ATR are:

  • Dancing
  • Jumping
  • Falling
  • Pivoting
  • Slowing down abruptly while running
  • Sudden pushing and lifting of the foot

 

Other less common causes include:

  • Tight tendons
  • Lack of flexibility
  • High heels
  • Oral or injectable corticosteroids’ use
  • Fluoroquinolone medications (antibiotics)
  • Old age
  • Genetics
  • Underlying medical conditions like diabetes.

Symptoms of Achilles Tendon Injury

You must seek Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment in Dubai if you are experiencing the following symptoms.

  • Pain in the back of the foot
  • Swelling close to the heel
  • Sudden pain in the calf
  • A popping sensation
  • Inability to stand on toes

Diagnosis

Dr Sabri usually starts with a physical exam of both legs. Most ruptures can be diagnosed by the visible swelling they cause. A gap may be felt where the Achilles is located if the injury is severe.

To comprehend the depth of the injury, images of the foot are obtained through an MRI scan, X-Ray, or ultrasound and examined.

Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment in Dubai

The Achilles tendon injury treatment depends on the patient’s health, any underlying medical conditions, levels of activity, and the root cause of the rupture. There are two types of treatment for ATR, i.e., through surgical and non-surgical approaches. If the injury is mild, the tendon will probably be allowed to heal independently in a supportive cast. 

Conservative or non-surgical treatments:

  • Keeping the leg elevated
  • Over the counter pain killer medications
  • Applying on the injured area
  • Using a cast, walking boots, or crutches to support the leg
  • Physical therapy
  • Compressing the injured area to ensure low swelling

Surgical treatment:

Achilles tendon Injury surgery in Dubai

The surgical Achilles Tendon Injury Treatment in Dubai
 is usually straightforward with arthroscopy. It involves stitching the tendon through a tiny incision. However, depending on the surgical technique used, whether open or minimally invasive, the healing of the injury may take weeks or months.

Rehabilitation After Treatment

Rehabilitation typically includes physical exercises to regain the strength of the Achilles tendon. In addition, functional rehabilitation may be required for athletes who aim to return to their full potential of performance, which involves the movement and coordination of different body parts.

Dr Sabri focuses on offering exemplary service, from initial consultation through treatment and beyond. He frequently treats athletes with tailored Achilles tendon pain treatment in Dubai and helps them get back in their game in the least possible recovery time.

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