Important Things to Know About an Achilles Tendon Injury

By: Shulman & Hill

In the course of your employment in New York, there are many ways that you could suffer an injury. Some injuries are minor, such as a stubbed toe or a paper cut. Others are more severe. There are also some that may seem severe but that turn out not to be too bad. An Achilles heel injury is one of those. It can be bad enough to require surgery or it may heal on its own.

As far as work injuries go, an Achilles heel injury may not be something that happens too often, but it can be quite scary if it does. The Mayo Clinic explains that this injury occurs to the Achilles tendon that runs down the back of your leg and heel area.

Causes of an Injury

Achilles tendon injuries are most common in athletes. Sports requiring jumping usually see the most occurrences. However, falling, stepping into a hole or anything that causes overextension of the tendon can lead to this type of injury. It is not unheard of as a construction site injury because sites carry risks like this.

Symptoms

You will usually notice right away if you suffer an Achilles heel injury, but it is also possible to have no signs. Typically, you will notice pain or have issues with moving your foot up and down. You may also hear a pop or a snap at the time of the injury. Depending on how severe it is, you may also have trouble standing and walking.

Not every injury requires surgery, but some severe cases may. Often other treatments work just as well for complete healing. The chances are, though, you will need some time off work to recuperate and properly heal so you can avoid further injury. Luckily, it is not an injury that will likely lead to permanent disability.

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