Achilles rupture means that you have tiny tears in your Achilles tendon, which connects your calf muscle to your heel. This problem causes pain and makes it hard to move your foot and ankle.
An Achilles tendon injury might be caused by:
As debilitating as they can be, the good news is that minor to moderate Achilles rupture injuries should heal on their own. A walking boot or wedge can help take the pressure off the rupture until it heals. If you experience a re-rupture, surgery may be required.