To Rest or Not to Rest After an Achilles Tendon Rupture: What's the Latest?
It is quite a bit of a traumatic injury when you rupture a muscle tendon such as #AchillesTendon. What do we do once we rupture it? Rest? Medication?
[WE NEED TO MOBILISE AND ACTIVELY MANAGE IT]
Here are 5 reasons why early mobilization matters:
Exposure to load improves the tendon structure
Increased physical activity gives larger and stronger tendon callus in a shorter time frame
Higher physical activity is associated with a more mature tissue repair
Early rehab and mobilization = less risk of re-rupture
Early rehab and mobilization = less tendon elongation
[source: Physio Network]
See one of our physiotherapist to guide you along with these exercises and management!
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