Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Because an Achilles tendon rupture can impair your ability to walk, it's common to seek immediate treatment at a hospital's emergency department. You may also need to consult with doctors specializing in sports medicine or orthopedic surgery.

What you can do

You may want to write a list that includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of the symptoms and the precipitating event
  • Information about past medical problems
  • All the medications and dietary supplements you take
  • Questions you want to ask the doctor

What to expect from your doctor

The doctor may ask you some of the following questions:

  • How did this injury occur?
  • Did you feel or hear a popping or snapping sound when it happened?
  • Can you stand on tiptoe on that foot?
Aug. 20, 2014

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