Preparing for your appointment

People with an Achilles tendon rupture commonly seek immediate treatment at a hospital's emergency department. You might also need to consult with doctors specializing in sports medicine or orthopedic surgery.

What you can do

Write a list that includes:

  • Detailed descriptions of the symptoms and how and when the injury occurred
  • Information about past medical problems
  • All the medications and dietary supplements you take, including doses
  • Questions 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?