Achilles’ Tendon Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which are immediately apparent, while others may come on later. One such injury that can occur in MVAs is damage to the Achilles’ tendon. The Achilles’ tendon, located at the back of the ankle, is crucial for walking, running and just about anything that involves the foot. Dr. Aaron Workman, a top chiropractor at one of the highest rated auto injury medical programs, Chambers Medical Group, takes a look at this specific injury in MVAs, its other causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
The Achilles’ tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. This tendon works in activities that involve ankle movement, including walking, running, jumping, and standing on tiptoe. Since this is such a large tendon, its injury can significantly impact an individual’s mobility.
Achilles’ tendon injuries in MVAs typically occur due to the sudden, forceful movements that take place during a collision. Several mechanisms can lead to Achilles’ tendon injuries in these situations:
Common signs and symptoms include:
The treatment of Achilles tendon injuries resulting from MVAs can vary depending on the severity of the injury and what treatment is available for you:
It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you suspect an Achilles tendon injury after an MVA. Here at Chambers Medical Group, we can evaluate an ankle injury following an MVA and help you get the best course of action for your injury. This may include rehab, pain management, advanced imaging, or referral for possible surgery in severe cases.
— This article is written by Aaron Workman, DC, one of the members of Chambers Medical Group’s team of car accident chiropractors who offer a variety of treatments and therapies ranging from diagnostic testing to various soft tissue therapies for car accidents and injuries in Kentucky.
Have you been in a car accident? If you or somebody you know has been in a car accident, be sure that you seek medical attention from a car accident doctor or car accident chiropractor to treat your injuries. Visit Chambers Medical Group to receive world-class medical treatment for your injuries.
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