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January 28th, 2019
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Giving individuals the ability to walk, run and jump, the Achilles tendon is the largest in the human body. Though it can withstand various forces and quick movements, such as when an athlete explodes with power during a race or when a basketball player pivots and turns during a game, it is still prone to injury. In fact, an Achilles Tendon Tear is a common injury, and is more often experienced by middle-aged male weekend warriors, as noted by Very Well Health.

Also referred to as an Achilles rupture, an Achilles tear is considered a traumatic injury, as the onset of pain is sudden and severe. Many individuals experience the feeling of being kicked in the heel, even though this has not happened. What’s more, many report hearing a “pop” sound. Finally, because of the defect in the Achilles tendon following a tear, a person will not be able to move their foot or point their toe.

While most Achilles tendon tears are the result of an injury, up to 20% of individuals experience Achilles tendonitis prior to the rupture of their tendon. In other words, these individuals may have noticed stiffness or loss of mobility in the area surrounding their Achilles tendon, along with pain and inflammation.

Achilles Tendon Tear/Rupture: Treatment

Patients are awarded a variety of options when it comes to treatment of an Achilles tear. Yet, the most effective treatment depends on the age of an individual, activity level and the severity of their injury.

Nonsurgical treatment for an Achilles tear includes resting the tendon, applying ice, taking over the counter pain relievers and rehabilitation with weight-bearing exercises. Cortisone steroid injections are a versatile alternative for those with inflamed tendons that continue to experience pain while resting after an injury. Moreover, precision-guided stem cell injections and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a simple, highly effective treatment that maximizes the body’s natural healing process.

As a board-certified Radiologist with subspecialty training in musculoskeletal interventional procedures, Dr. Reza Dehdari of Advanced Healing Institute is an expert in his field. Having completed extensive training in performing procedures with utmost precision using ultrasound guidance, Dr. Dehdari remains a trusted physician for arthritis and sports-related injuries and conditions.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dehdari, or for a second opinion concerning your injury, contact Advanced Healing Institute in Lake Forest, CA today.

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22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 38 reviews

Rich G.

Dr. Reza is a genius. My knee has been bothering me for YEARS since I tore my meniscus playing football. Achy, bothersome, with occasionally a limp. I went in to to get PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and it was everything I thought it would be and then some. The whole procedure took less than an hour, very little to no pain and in less than 24 hours my knee felt brand new. If you are looking for a quality Doctor who offers PRP -- go here! The rates are very on point. He is literally THOUSANDS of dollars less than some other clinics and believe me he does such an amazing job, he could charge 10x's and it would still be worth it. Don't sit there suffering, get up and get help. I am actually thinking of getting my other knee done and its not really necessary. Lol.. 10 STARS...

E Y.

Dr Reza is FANTASTIC. Staff is friendly and very accommodating. I was in such pain. He diagnosed the issue (Bursitis) and clearly understood everything about it from A-Z. So efficient and understanding, not to mention making the procedure painless. I barely slept a hour the night before, saw Dr. Reza at 5pm and was feeling a million times better by 7pm. It's been 36 hours and I went from practically a frozen shoulder in pulsating pain to gaining back 70% of my movement range and most importantly "NO PAIN". just stiffness which is the normal symptoms as kindly explained to me by Dr. Reza. Everything is as promised, I am fully confident that I will be back to 100% range of motion within 3 days. I'm still gonna take it easy and slowly stretch my shoulder back to full strength. Without his service, I would probably be feeling like I was hit by a truck laying in bed miserable. Thank you very much Dr. Reza for helping my aging old bones. Cheers!

Geri C.

I can’t say enough about how intelligent Dr. Reza Dehdari is! I came to him to read my MRI for my ankle and he found a tear that multiple Doctors missed!!!! Simply incredible and I trust him throughly. Thank you so much!

Marina S.

Had the PRP procedure and I have to say no pain at all, going on 6 weeks, if you decide to have the PRP listen to Dr. Dehdari's instructions thoroughly and do the physical therapy, it works and I am so pleased and it's getting better and better as days go on, Dr. Reza Dehdari is the best and very emphatic in explaining all your questions soothing away your doubts, and he checks up on you to make sure all is well, after the PRP procedure. Very trustworthy PRP procedure and his assistant Sandy is also the sweetest caring person you will ever meet. I'm a satisfied customer and patient.

Micheal W.

wczoraj Dr. Reza Dehdari you are an amazing person. Thank you for going the extra mile on my shoulder after three Doctors told me I needed surgery. You took your time and explained everything about what to expect and to be patient while I heal. And that’s exactly what I did was heal, I can’t thank you enough for what you did for me.

Helena L.

Within the last 6 months I've suffered two minor injuries on the same knee which have restricted my mobility and caused me a lot of pain. I've seen an orthopedic dr.,, a pain management dr., and a sports medicine dr., all of which simply told me either surgery or learn to live with the pain! I've heard about PRP as an alternative with a high percentage of success. Thus, I made an appointment to see Dr. Dehdari, and was pleasantly surprised by his high level of knowledge, professionalism and thoroughness. Dr. Dehdari reviewed my MRI (previously ordered by the Orthopedist) explained the extent of my injuries, took X-Rays and an ultrasound to carefully determined if I was a good candidate for PRP. I can only say that I wish more doctors will give you the time, attention and care that Dr. Dehdari provides. Thank you Dr Dehdari, thank you for such high work ethics and patient care. Many thanks to his staff as they are as attentive and caring as Dr. Dehdari. It has been only 24 hrs since I received my PRP treatment and my pain levels have drastically gone down! I highly recommend Dr. Dehdari.

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