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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.

Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute

22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630

Phone: (949) 239-3206

Our Patient Reviews

Advanced Healing Institute

5 / 5.0

Based on 28 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 into 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...

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.

Angela Gabrielle Guison

I was suffering from plantar fasciitis for 3 months. It has now been 4 weeks since my PRP treatment and I am now pain free!! Great clinic & staff and great natural treatment!

axis avalos

Quite simple experience. Showed up to appointment, I was taken right away to room for PRP injection. Doctor was friendly and willing to try to help me, while many other doctors just told me they did not know what I had and told me they couldn't help my pain and sent me away. Nurse was quite nice as well. Will return for second set of injections for more pain reduction.

Amy Long

Chronic pain in shoulder and upper arm relieved by Dr. Reza's Lavage treatment using needling and ultrasound combined with Cortisone. Very professional, clean, nice office surroundings and friendly staff.

Jay S.

I took my wife to Dr Reza Dehdari to inject a PRP shot. He did a great job a such a painful shot but my wife did not feel a pain at all. He is very caring doctor. He called a few time to make sure everything is ok. We highly recommending him. Thank you Dr. Dehdari.

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