While walking with a torn Achilles tendon is not advised, it may be possible. Other muscles take over the work of the calf muscle and help with moving the foot. Pain and weakness will make walking difficult with the added instability from loss of calf use. If untreated muscle loss or atrophy can develop.
Thankfully, The Orthohealing Center can help restore your quality of life. Dr. Steven Sampson and Dr. Danielle Aufiero are Los Angeles’ leading sports medicine experts. Find out more about the noninvasive treatment options that they offer.