NC96.0Z/S86.0 Injury of Achilles tendon, unspecified



Injury of Achilles tendon is caused by overuse of the tendon, either through repetitive motions or sudden, forceful movements. It can also be caused by direct trauma, such as a fall or a blow to the back of the heel.


Injury of Achilles tendon is typically diagnosed by a physical examination, which will include feeling for tenderness and assessing range of motion. Imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, may also be used to further assess the severity of the injury.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis for injury of Achilles tendon includes Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, and heel spurs.


Treatment of injury of Achilles tendon will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Non-surgical options include rest, icing, compression, elevation, and physical therapy. If the injury is severe, surgery may be needed to repair the tendon.


The prognosis for injury of Achilles tendon is generally good, especially if treatment is started early and the injured person follows instructions for rest and rehabilitation.

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