Suggest Specialist For Treating A Ruptured Achilles Tendon
an orthopedic doctor would be the better option
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An orthopedic doctor would be the best option. A podiatrist can help with many problems of the feet and ankle but not problems with the achilles tendon.
An orthopedic doctor would be able to assess the ankle area for issues with this tendon , imaging may be needed.
The treatment would depend on the findings
If there is a tear/rupture present, then treatment can be operative or non operative.
Non operative/non surgical treatment consists of rest, pain medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen, physical therapy (very important), orthotics (add on to shoes).
Surgical therapy is also an option.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions