What is the risk of tearing an Achilles tendon?
The risk of an Achilles tendon rupture is increased if the Achilles tendon is irritated. In order not to further worsen the condition of the Achilles tendon, a strain on the affected leg should therefore be avoided. In general, however, even with an irritation of the Achilles tendon, a great deal of force is still required for the Achilles tendon to rupture.
On the other hand, anyone suffering from chronic Achilles tendon irritation often already has degenerative damage in the tendon and must expect the Achilles tendon to tear spontaneously at some point. In general, the risk of rupture is low with simple Achilles tendon irritation. The further the damage progresses, the more likely a rupture becomes.