Achilles Tendon Rupture


Grace Anne Davis

On a Saturday in January of 2019, I was performing at a gymnastics meet in Memphis, Tennessee.  During warm ups, my left Achilles began hurting more than ever. It was not unusual to experience it bothering me.  In the past couple of years, I had already been experiencing some discomfort in that area. Therefore, I preceded to prepare to perform for my floor routine, which is one of my favorite events.

Crystal Allman

On December 4, 2017, I was in the gym training with a friend. While we were running shuttles I heard my leg pop (when I started to turn to run the other way) and I immediately dropped to the ground in excruciating pain.

I was rushed to the emergency room of a local hospital where I found out I had ruptured my right Achilles tendon. The ER doctors wanted to go ahead and admit me to the hospital and have it taken care of, but my husband insisted on coming to Andrews Sports Medicine to receive treatment.