Snapping noise from ankle

A snapping or popping noise heard at the time of injury is usually indication of a more serious rupture, although at the time they are not always particularly painful, even the case of an achilles tenodon rupture. Medical attention should be sought as soon as possible.

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Achilles Tendon Rupture

    A total rupture of the Achilles tendon is a complete tear of the tendon and typically affects men over the age of 40 involved in a recreational sport.

  • Achilles Pain

    Pain at the back of the ankle is usually related to the achilles tendon and comes on gradually over time. A sudden onset or acute achilles tendon injury may be a partial or even complete rupture of the achilles tendon which needs urgent medical assistance. Thompson's squeeze test can be done to rule out a complete achilles tendon rupture. More commonly achilles tendonitis or similar injuries tend to occur over time.