After an Achilles tendon rupture, it usually takes at least twelve weeks until the leg can be loaded again athletically. Competitive sports are usually only allowed again after six months.
Since after an Achilles tendon tear in case of overload always there is a risk that the tendon tears again, one should take the recommendations of a cautious strain building seriously.
The good news: thanks to modern special-purpose shoes, normal wear and tear is already possible again after just a few days - and it's also desirable because it promotes healing.
Author: Dr. med. Jörg Zorn