What are the signs of an Achilles tendon tear?

Achilles tendons tear with a sudden injury with pushing off with the foot or the foot being forced toward the front of the leg. These tears are common for basketball and soccer players but can also be seen with other sports or even work injuries. 

Patients with an Achilles tendon tear complain of swelling, bruising, pain and difficulty walking. Many patients will say it felt like someone hit the back of their leg with a baseball bat.