Mr Gurdeep Biring
The immediate treatment involves rest, ice and compression. Non-steroidals anti-inflammatories help ease the pain and shorten the recovery time. Activity modification along with physical therapy is required which consists of soft tissue mobilisation, stretching, frictional massage and neuro-muscular rehabilitation. Injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can also help the healing process in selected cases.
If there is complete rupture then an opinion from an orthopaedic surgeon is required. An initial period of non-operative treatment is tried for 6-12 weeks but if the pain persists and there is more than 2 cm of muscle retraction then surgery should be considered.