The first 7 days the body is busy with the recovery and the body is in the inflammatory phase. This means that the body is busy cleaning up damaged tissue. The first 7 days it is therefore important to rest and to follow the RICE principle. This means rest, cooling, applying pressure (bandage) and elevating the ankle. After approximately one week, the ankle can often be loaded again, slowly. It is important to have a physiotherapist assess whether there is an Achilles tendon rupture and to what extent the tendon is torn.