5 years on from ruptured Achilles

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I am hoping for some advice or experience. I ruptured (complete snap) my Achilles 5 years ago. I opted for conservative treatment against my clinicians advice ( was private but very scared of going under). Cast for 6 weeks then boot for 8 weeks. Intense physio, pool excersise  and triggering (acupuncture). I have never really had any issues apart from a lot of scar tissue meaning ankle is bigger. Just lately I have started walking a lot and it's hurting. I almost feel like something is loose - so far on ??? I get up and it takes a while to get the ankle going also if I am tired I do go into a slight limp. I want to know I suppose if this is normal. Any advice much appreciated thanks

 

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    No answer I'm afraid, but sounds like tendonitis? If you're uk, you can selfl refer back to hospital physio for some advice.. I've just done that after 16 months conservative treatment, but for more widespread lead and mobility issues

    Good luck

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    I cant not believe you didn't have surgery or the doctor said the non surgery route would work. 5 years and still suffering. I completely snapped my tendon it was impossible for it to heal by itself, surgery was the only route. Non surgery route would of said goodbye to running again and hello to a life time of limping about. Seeing i did exactly what you did and even though i have a scar on my ankle i was walking again in 5-6 months. Running in 8 months.
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      The non surgical route seems preffered in uk, and it seems to have worked; only just started playing up. IMO the surgury isnt an instant guarantee fix.. and it has its own set of nasty problems. IMO go see a doctor and find out whats going on
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    Many thanks for your reply. I chose conservative treatment as clinical studies show little Difference in recovery or re rupture unless of course you are a top sportsperson.....I was in my mid forties so felt that route better for me. Up to now it's all been good - I have booked at appt to see specialist next week. It's probably just not used to 7 mile walks everyday 😉 Thank you for input
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      My consultants comment was we can always operate if it doesnt show signs of healing in the first month. I did a 9 mile walk about a year after my injury, and at the time it felt ok, but since then I've had issues with tight ham strings and generally painful legs.. physio is now on the case. Good luck with the specialist, let us know what happens :-)
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