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I ruptured my achilles tendon playing basketball about 3 weeks ago. I went to the doctor got an MRI done and was told that it was a complete rupture and needed surgery ASAP. After doing some research and getting a second opinion I was told that it would heal without surgery. I was placed in a walking boot and wedges and given some crutches and told to come back to the doctor in 6 weeks. The doctor also told me to take Vitamin C (Good for tendon growth) and consume lots of protein.
Being in the boot the last 3 weeks and taking my vitamins as directed I haved noticed a lot of progress in my range of motion. I have been showering and sleeping with the boot off and spend the entire day wearing my boot. At home I sit with my foot elevated and I try not to move my achilles. I do put a heating pad on it for 30 mins a night and move my foot up and down pain free just stiffness in the back of the achilles.
Has anyone done the non surgical route? And what can I expect from here on out?
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