Everyone has a somewhat different experience. I was in splint for a week, then boot for about 8, with last three weeks removing one of three wedges each week. There was some pain throughout the process, including "shooters" that were associated with irritation to the sural nerve that enervates sensation at heel and toward the outside of the foot to two smallest toes.
One of the early risks of this surgery, according to my surgeon,is the possibility of infection. If you have symptoms that "don't feel right," such as pain that seems concerning around the surgical area, I would contact surgeon to discuss--especially if there is any indication of redness or wariness near the incision. Better to call and not have needed to, than not call when you should have.
It has been 7 months since I ruptured my achilles, and I had surgery a couple days later. I have just this week been able to wear the shoes I wore before the injury. I still have some discomfort in the heel as well as minor numbness. Not too much pain, but not zero either. My biggest challenge seems to be regaining full strength in the calf muscle, as judged by single-leg heel lifts. A few weeks ago I could do zero, now I can do a half dozen or so,but after a while I do feel some pain around the heel.
This is all very frustrating, I know. But as you wade through the posts here you will find that it takes quite a while to recover fully. I am back to all my previous activities, including alpine skiing, and I am running short distances very gingerly. REALLY do not want to start over.
Probably unlikely you have infection this far into it, but I would err on the side of caution here and let the doc rule it out. Maybe if you said you were worried about it, that would move you up in the queue.
Best wishes for a complete and speedy (for achilles) recovery! 0
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