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I injured my right achilles tendon at a gym class 2 months. I was misdiagnosed in A&E and was told that swelling would subside in a few days. After days of being unable to place any weight on my foot I sought advice from a sports injury clinic and after 3 treatments, I was advised to have a diagnostic ultrasound scan. Luckily with private health insurance through work I got a scan appointment 2 days later and was confirmed that I has a complete tear in the tendon. The rupture was repaired in surgery almost 4 weeks after injury. I had a plaster for 10 days initially followed by a fibreglass cast for 4 weeks which is due to be removed on Monday. I will have to use an air walker boot for the next 6 weeks which will finally give me back my mobility.
I am anxious that I will not have any support on the foot during the night and first thing in the morning and wondered if anyone used a night splint or brace to support the tendon?
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