Both achillies in cast

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Fully ruptured 1 achillies playing rounders

Same day hopping into A&E torn the other.

Only X rayed the ruptured and said at 1st other only sprained.

After 3 doctors in A&E they decided I had torn the other and was hanging on by a thread.

This was all decided by hands feeling down leg.

No scans etc been put in cast for 3 months casts being changed every 4 weeks from toes down to 90°.

I have just over 1 week to go of my casts coming off and had no weight bearing at all in this time.

So anxious as been told when removed I will be walking out in my own shoes !!!!!!!!!!

Both legs have wasted and are very stiff.

Please can anyone tell me if this is right.....

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    Wow that sounds horrific, but it sounds about right from what I understand is conservative treatment. I'm just 2 weeks into a single rupture, but in an aircast. I have cheated a couple of times to carefully wash and clean the foot, without moving it. 2 weeks time they'll start reducing the wedges, and I understand start to weight bare. After that time in cast, I'm sure they'll give you a good physio regime
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      Do you think they will send me home walking....having done both legs and been in cast for 3 months with no weight bearing and no good leg to accommodate the bad. I'm so nervous to even want to try sad
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      I really couldn't say... be honest with them about you concerns and fears. I can't imagine they'll just show you the door and push you out! Have you support at home? I know nothing of your background, but can only say I'm 64, reasonably fit and healthy and I've a working partner who helps; and I'm pretty mobile with crutches and crawling. After such an imobile time in your case, its going to a long haul.. but you will get there with care!
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      46 and was bike riding and swimming before I played rounders at work......I have conquered everything in my wheelchair and on knees......but can't imagine after not walking for 3 months walking out of there in my own shoes....madness
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      I have read that over doing it is the big danger when rehab starts; I had a sore tendon (from the gym) and was getting excellent physio so take it gently and do what they say!  My rupture happened when I stumbled and overstressed it, Bike and swimming sounds good but impact stuff doesnt sound a good idea.. but I'm just an engineer!
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      Don't worry won't be doing no running etc will stick with the bike and swimming. Thanks anyhow and good luck to you.
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      I'm in on the 10th, first month for me so hope to be a bit more mobile... they even said I might be able to drive an automatic (left foot in boot) but that may be optomistic.....
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      Thats why only in an automatic... but I've never driven one. Not sure if work would rent me one ... depeds how much they need me!

       

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    Drear Michelle, after tearing my Achilles tendon twice on both feet, I feel like I can tell you that you will not be walking out in your own shoes.  I was always put into the boot and then physical therapy especially if your legs feels wasted and stiff.  In fact, I was put into a water machine to learn how to walk again.  It was intense!!  Let me know what happens!! 
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