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  • jonathan28999 3

    Achilles rupture - some pain during healing

    I had a complete ruptured Achilles during a game of football. Hospital put me in a cast for 4 weeks then a boot. After 1 week in boot, hospital removed a wedge. They did this without examining he Achilles at all. I am meant to remove a second wedge myself tomorrow. However, I have been having some pain...

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  • evelyn74611 1

    Achilles Tendon Rupture

    Hi all I had the misfortune of completely rupturing my achilles tendon on 21st June. Was in a back slab plaster cast for 9 days, and have been in full fibreglass cast since my appointment at the fracture clinic last Friday. I have no idea when I can return to work - I teach and I'm on my feet a...

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  • james00723 3

    post surgery ruptured achilles tendon

    Thought i would start a new discussion. Tore my right achilles nearly 3 weeks ago now. Had the operation about 10 days after rupture. I am in my late twenties and it came as a bit of a shock if im honest. I go to the gym regularly and exercise with weights frequently. Anyway, had the op and im in no...

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  • nigelsquash 2

    distal tendon repair

    hi all, i am 55 yr old male actively playing squash 3 times a week  to a high level within the south wales leagues .i am three weeks post op for a distal tendon repair, currently in a fixed brace ,i have seen the hospital physio who has said they will not start physio until six weeks when hopefully...

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  • rebecca50894 2


    Hi am visiting London next week and there is bound to be a lot of walking. At the moment I wear Clarks sandals but they are still uncomfortable. Can anyone help with a quick fix or best shoes for comfort? Many thanks

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  • BDMJ1 1

    Severed Thumb Tendon

    I recently accidently severed the tendon in my thumb and I know I will need surgery to recconnect it but I was just curious on the recovery time and when I'll be out of the splint and hopefully moving my thumb again.

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  • tim50stroud 4

    Tendon rupture recovery

    2 weeks into aircast boot off at night and gentle weight bearing after 4 weeks of no weight; tendon is joined up again, and starting gentle movement of ankle, good but its pretty stiff and the foot is swollen quite noticably; much better in the morning, but still swollen; not hot, presume just fluid?...

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  • ty62017 2

    Achilles tendon rupture post op week 3

    Hey everyone I just got my cast off and staples out today. Today marks week 3 post op. I have a boot now and was told I can be Full weight bearing and easy myself off the crutches. I have 3 wedges and after 17 days start to take one out every week. Also I was told to only have boot on for walking....

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  • shunie17254 2

    Achilles Tendon Full Rupture with Surgery

    I am 37 yrs old and rupture my Achilles Tendon on 6/23. I had surgery on 7/7 and just completed my 2-week post op appointment on yesterday where I got my stitches out. I was told that a can do partial weight bearing with my boot and crutches. When I go back in two weeks, he said it will be FWB and start...

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  • LawDogg 2

    Heel Pain - Walking Boot

    Hello All- Tore my achilles about 6 weeks ago (March 27), and had surgery about 4.5 weeks ago. Was in a splint for a week, and then a cast for 3 weeks. Last Thursday I had my cast taken off and I was put in a walking boot. I have actualy experienced more pain in my heel and the outside of my foot on...

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  • ty62017 2

    Achillies tendon tear

    Hello im 39 completely tore my achillies tendon and I had surgery yesterday. Wondering how did anyone manage their pain. Did you put ice on back of knee? I woke up this morning in alot of pain. Was you on complete bed rest for 2 weeks?

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  • raven94187 3

    Post Op Achilles Update

    Hey guys it's been a year since I tore my Achilles and it will be exactly 1year on 7/27/17 since surgery and I still have numbness in the plantar part of my foot and toes. Is anyone else experiencing this????

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  • kristymichelle 2

    Achilles Tendon Rupture 5 days post op

    Hi. I ruptured my Achilles' tendon a couple weeks ago and had surgery to repair 5 days ago. Surgeon found my tendon to be pretty damaged once inside. I'm in a half cast and go back for follow up in 9 days for the boot of all goes well. My concern is that I'm having spasms in my injured leg....

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  • victor06877 1

    Achilles Rupture - No Surgery

    Hello Everyone,  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...

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  • delia32628 1

    Achilles problems help please

    I'm a high school runner, and I've been having pain on my Achilles and sides of ankles for about 3 months, thus I haven't been able to run. At one point I was unable to walk as the pain was very unbearable. So I decided to stop running 3 months ago and I tried eccentric excersises in order...

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  • mysteryperson 1

    Feels like leg is ripping off from the hip area

    Hey everyone, For the past 6 or so months I've been having a feeling like my leg is ripping off my hip. I don't have it that often, only sometimes, but when it comes, its like the worst thing ever! I went to the doctor to check what it was and I just got told that I did some hard work or something...

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  • jennifer48297 2

    5 weeks post op

    Hi, I am 5 weeks today post op from Achilles release and 2 metatarsal osteomty as well as a Morton nueroma removed. Wore a splint for 2 weeks then a castr for 2 weeks. Cast was removed last wed and I was put in a boot with weight baring as tolerated. I did great for 2 days mind you it was tender but...

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  • Mark A 2

    When will I get strength in calf back?

    I ruptured my Achilles 10 weeks ago.Non surgery.Was in cast for 7 weeks. Been in boot for 4,another 2 weeks out of boot and 2nd physio.Ive been fully weight bearing for 3-4 weeks.Walking about house in shoes.I can stand on bad foot itself.The problem is it seems that it's not gaining any strength,it...

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  • Buffy61 3

    How long off work?

    i am an ICU nurse and had left insertional tendinitis a few years back. Healed up when I took time out to travel and wasn't working full time. A few months ago my right Achilles started getting sore. Had USS and it showed I have bilateral archilles tendinitis. Was seeing a physio and having treatment...

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  • lellyz 2

    Achilles Pain

    I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my left achilles for a few months. Been to a physio and he diagnosed it as Achilles Tendonitis but after a number of treatments nothing has really changed. If I wear heels or keep my toe ponted the pain reduces but it is then much worse when I walk again. Sometimes...

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  • KMidd 2

    Swimming during Achilles rupture recovery

    I'm waiting to hear back from my physical therapist...I was curious if anyone used any pool workouts or swimming as part of their Achilles rupture recovery. I want to know what kind of workouts/exercises did you do. I'm 10 weeks post injury and am just starting to transition out of the boot.

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  • cindy74895 2

    Still in pain after Achilles surgery

    I had Achilles reconstruction surgery back on December 20, 2016. I'm still in pain almost 5 months later. I'll give a little history. I started having heel pain in January 2016. Doctor told me I had tendonitis. I started with physical therapy and it unfortunately did not help. I wore a boot...

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  • michael55071 2

    Tips to help the healing process for ruptured achillies

    Just gone past 6 weeks now since i ruptured my achilles and i've been reading on the internet what people have tried in order to aid the healing process. Just wanted to know if people have tried these as Im worried i could potentially try something and re-rupture the tendon? From what i read I gathered...

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  • dee525 2

    Back to work after Insertional achilles surgery

    Wondering if anyone went back to work at 3 weeks after insertion achilles surgery?? My Achilles completely torn off the heal bone. Had to have tendon transfer and some type of staples for lengthiness. In cast for 6 weeks then I will be in boot for 6 as well. I went back to work at 3 weeks but swelling...

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  • michelle977 2

    Achilles Tendon and calf problems

    hi.  Ive had achilles tendonitis on and off.  this is the 2nd time and is currently for 2 years on.  partly got it sorted with orthotics as over pronating.  but a month ago i had a weird feeling in my ankle.  I was sat still and it felt like a sharp pain and like a elastic band...

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  • Ash91127 2

    Achilles tendon rupture ATR

    Hi. I tore Achilles on may 14. Had surgery on may 19. I will be 2 weeks in this cast and this Friday I will get stitches out and then another cast for 6 weeks. After that I go in to a boot, not sure for how long. Can anyone advise if it is OK to go in to a swimming pool when in the boot? Is it OK to...

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  • mandy1956 2

    Week 1 of my Achilles rupture

    I feel so  useless, having to rely on  someone else to do practically do everything for me. I have had my plaster cast on now for one week, but am not getting on well at all with the crutches, not sure I can take another seven weeks like this !!!!

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  • lindyjane 1

    Leg pain while sleeping

    Hi all - I am in a moon boot for vertical tears in my Achilles' tendon. I find I can cope with the discomfort during the day but wearing it while sleeping (which I have been instructed to do, I wear it 24/7) is causing me great pain. I am ok until I have be n sleeping around 3 hours, and then I...

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  • bobbers9 2

    Update ,complete Achilles tendon rupture

    Update .. After completly rupturing my achillies tendon on april 5th .( my fault ) pushing a car and and hobbling around on zimmer with a knee length medical boot 24/7 5 wedges ever since .with months of healling and rehabilitation ahead of me On thursday with my leg still only partial weight bearing...

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  • neil64709 3

    Achilles Rupture from start to finish

    Hi All, Ruptured my Achilles playing tennis on March 7th. Otherwise I am in pretty good shape and am 53 years old. I do question my sanity from time to time....  Was hoping it was a partial tear, but I showed no sign of recovery after 3 days. Off to the ankle specialist, who did'nt even need...

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  • donnadb037 2

    9 months post ATR still can't get up on toes

    I had an Achilles' tendon repair in August. It's been 9 Months and I still cannot bear weight AT ALL on my toes! My PT never worked on this, just stretching and ROM exercises. Can anyone post ATR give me some advice or exercises to help me achieve this goal?? It's still very weak and painful...

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  • nigel44110 2

    Planta fascia

    I am 58 was born with telapese which is a club foot I had a tendon release age 7 and this assisted into adult hood . Over the years I have had severe pain in the middle of my foot and it feels like I want to cut the fascia to release the pain as it's so tight. Over the last 10 years I've had...

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