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I guess like many here I was drawn to patient.info after rupturing my Achilles then sitting in a&e googling the hell out of Achilles ruptures lol
I'm 37 years old, active gym goer (5 days per week), weight lifting and boxing.
I snapped my Achilles 2 weeks ago during a boxing session. Did my usual warm up and was about 10 mins into my session.
I pushed off from my rare foot to get within punching range of the bag and I heard the infamous snap sound. Looked behind and accessed the machine a few feet away, then realised the floor felt like sponge and had lost all power in my foot.
It's one of those injuries I've always known about but had no idea on treatment / recovery.
Made my way to a&e immediately and they confirmed a partial rupture, put me in a cast and sent me home to await my referral.
I returned 11 days later and they confirmed the rupture was partial and that it was higher up the tendon, mid-portion.
Initially they stated 3x3 weeks in a cast, but on further inspection of the injury site they said it won't be that long in plaster, but didn't confirm how long.
Can anyone share their own experience of a partial rupture? Most of the search results I get refer only to full ruptures down by the heel bone. Lots of acknowledgement of a partial, but only go on to describe full rupture treatment and recovery for full ruptures.
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