Ruptured Achilles

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Hi all just wanted to log my recovery. Ruptured Achilles had surgery 31st October two weeks in cast then 7 weeks in boot. Physio every week since January just got all clear from hospital. Walking normally able to weight bear on tip toe and balance on effected foot. Worked really hard on physio and followed all the steps. I am 42 years and so pleased with my progress. Back to normal exercise and function 😃

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    When I say normal function I am able to walk without limp and able to go on trampoline. I still have tightness on the Achilles and get some soreness but physio said that's normal. Have to continue daily stretches but calf muscle back to normal. Out walking dogs twice daily and on exercise bike. Weight bearing exercise in the pool daily in January I feel helped me. There is light at the end of the tunnel guys just stay positive and try keep moving 😃
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    Congratulations Sardie

    I ruptured mine on tesame day as you. 4wks in cast, 4weeks in boot was my treatment but stopped using the boot after two weeks. Saw a physio after coming out of the cast who gave me some basic ROM exercises to do and that was the first and last time i saw a physio.

    Saw the consultant today for the 3rd and final time and informed me am doing well (no thanks to him) and no longer need to see him.

    Basically been doing my own exercises since the cast was removed and the physio exercises were simply ROM exercises. Thank goodness for the internet.

    My walking is pretty "normal" and a bit of a limp when am "powerwalking". I have also unknowingly jogged a few times when late for the bus without any pain and only realising what i did when i got on the bus.


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