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I ruptured my achilles tendon on 12 June 2016 and am being treated the non surgical route in an aircast boot for 8 weeks. I am now at the week 6 mark and have 2 weeks left until I no longer need to wear the boot. I wanted to know from others experiences who have been treated the non surgical route too, that when the boot is removed at 8 week mark how far is one able to walk if so at all and how quickly does ones walking progress. For example at the end of week one etc. following the removal of the boot, how far were you able to walk? My consultant has been very vague about everything from the start which certainly does not help me as it leaves me wondering about the future and what to expect and really gets me down. I lost my job due to my injury and am not being paid at the moment which concerns me so was wondering when I would be able walk normally again so that I could get a new job? I am certainly not talking about walking miles or marathons or even playing sport (although this would be of interest), but just how long it took you to walk a fair amount just for normal days activities. It would be great to hear from those who have been treated consevatively ie. non surgically as I have been treated, as the timeframes I would think would be similar. Also how often and for how long one has to have surgery. Thanks in advance. Much appreciated.
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