Undiagnosed/untreated Ruptured Achilles Tendon.

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70+ year old had a mishap, involving ankle/leg, on the second day following, I attended the local walk-in centre and after consultation was referred to A/E department. After consultation and some examination was referred back the following day for scan and x-ray and discharged with compression tubing and advice. Weeks later with continued aches/pains/swelling contacted local Physios/MSK for advice. Appointment arranged, and after consultation, further appointment made/referred to senior staff who after questioning , examination and scan, confirmed a Ruptured Achilles Tendon, which by this stage was too late to be operated on. Exercises and advice given and a follow up appointment gave the same. Now 16 weeks later, I still have swollen foot, ankle and calf , which ease off somewhat overnight, but then swell again as the next day progresses. Any help or advice would be more than welcome.

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    when treated for torn Achilles tendon a boot was given with instructions , rest and ice. the boot caused more pain and I took it off . then it seemed to heal much better and quicker. used a walker to get around. just rest, ice in time the swelling went down and used rocker shoes to build up stamina in my ankle and calf. however since then have not had the same movement when stepping up and down stairs always been a bit stiff .

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