Achilles Tendonitis Surgery 6 Months Ago, now have a falling arch and returning pain
I am 17 years old and have had Achilles tendonitis for 19 months now and have had a surgery which involved cutting the tendon to trigger a full blown body repair.
It has been 6 months since my surgery and am fearing my tendonitis is coming back.
I have a falling arch in my affected foot and do wear orthotics. I have had an mri and x-ray and have no visible damage at all but do have a thicker tendon sheath than normal.
Do you have any recommendations?
1. Let's hope that 'full blown body repair' actually happened like your surgeon(s) hoped it would.
Notice I said 'hoped'. Sounds good in theory. But they don't take into account the factors that CAUSED your Achilles Tendonitis in the first place.
Did you have any Tendonosis with that? They would have seen that when they cut into you.
2. I'd like to change your thinking a little bit. You said that you think your 'Tendonitis is coming back'.
The fact is, your Tendonitis never went away. You had surgery, your pain went away, but the various factors that worked together to cause your pain in the first place are, if anything, worse then they were before the surgery.
Muscle and connective tissue tightness and constriction, nutritional insufficiency/deficiency, inflammation, etc, are not helped by surgery.
3. I'm curious. The tendon sheath is thicker, or the tendon is thicker? Can you tell from the mri?
What to do?
Learn about Magnesium for Tendonitis
Learn How To Reduce Inflammation
Self massage to open up the tight structures of the lower leg.
That's a start.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert