By Joshua Tucker

Read And Share Your Achilles Tendonitis Surgery Stories

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery Stories are an incredibly valuable resource for people that are facing possible surgery on their Achilles Tendons for tendonitis or any other reason.

If you have had surgery, share your story.

If you are facing surgery, read the collected stories and Q&A. They are first hand (foot?) accounts from people that have actually gone through the surgery.

Pre- or post-achilles surgery, you'll find lots of useful and important information in here, like this gentleman's question: Charlie Horse After Torn Achilles Tendon Surgery



















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Achilles Tendonitis Surgery

Please share the experience of your Achilles Tendon surgery.

How bad was your pain before surgery? How are your feet now, and how long has it been since surgery?

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery can be scary to face.

Share your story so other people will have a better idea what to expect.


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1. How long had you been having Achilles Tendon problems?

2. How severe was the pain and problem?

3. What was the experience of the actual surgery?

4. What was the recovery like?

5. How long has it been since the surgery, and how are you now?

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Achilles Tendonitis From Rock Climbing  
Hi Sorry this isn't a story as of yet, but I promise to follow up with one! I developed Achilles tendonitis 3 years ago. I believe it was due to me …

Chronic Achilles Tendonitis with bone spur and lump, doctor wants to do surgery to slowly stretch the tendon 
I'm a 56 year old, overweight woman. I don't run nor have I ever been into sports. About 6 years ago I developed what were called bone spurs. My …

Right Achilles Haglunds lengthening surgery then pneumonia 
41 year old, overweight but active, RN with no significant health problems. Kidey function great, no diabetes, lungs were great, heart fantastic, no arthritis, …

Achilles tendinitis a continuing nightmare 
My tendinitis started 4 months ago but when to orthopedic PA in May. He wanted me to where a cast for 6 weeks but I said no so we tried a boot. He wanted …

43 year old runner, Achilles debridement and haglands excision.Getting there! 
I have found this forum really useful. I had a heel spur removed on right heel as a teen and almost forgot about it. I had no issues. 5 years ago I …

Feeling Frustrated by achilles tendonitis, heel spur and equinus! 
My pain started the end of March, 2012. The pain is behind my heel, not in the bottom. I had injured my heel in 2003 but ignored (I know, but I had a …

Achilles Tendinitis with painful scar tissue - 9 months now 
I was training for my first 5K last July (at the age of 49). Everything was going great but I think I started pushing myself too hard and didn't stretch …

39 year old Right Achilles Tendon rupture recovery 
Thanks for this blog. Its very informative. My name is Steve. I'm 39. I ruptured my right tendon on Mar 17th 2012. Had the surgery on Apr 5th 2012. …

Soccer Player 30 Years After Achilles Tendon Surgery 
In April 1982 while Playing NCAA Division 1 College soccer game, I popped my left achilles tendon, a most painful experience. I was fortunate that …

What if you wait too long for the surgery after torn Achilles tendon? 
I am 44 and a weekend soccer warrior. I have ruptured Achilles tendon while playing soccer. It's been 35 days since. At first, I did not know what it …

achilles tendonosis debridement surgery 2/20/2012 
I injured my achilles tendon playing tennis 3 years ago. Pain would come and go depending on how much tennis I played. My biggest fear is that it would …

Partial Achilles tear and bone spur removal, incision not closing 
I partially tore my Achilles about 6 months ago. Of course, I waited till January 2012 to go to the doctor. X-rays showed I also had a bone spur on the …

Accident cut my achilles tendon, multiple surgeries and infection 
i cut my tendon in august of 2010 while taking out the trash...talk bout bad luck on part...i had no idea all i know was i stepped felt a pop and something …

Charlie Horse After Torn Achilles Tendon Surgery  
Well, the day before labor day I was playing basketball and tore my left Achilles tendon but not completely. Last Sunday night, I felt a pop and my …

Tendon rupture left too long, surgery and infection and failed surgery 
hi my name is roseanna, in feb of 2010 i was running and felt sudden sharp pain in my left leg,i prevouly had tendonitis which was quite severe in the …

Ruptured Achilles Tendon from pushing a car, reattachment surgery two days later 
I was pushing a car to the side of the road which was up a slight incline,when somebody kicked me from behind(or so I thought) and I heard this crack like …

Complete tear of right achilles tendon and reattachment surgery 
I had problems with the heel being inflammed for a year and a half. I finally resorted to the risky cortizone injection and a cast for 4 weeks to try to …

1 month post-op Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery  
I'm a 55 yr. old female, was doing well and walking 3-5 miles a day before this Achilles tendon injury. I have suffered with pain in my left Achilles …

1 week post-op Achilles Tendon Tear repair, pain increasing 
I am Patrice, a healthy and active 40 year old. I tore my achilles tendon at work on 12/12/10. I had surgery to repair the tendon on 1/19/11. The surgery …

Achilles Tendon Severed At Heel In Accident 
11 weeks ago I stepped on a piece of broken glass and it pivoted up and through the back of my heel, completely severing my achilles tendon (and gashing …

Achilles Tendonosis Surgery and Bone Spur Debridement, happy and ready to do it again 
I suffered pain for years from achilles tendonosis and haglund's deformity. (reactive bone growth in my heal from all the inflammation in my tendon) Plus …

Questions About Recovering From Achilles Tendonitis Surgery 
Hi I am 5 days post op. from Achilles Tendonitis surgery. 1. How long do I have to keep my foot elavated. 2. Can I sit and let my feet dangle?? …

Snapped Both Achilles Tendons At The Same Time !!!! 
Hi all, back in feb of this year , I managed to snap both of my achilles at the same time , I will never forget the noise they made one after the other …

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 …

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2 Achilles surgeries and not healing?? 
First sugery was 4/2009 and I had a repair, debridement, and calcanial exosectomy. Long story short it got much worse and turned in to a swollen severe …

Heel Spur and Archilles Tendonitis, Multiple Doctors 
Hello my name is Yolanda, my pain started in August, it was minimal I had a small spur on the back of my heel and it would hurt when my shoe would rub …

Achilles Tendon Surgery -- Good Outcome But Now Showing Up In Other Leg 
I had surgery in January, 2010 for the following issues discovered on MRI: 1) partial tear of the anterior talofibulra ligament; 2) small longitudinal …

Would never do it again... Achilles Tendonitis Surgery NIGHT MARE 
I am 38 just starting jogging loosing weight... loving life... went hiking on a girls camp and tore my achilles and had a heel spur also on the bottom …

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery after 5 years and now have numbness and tingling in toes. Don't want to do these again! 
It's been 3 weeks since surgery! it's been 5 long years since first pain started....i had the surgery so the pain would go away...surgical site doesn't …

Achilles Tendonosis and Ugly Swollen Ankles 
I have had this Achilles Tendonosis problem for almost a year. Getting worse- I am on my feet all day. I have had PRP injection- worn boot for 2 …

Snapped Achilles Tendon, Am Two Weeks Into Achilles Tendon Reattachment Surgery 
Well I snapped my right achilles playing squash just over two weeks ago. It was not like I had not warmed up or anything, I had played one match …

Achilles Tendon Tears, Unlucky but lucky with the Achilles Surgery 
In 1983 I tore my right Achilles Tendon playing basketball and had surgery to repair it. Then in 1986 I tore my left one playing softball and had …

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery two years ago, still healing. 
Looks like I'm the first story on here. Cool! 4 years ago I started having pain in my right Achilles Tendon, halfway between the calf and the heel. …

Possible Tendonosis following Achilies lengthening surgery 
Hey there, Back in late 2009 I was in a car accident and suffered crush injuries up to my knees, but primarily my right ankle. Torn ligaments and tendons, …

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery a decade after painful Achilles tear 
In early 2000 I was running but there was a growing pain on the backs of both heels. Eventually, during a basketball game I suffered a partial tear to …

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery, Freaking out somewhat about the prospect of having it 
In February of 2009 I started having horrible pain at the back of my left ankle. I sort of ignored it as I was walking a lot in my job. (I work …

Back at work 2 weeks after Achilles Tendonitis surgery reattachment 
I am Female and 52 and ruptured my left achilles 3 years ago. After many vists to the hospital and many complaints I finally got to see the surgeon. …

Haglunds operation and everything... Not rated yet
I remember having problems with my right heel for some years, which calmed down after a while each time but for the last year it had been particularly …

achilles tendonitis surgery ok, therapy now, knee has clicking sound. WHY? Not rated yet
I used to visit my podiatrist for my feet but no longer. He became the cause and not the solution. I started developing excruciating pain in my right …

Bone Spur tearing achilles tendon - post surgery infection and pain years later Not rated yet
In June of 2011 I had surgery to remove a bone spur. Once the doc was in there he discovered it was slicing my achilles and it could have snapped any …

Achilles Tendon Rupture, complications after surgery, numbness in foot and toes Not rated yet
Hi all, I'm 20 weeks post op. My surgery to repair a completely ruptured achilles was on March 12, 2012. I was in a cast for 2 weeks, then the …

Two different procedures for Achilles Heel Tendonitis Not rated yet
I am an active 45 year old male with a bad history of achilles heel tendonitis. My first bout was on my right achilles heel right before turning 40. …

Achilles Surgery A Year and a Half Ago, runner afraid to get back on the road Not rated yet
I had surgery on my frayed achilles January 2011. The surgeon cut the achilles and reattached it to the bone. I also had some bursitis and a Haglund's …

Marine Corps Misdiagnosing my Achilles Tendonitis?? Not rated yet
Ok im seeking some advice maybe to give my new podiatrist. I know there suppose to know what there doing but because im active duty all i get is navy doctors …

Just had achilles Surgery a week ago, pain high towards the calf Not rated yet
I was playing indoor soccer and felt someone 'kick' me from behind, fell over and i knew straight away what it was... a trip to the hospital straight …

Help for old Achilles tendon rupture, I am Way Late and Old Not rated yet
Dear Expert, I am Neil, a 57 year old male in decent condition, except for one big problem: 8 years ago, I was running up to some concrete steps, with …

Still haven't fully recovered from Ruptured Achilles Tendon Surgery after 3 years Not rated yet
There I was, a 26 year old athletic man playing recretional football with my police buddies when suddenly, my left achillies tendon ruptures completely …

Surgery for Bone Spur on Ankle That Caused Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms Not rated yet
I had developed a bone spur on my right heel where the achilles attaches and had been suffering for quite awhile. The symptoms were basically like …

Achilles Tendon Surgery for a Brain Trama Patient Not rated yet
My 19 year old daughter had a car accident and received severe brain damage. As part of her recovery she had Achilles Tendon surgery to correct damage …

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Scar tissue removal at site of Achilles Tendonosis Not rated yet
My specialist has advised me to have an op to remove excess scar tissue from my Achilles tendons ;(. I have suffered with chronic tendonosis for at …

Doctor Says I Have Achilles Tendinosis Which Is Fluid In The Tendon Not rated yet
I've been dealing with chronic achilles pain/swelling in right foot for 3 plus years. I initially went to a Sports doctor that prescribed physical …

Will my ruptured, surgically repaired achilles ever heal? Not rated yet
age 55 male resumed tennis after many years. 4 months later game had come back, was playing 5 times weekly, and loving life. 2/15/11, while playing doubles, …

8 weeks in full cast after Achilles Rupture surgery and then what happens? Not rated yet
Hi there everyone, Just been reading through the comments and thought I would add one myself... It has been two and a half weeks now since the operation …

Achilles Tendonitis and Achilles Tendon Rupture, just a little bump in the road Not rated yet
I'm an avid runner, triathlete, and work in the construction field. A few months ago I felt that nagging pain in the achilles area. After the first …

Work station setup after rupturing my achilles tendon, for before and after surgery Not rated yet
Hi, I ruptured my achilles tendon and am having surgery next week. Since I am working at home and will be for a few weeks, I want to make sure my work …

Achilles Tendonitis Symptoms, but haven't even been diagnosed Not rated yet
I hurt both achilles about 18 months ago. I had not ran in a long time because I had recently had a baby. I did stretch but probably not enough. Both …

Bilateral achilles tenosynovitis surgery, dancer and runner Not rated yet
I have had achilles pain and treatment since I was 10 and I am now 24, so it has been a long road. After exhausting all conservitive treatment ie. physio, …

Achilles Tendon Rutpture followed by lengthening of the Achilles Tendon and now Tenosynovitis  Not rated yet
I ruptured my achilles tendon June 30th 2007. They operated 02nd July 2007. After several months of treatment and therapy. I continued to complain …

2 Years of Achille Tendonitis pain for DAN Not rated yet
I injured my right Achilles in 2008 at work while chasing a criminal (I'm a police officer). I first went to a podiatrist who stated I had plantar …

My Personal Nightmare - 14 with Achilles Tendonitis, time in boot, cast, crutches Not rated yet
I am 14 and have had pain in my heel due to achilles tendonitis for about a month and a half(since august 26, 2010). It got so bad that I cant even …

Rupture of Achilles tendon after squash game Not rated yet
I hurt my Achilles tendon after a game of squash. i went to the hospital and all was done , i was given pain killers and anti inflammatory ointment. …

The reattachments of my achilles tendon after achilles surgery Not rated yet
I had surgery on my achilles tendons April 23, 2010. The surgery wasn't bad at all. The fews days after surgery is more painful because your foot …

Not Sure If Everything Is Alright After My Achilles Tendonitis Surgery Not rated yet
I severely pulled my Achilles Tendon 8 years ago and limped badly ever since. I finally went to the doctor and he said that he wanted to operate. So …

My Husband's Constant Pain After Shoulder Surgery on Bursa and pinched nerves Not rated yet
This is actually not about a tendon surgery problem. My husband had surgery on his right shoulder in September for a bursa and pinched nerves that …

Achilles Tendonitis, surgery, recovery, still recovering Not rated yet
My story is pretty simple. I run every summer. This last summer, at age 48, by the end of July I had pain in my Achilles so bad I could barely walk. …

Achilles Tendonitis Surgery Last Week, Thank God For Painkillers Not rated yet
I just got Achilles Tendonitis surgery on my right Achilles last week. Other people I talked to said it wasn't that bad, I must be a wimp! …

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