Scar tissue removal at site of Achilles Tendonosis

by Jackie

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 least the last 4 yrs and it's slowly getting worse. My tendons remain very weak even tho I do all the exercises my physio tell me to and my job is extremely active and my legs take a battering on a daily Basis.

I've had to cut back my work load considerably which means less pennies which sucks.

My main concern tho is the recovery time on such a procedure.

I had my tendons lengthened as a child and was in plaster for well over 6 months.

I know it's a different thing they're doing now and there have been leaps and bounds medically in that time but I can't afford to be out of action for to long ;(, plus I'm really anxious about going under the knife which doesn't help lol but seriously how long am I gonna be outta action?


Joshua Answers:

Hey Jackie.

Surgery recovery times really depend on how clean the surgery is, how much damage the surgery causes, your overall health, your nutritional health, etc.

4 weeks minimum at best, more likely 8 before you're really walking around. Just all depends. Maybe faster, most likely less fast.

Tendonosis means that (parts of) a tendon isn't getting enough nutrition and blood circulation and is therefore dying.

Makes sense scar tissue is forming...but...what is the CAUSE of that? And how is surgery going to fix the CAUSE?

And of course there's no money back guarantee with surgery.....nor promise of success.

SO it's a very valid worry that you have.


1. Why did you have your tendons lengthened as a child? Please respond with something more detailed than 'they were too short'.

2. Why do you think that you have Achilles Tendonosis as opposed to something like Achilles Tendonitis.

3. What is your specialist having your do for your Process of Inflammation?

4. What else is your specialist having you do to help correct the problem?

Answer those questions, and we'll go from there.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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