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 and was into the second having had a half hour break in between the matches.
We finished one game and were 12 points into the second and I felt as though I had a slight cramp in my right calf, I thought i would just play through it, then the next point I thought someone in the crowd had thrown a brick on my leg, I turned around and immediately knew what had happened. I fell like a ton of bricks and was carried off the court.
An hour later I was in the hospital with the orthopedic surgeon telling me I was to have surgery the next morning early.
It has been 18 days since my surgery and my leg is in its second cast and will be for another month, then I guess its physio and working to get it back.
My biggest surprise was how un-painful the whole ordeal was. Like a big cramp. The worst is the cast and dealing with the mental aspect of the injury, depressions due to being immobile and useless.
Thanks for modern medicine and fantastic surgeons.
Hey, thanks for sharing.
In general, I'm not big on doctors or surgery. And,
there is a correct tool for every job.
If your tendon splits in half, YOU WANT A GOOD SURGEON to put it back together.
I'm not a fan of splints, braces, or casts, but after this kind of Achilles surgery, you really to want NO TENSION on the tendon for a while so it can knit itself back together.
And when you say it wasn't very painful, it has always boggled my mind that that is the common sensation from the Achilles Tendon rupturing. Common sense says it would HURT, but everybody says that the recovery is way worse than the actual injury.
For surgery recovery and rehap, I would treat it like Achilles Tendonitis
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. That will also get new blood to the area which will help the tendon heal.
Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expertwww.TendonitisExpert.com