The reattachments of my achilles tendon after achilles surgery
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 is coming back to life!!!
I was an out-patient and send home with a splint and cruthes which I wore for about 4 wks and later in a cast which I wore for 6wks.
The cast was removed on June 10, this was the most difficult part using the cruthes without the cast and learning how to walk again was a total diaster.
Going to PT is a waste of time because the things you learn there the poditary has shown you how to do the stretches so to me thats just a waste.
Sometimes my foot at the back of the heel bottom of my foot, ankle hurts so bad that sometimes I wish it never happened to me. Things happened and we don't know why but, I thank God it could had been something even worst. How funny it was when I had cruthes everywhere I went people with cast, boots, and braces and cruthes appeared everywhere I went lol.
Having the heel spurs removed was a big mistake but at the time I did't look into heel spurs till after the surgery was done. There are other options for heel spurs on line.
But the attachment of the achilles and the removal of the bump on my heel was something that needed to be done the bump is gone and the heel spur has been removed now I'm just gelling.
Hopeful, Monday morning when I returned to work that everything goes well, all I can do is pray and ask God to guide me throught the day and help my foot to heal without any problems.
As you've discovered, Achilles Tendonitis can be bad news, especially when you add in other factors like heel spurs.
I could say a lot, but I'll keep this short.
1. THanks for sharing your experience.
2. You may want to try my Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook as an Achilles surgery rehabilitation plan.
The surgery and the immobility from casting has caused the connective tissue of the entire structure to shrink wrap down even more than it already was.
3. Ice Dip. Ice Dip. Ice Dip. As described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert