2 Achilles surgeries and not healing??

by WC
(Greenville, NC)

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 case of tendonosis.

Second surgery was in 2/2010 had an achilles transfer. right now the entire heel and tendon is swollen and morphine will not ease the pain whatsoever....any suggestions?


Joshua Answers:

Hi WC.

The best I have for you right now is:

1. Ice Dip, Ice Dip, Ice Dip. Intensively. As many times a day as you can at 10 seconds a dip.

2. Protein, Magnesium and (this is iffy but worth a shot) Vitamin B6 since Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency.

Lots of extra protein so you have the building blocks you need to heal, Magnesium to help the system relax, B6 to help reduce any pain from B6 deficiency caused by all the inflammation.

Can't hurt to get a bunch of Omega 3 fats in you, they are naturally antiinflammatory and generally really good for a body.

Plantar Fasciitis is one thing, Tendonitis in general is one thing, but surgery getting in there and ripping things apart is a whole different thing.

First let's try to lower the pain levels. Then we can talk more about helping your body repair effectively.

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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Jul 28, 2012
Problem foot going on 4th Achilles surgery
by: Carol

hello ive had 3 operations so far for achilles rupture and calcium deposits i have metal anchors in my right foot i now need another operation as i have a white mass grown back and some strange looking bump wich showed up on the xray this will be my 4th operation

my consultant is now running out of options my foot is very swollen and sore and walking is difficult.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Carol.

How have things gone since you submitted this question?

1. You're not healing properly (obviously).
2. You doctor doesn't know how or why (unfortunately).
3. Your doctor didn't check your Vitamin D level or advise you to supplement with Magnesium (sadly) and both are required to utilize calcium so you can heal correctly around things like metal objects lodged into your bone.

4. What is the 'white mass'? I'm assuming bone and/or scar tissue formation.
5. Swelling is from the Process of Inflammation.

Learn How To Reduce Inflammation

6. You had Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles Tendon Rupture?

Jul 23, 2010
Please help
by: Anonymous

Hi there my husband is a proffessional footballer and everyone is struggling to know what to do ... please help
he ruptured his achillies in March 2010 had the tendon repaired and 6 weeks after in the boot it collapsed he fell out and rereuptured it .He had it reattatched and it was successful and now 11 weeks later he went for a MRI and they are it is only saying 30 percent healed.

Please tell me what do you think he should do, his career needs him well what is the alternative?


Joshua Comments:

Hi Anonymous.

The best bet is to contact me with a Phone Consultation and we can set him up with a complete plan.

I could give you some tips etc, but he's got a lot at stake and needs to deal with all the factors that are going into his pain dynamic.

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