Possible Tendonosis following Achilies lengthening surgery
by Maureen Maher-Killelea
(Leominster, MA, US)
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, severe bone bruising and tons of soft tissue damage.
Following months of treatment, PT etc. the achilies was frozen and 2 specialists agreed that we needed to do a lengthening of that tendon to try and regain some range of motion.
I'm 5 months out of surgery and while I regained a TON of mobility I've got a thickening of the tendon that we think might be a combination of tendonosis and scar tissue...new MRI tomorrow night. While an FHL (flexor hallucis longus) transfer is possible if the damage is just too much, I'm wondering what other non-surgical options there might be to fight the scar tissue and tendonosis. Neither my surgeon or I are set on more surgery and are holding off until after the MRI, but I was trying to do a little research on my own as well.
I'm glad you survived with as little trauma/damage as you did!
In your situation, I'm not a fan of surgery, for a variety of reasons.
Also, while my usual suggestions would be helpful, including Magnesium for Tendonitis
and the content of my Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook
, my best suggestion for you is:
Work with an ARPwave unit.
I haven't built a page yet to explain it all, but basically, it's the device I used to fix my ruptured L5-S1 disc problem.
It will be worth a conversation with one of the ARP guys for some specifics, but I think you'll be REALLY pleasantly surprised at how effective the ARPwave system can be in your situation.
The ARPwave system:
* breaks up scar tissue
* increases cirulation (which is what your Tendonosis needs, if that's what it is)
* helps tendon and ligament repair itself (6-8 week for full recovery from things like partial/complete achilles tendon tear, partial/complete ACL tear, etc)
* turns on muscles that have stopped firing correctly due to injury (i.e. that frozen achilles)
* sets TOO TIGHT muscle to length (i.e. unfreezing that frozen achilles
It will run you approx $2,600 or $3,300 depending on which treatment plan would best fit your needs, but it very much has the ability to fix you back to 90%-100%. Again, you'd need to talk to the ARP guys for specifics, but until I hear otherwise from them I'm confident.
It would be shipped to your home, you'd get one free session with it and a therapist over a webcam. I wager you'll be impressed. If you don't want to continue, send it back
(absolutely no cost to you in that scenario). If you want to continue, then you continue.
A lot of what you're suffering from now is muscles locked TOO TIGHT that are causing pain issues. Due to your injury and scar tissue, etc, you have some electrical disturbances that keep your structures from operating properly. I'm still impressed how fast the ARPwave system can shift a long term, chronic/acute pain dynamic.
If that catches your interest, let me know and I'll put you in contact with the right guy. You'll have a conversation, describe your situation, get the low down on how the ARP works, get questions answered, etc.
If that doesn't catch your interest, then I suggest the Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook, because it has various tools in it that I can show you how to apply to your situation.
Technically, you have a Tendonitis
dynamic, which means there's too much tightness of musdcle and connective tissue, and a chronic to acute Process of Inflammation
. There's more to it than that, of course, with all the scar tissue etc, but essentially it's not that complex. I can help get you out of pain with the ebook info, but I recommend the ARP if you want to -fix- the problem.
I can say, though, in my humble opinion, that surgery isn't going to help you that much, because it doesn't do anything to fix the problem (plus injures you some more). And I'm very motivated to help you avoid that option.
Like I say, let me know if you want to talk to the ARP guys. I have nothing but good to say about it based on personal experience and working on others with it, and in my opinion, it's WAY worth the money.
Also, I can talk lots more about the mechanics of what's going on in your legs/tendonosis/old torn ligaments etc if you have questions, just ask.----------------------
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