Will my ruptured, surgically repaired achilles ever heal?
age 55 male resumed tennis after many years. 4 months later game had come back, was playing 5 times weekly, and loving life. 2/15/11, while playing doubles, rt achilles completely popped -- like being struck by lightning.
Achilles Surgery on 2/23 (7 months ago). Dr. said, pre-op, I'd be back to sports and fully recovered by now.
Instead, can't jog, jump, run, or even lift weight off rt foot. Daily pain and misery, constant limp, can't work. Very depressed. Going for MRI next week after seeing national expert today. Losing my mind.
Yeah, doctors say that a lot....
What did the national expert say? I'm curious.
I'm guessing that the MRI showed it had healed fine and that you 'shouldn't be having this much pain and limitation'?
How are you doing now? I suspect that you're mostly the same, maybe 10% better in the 2 months since you wrote this?
Essentially, you had an Achilles Tendonitis
dynamic even though you felt not pain or problem.
But muscles were too tight and thus not absorbing force optimally. All that force had to go somewhere, and resulted in your Achilles Tendon Rupture
Nutrition plays a role in there too...
So you're 9 months in not not back to 100% like your doctor said or at least implied.
There are good reasons why this is the case, and they all revolve around "Reattachment surgery puts the
tendon back together but doesn't even a little big fix the problem that -caused- the rupture."
If you got my Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook
, you could rehab your leg mostly completely. Mostly. It would take diligent time and effort etc. Not a lot of time nor a lot of effort but diligence over time is required.
If you want a pricier but more deeply (and surprisingly effective) beneficial method, and you live in the US, I highly suggest that we chat about The ARPwave System
Check it out.
Along those lines, you'll find this interesting/useful: Michael's ARPwave Achilles Rupture Recovery Story ----------------------
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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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