Anyone here ever torn their Achilles tendon?

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  1. cedric

    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I completely ruptured mine a month-and-a-half ago and, since the surgery, I've been in a cast for the past 3 weeks. It comes off Monday. I was just wondering what recovery time would be like before I'm lifting legs again and running? :hs:
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    actually tearing it didn't hurt at all. I just heard something pop and fell down. It was the two days after the surgery that sucked :o
     
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    I had a slight tear years ago and it still hurts every now and again after a lot of exercise. If someone touches it it absolutely cains. I seriously wouldn't want to go through a full tear, could be a long while before you are confident running again :wtc:
     
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    i had a friend completely tear his last September and I still dont think he can run. I think he was in a walking boot for like a couple months. And you're leg muscles will go to crap so expect to see a real difference between your legs
     
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    considering how shitty it is just trying to get range of motion back after a broken leg (no damage to ankle, just lost all muscle due to cast) i'm sure with an achilles tear you're in for some extensive physical therapy to get full range of motion back. i started gigling today after about a week out of the cast i can go up on my tip toes lol, i'm sure a torn achilles will be a huge pain in the ass to rehab.

    are you going to go to therapy or try to do it yourself? with an injury like that i'd for sure go in to therapy to make sure you get full use back
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I got the cast off today. because my right calf was compensating for the inability for me to use the left, there's an easy 2-3" difference in girth when I put them side-by-side :wtc:

    I can't walk on my own yet unless i limp very very slowly. The muscles atrophied, so I can't pull my toes back upwards towards my shin otherwise I'll probably snap something.

    I go back to the doctor next week to see how I'm progressing. He expects me to be able to walk semi-normally by then, and I'll probably start PT that week.

    Fuck, this sucks :(
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    playing football. my buddies started a flag team. heard it pop in the middle of a play while running. It was probably gonna happen anyway, seeing as how my dad did it when he was my age too. shitty genetics ftl :down:
     
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    No walking boot?
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    nope. they wove some crazy fiber into the tendon while repairing it.

    It went something like this:

    - ruptured the tendon
    - had surgery about 1.5wks later
    - wrap and brace for 1wk
    - 4wks in a cast.

    So about a month and a half has passed since the incident. Now I'm supposed to slowly let the muscles stretch out again until I can walk without the crutches for a week. Then next week I start PT.

    Doc said it'll be 6 months to a year before I'm running again :mad:
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    :coolugh:

    I haven't been to the gym in over 6 weeks and it's killing me. I probably lost 10lbs since this bullshit started. My left calf is a fucking toothpick now :wtc:
     
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