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rehabilltation after having achilles tendon legthen surgery

sandy02ssandy02 Posts: 1
edited 12/16/2015 - 11:27 PM in Recovering from Surgery
hi all my name is sandy and i need a little advice here and i hope there's someone out there can help me. i just don't know or least get a better understanding of the pain that I' m now experiencing during the fall of 2014 i trip over my Left foot and ankle twice the 2nd time the pain was so bad that i went to the ER. the outcome of that visited was having a hemitoma in other words a badly brused foot. but i was told nothing was broken but the pain comes and goes it was n't getting better i litterly had enough with the pain so i went to a orthapedicst dr around july of 2015 i told and show him where the paim seemed to be coming from which was the top right hand side of my foot it looked swollen to me. anyway he didnt seem it to think i need it xray so he thought it must be the achilles tendom which i had surgery on it in aug. was in a cast for 6 weeks. luckiliy, i was in not pain during that time i knew that that there was some swelling once that cast came off the swellling went down after afew weeks although i am receaiveing in home physcial therapy 2 times a week upto now the sessions are going well and my legs are getting stronger just a few had days ago the pain returm it hurts only i tried to pivit ny foot or whien i pick my foot up and when i sit or stand for a few minitues i was told alot things/
1 the puffiness and cracking /popping sound could be a sign of a pocket of fuild in my foot
2 arthitis
3 the muscules are trying to adjusts
4 my shoes,



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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,435
    by an Achilles Lengthening Surgery.

    I had a torn Achilles tendon in my left ankle. In April 2015, I had Achilles reconstructive surgery. It was a in/out surgery.

    It really was not painful, but keeping in a non-weight bearing situation for 5 weeks was hard. I rented a knee scooter and that was the only way I could around the house. After 2 weeks, I was fitted for a foot brace. (toe to knee) I wore that for 4 weeks, but most of the time, I still had to adhere to no-weight bearing. Finally, when the foot brace came off, I was then fitted with an ankle brace. I slowly started to put some weight on my ankle.

    I did physical therapy for 2 weeks, but based on what they were doing, the fact that I have known the physical therapists there for over 10 years, we decided to for go PT and did all the required exercises at home (with my doctor's approval.

    Finally around the August time frame, everything was back to normal. My ankle is as strong as prior to the surgery.

    However, since I am a spinal patient, plus have my shoulders and hips totally replaced, there were some impacts. Mostly to my lower back and hips. But once I started walking normally, those impacts diminished.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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