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A 57-year-old female asked:

10 weeks post-op left achilles tendon surgery. i had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed. and i still have pain and swelling. is this normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Lets say it : Is possible. Visit your surgeon, ask them if everything is okay and what the plan of action is. Perhaps some physical therapy might be a good idea.
Dr. David Moats
Podiatry 36 years experience
Up to 6 months: The surgery that you had can take up to six months to heal. Other post operative pain treatments could include the use of a TENS unit and or MLS laser treatments.

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A 57-year-old female asked:

I am 14 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed and reattachment. And i still have pain and swelling?

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Dr. James Dukelow
Podiatry 31 years experience
Recovery time: I would expect that there would be pain and swelling some months after such a procedure. The reattachment requires internal fixation of the tendon in the heel bone. The bone removal in itself causes swelling. Physical therapy after surgery seems to speed recovery.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2018

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