A 24-year-old male asked:
i' did an achilles tendon lengthening(z plasty)because i had 6cm equinus problem.6 months after, i still feel my feet weak and my walking is bad. why?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
Please consult : With your surgeon. With any tendon lengthening procedure there will be some degree of weakness. This is inherent in the procedure. Muscle/tendon strengthening may be helpful, a physical therapist can help with this, you may require orthotics or bracing in the meantime to prevent any falling or instability.
Answered on Sep 5, 2012
Dr. Alan Wittenberg answered
52 years experience Podiatry
Muscular weakening.: When you have a muscle lengthened, you lose at least one grade of muscle strength. It can take up to a year before the muscle returns to 'somewhat' normal. You should be in therapy in order ro regain your muscle strength. Consult your podiatrist for exercises or go to a therapist.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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