A 28-year-old member asked:
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what is the rehab following achilles tendon repair usually involve?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Strength and ROM: Typically after an Achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibility. It is an area that must be rehabbed carefuly, as reinjuring the tendon is possible and certainly not ideal.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
Dr. Rudolf Zak
18 years experience Podiatry
Tendon repair : Initial rehab starts with getting range of motion back than progress to strengthening and balance of your leg. Typically it takes about three months.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
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Rehab by podiatrist: Your orthopedic surgeon or your podiatrist will recommend you the best rehab program for your specific lesion.
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Dr. Robert Mihalich
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6 weeks usually: I usually start formal therapy at 6 weeks post operatively.
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THERAPY: After the surgery: therapy , therapy and more therapy.
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Dr. Jimmy Lee answered
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No!: For this type of injury, I'd highly recommend seeking professional help in terms of rehab.
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