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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a ruptured Achilles tendon surgery if not on meds?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a ruptured Achilles tendon surgery if not on meds?

A very long time.: We know that alcohol has negative effects on your cerebellum which is related to balance and coordination. And we also know that people who drink suffer falls. It would be a rare day that I would take a chance like that after needing surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon! ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Should I drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Should I drink alcohol after tendon surgery?

Post op: Ask your surgeon about any postoperative restrictions. Usually there is restriction on alcohol use for several days after any surgical procedure, definitely if pain medication or sedation is involved. ...Read more

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How long after Achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

How long after Achilles tendon rupture repair can you start drinking alcoholic beverages again?

Bigger question?: What other meds are you taking now that's not on the profile. This can impact whether or not you can take alcohol or not. If you are still on pain meds, muscle relaxants, etc. Then it's not advisable to do so. Check with your surgeon for the best answer, so they can document your request in your chart. We can't advise or treat, but your doctor can. This would be best! ...Read more

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How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?

How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?

Depends: If you are in a cast and the ankle immobilized, flying carries a higher risk of developing a DVT (deep vein thrombosis or blood clot in the leg).

If you are walking around than it should be fine. But ideally you should wait until your ankle is not immobilzed. ...Read more

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How long does it take after Achilles tendon surgery to begin rehab?

6 weeks usually: I usually start formal therapy at 6 weeks post operatively. ...Read more

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After rupture Achilles tendon surgery my fourth toe is black and blue, is that normal?

After rupture Achilles tendon surgery my fourth toe is black and blue, is that normal?

Can happen: Blood once it is out of a blood vessel just goes to the lowest point. (you pour water into an upright glass it goes to the bottom).
A rupture of the achilles tendon as well as the attendant surgery can causing bleeding. If you do not keep the foot higher than your heart or dangle it too much it follows the path of least resistance and can end up in your toe (s). ...Read more

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Why does my foot still hurt after my Achilles tendon surgery? The surgery was in may 2011

Achilles tendon pain: The Achilles tendon is a very slow healing wound due to its poor vascularity. Furthermore the dependency of the leg itself may prolong wound healing due to edema. It is imperative that you follow the instructions of your surgeon and therapist and wear proper compression garments. Pain is not unusual for up to 2 years before becoming stable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to travel 3 days after my Achilles tendon surgery from detroit mi to nashville tn?

Is it possible to travel 3 days after my Achilles tendon surgery from detroit mi to nashville tn?

Yes you could: But I do not advice it, because the amount of the swelling you have, also sitting in the plain going to cause more swelling. If it is urgent for you to go ask for exit seat to keep leg elevated and ask doctor to give a shot of Heparin to use so you will developed blood clots. ...Read more

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Which type of shoes can I wear after Achilles tendon surgery?

Which type of shoes can I wear after Achilles tendon surgery?

Regular shoes: After you fully recover from surgery, shoe gear modification is not really necessary. If there is not scarring on the back of the heel, then any shoe would be fine. However, you will need time to fully recover. Remember elite athletes who suffer from this injury often need a long time to recover. Please be patient and take care of yourself and listen to your doctors advice. ...Read more

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Achilles tendon surgery 2 years ago this 9/1/12. I still have serve pain in my heal & when I walk I can feel like something is tearing.?

Achilles tendon surgery 2 years ago this 9/1/12. I still have serve pain in my heal & when I walk I can feel like something is tearing.?

Tendinitis: The achilles tendon has a poor blood supply. With any injury or surgery to repair an injury, there will be scarring. The amount of scarring depends on severity of injury, amount of surgery needed to repair the injury, patient compliance and the body's ability to heal. Since you are still having problems, see you foot specialist. Don't let it continue. Dr l. ...Read more

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A friend is taking a road trip 6 weeks after Achilles tendon surgery. What problems could he have? What preventative measures should be taken?

Prevention: The first thing that comes to mind is to safeguard against developing a dvt (deep vein thrombus, blood clot). Wearing compression stockings and moving your legs (flex at hip and knee) at least every 30 minutes are good measures to take. ...Read more

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Had achilles tendon surgery 2 days ago, urinary incontinence resulted. I'm 66 yrs old with a sm amt of urgency prior to surgery. Will this get better?

Had achilles tendon surgery 2 days ago, urinary incontinence resulted. I'm 66 yrs old with a sm amt of urgency prior to surgery. Will this get better?

Incontinence: This is normal if you had an catheter placed during surgery, which I presumed happened. Your prostate was affected. Give it some time and it should get back to your normal habits. If after a week or two, no improvement then you might see an urologist. ...Read more

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Can I travel from detroit, mi to nashville tn 3 days aftter my Achilles tendon surgery?

Not advisable: It would be best to ask your surgeon but it would be best to keep it elevated and for you to rest. ...Read more

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How can you lay comfortably after Achilles tendon surgery?

Talk to your doctor: This should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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How to cope after a ruptured tendon surgery?

How to cope after a ruptured tendon surgery?

Physical therapy: Talk to your surgeon if you need emotional support he will refer you to sociologist. If it is a problem of function discuss options for physical therapy with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

How long should you wait to drink alcohol after a foot surgery?

Talk to your Surgeon: Generally after surgery you should avoid alcohol while you are taking any medication that is processed through the liver. Therefore, the best answer to this question is obtained by asking your surgeon who will know what medications he/she has prescribed you. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

How long do I need to wait till I can start/practice walking after Achilles tendon rupture?

That depends: Need more details here. The answer really depends on is this complete or partial tear and what has been the treatment? If surgery: that is usually guided by your surgeon and how you are progressing after surgery.
Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is muscle spasms normal for post achillies tendon surgery.

Is muscle spasms normal for post achillies tendon surgery.

Spasms: It can be. See your surgeon for something that concerns you ...Read more

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4 weeks after achillies tendon surgery I feel great but once and a while I get pain pulsing in the tendon. Is that a sign of healing?

Post Achilles Surg: Depends on how long it lasts. If it is short lived, you are probably stretching out the scar tissue, and that is fine. If it lasts for several days, you are over using the weakened tendon and I would analyze your rehab program. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Had achillies tendon surgery about 4 weeks ago. In a cast the whole time. Boot is next. Is this with or without crutches. Need life back.

Had achillies tendon surgery about 4 weeks ago. In a cast the whole time. Boot is next. Is this with or without crutches. Need life back.

Life: You may need your life back, but you need to be patient. That attitude will actually delay your healing or ruin the surgery necessitating another surgery all because you want to be active too soon. Follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter and you will be fine. ...Read more

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Had ruptered patella tendon surgery, was stuck at 78 degrees had manipulation quads won't let me get past 105 any suggestions?

Had ruptered patella tendon surgery, was stuck at 78 degrees had manipulation quads won't let me get past 105 any suggestions?

Next step harder: The next step may be more difficult. The knee can be stiff from scar either within or outside the knee. As your quadriceps was not the the focus of the injury, it may not be the major portion of the remaining problem.

The repair may have had to be done in a way that shortened the tissue available or there may be scar behind the repaired tendon.

A surgery to remove scar may help some. ...Read more

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When after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

When after gall bladder surgery should I wait to drink alcohol?

Alcohol consumption: In moderate amounts should not interfere with healing or digestion after gallbladder surgery. If you have other GI problems such as excess acid, gerd, ulcer, or liver disease, alcohol would be bad even without the gallbladder operation. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Tendon Surgery (Definition)

Tendons attach muscles to bone. So, depends if partial tear or calcification or tendinosis (previous tendinitis that has healed in irregular pattern with continued pain past point healing) really question for surgeon to explain what ...Read more