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Pain After Achilles Tendon Surgery
On your side: This seems to be the most comfortable position ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: This should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more
6 weeks usually: I usually start formal therapy at 6 weeks post-operatively. ...Read more
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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A friend is taking a road trip 6 weeks after Achilles tendon surgery. What problems could he have? What preventative measures should be taken?
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
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
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
My father age 75 did achilles' tendon surgery. 9months back . Still swelling and pain in that place. Pls give some remedy dr?
Consider physical: Therapy if this has not already been tried. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
Spasms: It can be. See your surgeon for something that concerns you ...Read more
4 weeks after achillies tendon surgery I feel great but once in 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
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.
My stitches post debridement Achilles tendon surgery came apart, Is thst because something is poking through my incision?
How long should you wait to fly from london to australia after having ruptured Achilles tendon surgery?
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 the least resistance and can end up in your toe(s). ...Read more
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
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?
Depends: There are several types of surgery that can be performed on the patellar tendon- arthroscopic, tendon repair, and tendon realignment to name a few. You will need to discuss specifically with your orthopaedic surgeon. Work with a physical therapist knowledgable about your case to help with your recovery. ...Read more
Months: Tendons take roughly 3-4 weeks for the initial stages of healing, the swelling takes a few more weeks to subside and the rehab for finger motion at the joints may take several more weeks. It roughly takes months for recovery. Good luck. ...Read more