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Pain After Achilles Tendon Surgery
On your side: This seems to be the most comfortable position
Talk to your doctor: This should be discussed with your surgeon.
6 weeks usually: I usually start formal therapy at 6 weeks post operatively.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 tendinitis: Without knowing the details of the surgery 2 years ago, it is hard to comment on it. However, the symptoms you describe sound very much like achilles tendinitis. I suggest that you see your orthopedic surgeon to be evaluated.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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 youSee 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: You should at least wait until you are off all pain medication.
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