Well 16 months on from my achilles surgery problems still exist.
I went with my hubby to see my surgeon this morning, he did the Thompson test again and said it was OK and the achilles felt strong and in place, despite failing the test at my physiotherapists and NHS walk in centre, but he was at a loss as to why I had no strength in my leg, the calf muscle was quite obviously very weak, and when he asked me to go on my toes I couldn’t nor could I push his hand with my bad leg. He is arranging for me to have a scan. In his opinion the achilles is OK but he wants to confirm this.
We will have to see what happens after he gets the scan results, which could be about 2 weeks, there is a new scanner in my area which he wants me to use, but there is a waiting list, he said it is a much newer and better machine than the one I used last time.
If that does not show any obvious problems he will then refer me to a spinal doctor in case it is some sort of nerve problem that is affecting the calf. My husband asked all the questions TomTom suggested I ask, but it was a case of lets see what the scan says.
So no news as yet. I have to admit to being a little disappointed that I didn’t get a positive answer.