OK - So I’ve been doing well in my recovery (I think). But I had a question for everyone. The day after I had surgery, I was scooting myself up a flight of stairs on my bum. I had my injured, soft-casted leg and newly repaired Achilles out in front of me as I went up the stairs, and my injured knee swung in the air from side-to-side as I struggled up the steps. My foot swung rather loosely (not violently at all) as a result, and I felt an intense burning pain and I swear I felt a little bit of a tear in my leg. I gathered myself on the landing and felt intense burning in my leg ONLY for a few seconds. The burn went away and I felt only the dull pain that I experienced all day that came from the surgery the day before. I was told the day after surgery would be the worst, and any type of movement around the area would cause intense pain…which I think I experienced.
I had a follow-up appointment with the doctor last week. They squeezed my calf and did a few more basic tests and told me everything was together and healing nicely. But was that “tear” I felt anything? I honestly forgot about what I did on the stairs when I was at the doc last week, but a day later I thought about it and had a dream about it last night. I can’t tell if I’m psyching myself out after reading a few things about re-ruptures on here. Am I looking too much into this? I have not been PWB let alone FWB on my repaired leg yet, have not experienced any pain since that day after surgery, and there was no swelling and no bruising at the time of my last appointment.
For those who’re experienced with re-ruptures or with strength of Achilles repair, is this anything to be concerned about?