12 month Post-Op update

12 mos and 4 days since surgery and all is well. i can jog, but still can’t really sprint due to my calf strength not being 100%. i can jump up and down without fear (jumping jacks, jump rope, etc.). cutting side to side is still not crisp, again due to calf strength. i continue [...]

40 week, post-op update

i’ve started running some sprints after a short 2 mile jog. i’ve also started to do some plymetrics like shuffling laterally in both directions. the plymetrics are a bit more difficult as calf strength is still not the same-i just can’t float on my toes on my bad leg. until i get my calf strength [...]

For those football players out there, here are some stats post ATR:


Achilles Tears Plague the NFL - NY Times Article

I thought this was interesting. No offseason workout and there have already been the equivalent Achilles tears in preseason that take place during the regular season.
An Early Surge in an Injury the N.F.L. Wasn’t Expecting


When the N.F.L. lockout ended last month and players streamed into training camps on short notice after no supervised off-season workouts, many [...]

9 month post ATR surgery/embolism update

I haven’t posted here much, but have gotten so much helpful information (especially norm) and support from everyone, I thought it was about time I posted my full experience here and where I am in my recovery 9 months later. For those that are in the early recovery stages, I hope this helps in terms [...]

What activity is the riskiest for a healed ATR?

I’ve seen some rehab protocols that say jumping down (off a fence or platform) is the riskiest for a re-rupture. What about jumping up, sprinting, cutting, etc?
My injury was from backpedaling and then trying to shoot forward. I’m now 7.5 months and feel pretty good. Once my calf strength returns and I’ll be able to start playing [...]

Scar Tissue below actual surgical repair??

hope everyone is healing well. i visited my surgeon a month ago (i’m now 7 mos post-op) and he was a bit puzzled at why i would have scar tissue below where the actual rupture occurred.  i went for a 2.5 mile jog yesterday and feel fine.  in fact, i passed up a few really slow [...]

24 weeks post-op, should i jog?

I have a follow up with my surgeon tomorrow and obviously will ask him if it’s ok for me to start jogging, but wanted to hear others experiences? I can barely do a one legged heel raise, meaning that my calf has a long way to go, but as far as walking long distances and [...]

heel raises, just curious how long after you started PT did you start heel raises? i’m at week 14 post op.