I should have kept in touch …. But it doesn’t take long before life takes over again and it’s not all about your Achilles’ tendon . Which , on one hand is great because you begin to live again . On the other hand , the exercises and stretching slide down the list of priorities .
I have progressed steadily and have no limp and have full range of motion . However , I’m now 9 months post rupture ( conservative non surgical ) and feel sick to my stomach with fear . I am getting twinges and niggles I’m my “bad leg ” as I still call it . I’m discharged now but called my physio anyway . I haven’t been stretching my tendon and ran / hurried for a bus on Sat after a day out for lunch and wine ! I am terrified I have done some damage as get light shooting pains and am just acutely aware of every twinge in my tendon and calf . I feel so stupid for running for the bus . I have had no problems , probably because I have been so careful , and now I’m terrified of a re rupture . Physio advised massage and movement with plenty stretches and most likely some shortening due to lack if stretching and overworking it . Thinks it will settle down and advised heal raise now I’m wearing flat pumps .
Please reassure me , I hope this is just a reminder I’m not out the woods and need to re prioritise my ongoing recovery !!! Thanks Clare