And we’re back!

21 weeks since ATR today, and the news is amazing! I was back playing basketball last night, full tilt, and with a surprisingly on song jump shot too. No words can describe how good it feels. To add to the progress, this wasn’t just a gentle run around, but I proper training session with a [...]

15 weeks - exciting times

15 weeks, physio continues and even though there are times when I feel like I am sinning by not doing my exercises, progress remains good. I am ‘running’ in that I have the all clear to go out and do a bit of walk/run alternations since when I was put on a treadmill by [...]

No time to Blog (for all the best reasons)

I am coming up to 12 weeks since the ATR struck, and I am in remarkably good shape. Last time I posted I was at the start of physio and cycling a bit. Since then I have been on two weeks holiday in Italy (which I spent mostly cast free), have officially been [...]

Six weeks - more exercises

You wait all week for an appointment and then two come at once. NHS trip first - not particularly inspiring since the guy I saw thought I had been in the boot for three weeks, didn’t know how the injury happened, didn’t know I had been in three weeks previous and showed no interest [...]

Five weeks and its physio time

Maybe it is symptomaitc of health care professionals to tell you the worst and then let you be pleased if what actually happens is better, but everytime I go to an appointment the prognosis and information I get seems to improve.
Today was my first physio appointment. I released myself from the cast [...]

A good week got better

As well as the ATR (or maybe as a result of it), I have thrown my back out. I went to see my osteopath yesterday who looked at my leg and said ‘you haven’t done something stupid like ruturing your achilles have you?’. Ho Ho Ho. Anyway, it turns out she was a bit [...]

Three week check…

Three week check today - apparently I have the beginnings of an Achilles tendon growing in there! After a thorough grope of the back of my heal, the specialist declared that progress is being made, and he was pleased with how it felt. 5 mins, half of the heal wedge removed and I [...]


So I am now 17 days post-ATR and dammit, I want to make some progress! Patience has never been my virtue, so I want to be out of the boot and walking As soon as possible. I continue to be teased and tormented by the stream of runners and cyclists going past the [...]

TWANG! One Achilles Tendon Rupture

Picture the scene. It is 30 seconds before the end of a basketball coaching session for 9 to 12 year olds, and a friendly game of ‘killer’ (where you have to score before the person behind you does) is drawing to a close with two Dads left in. One takes a jump shot from the [...]

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