I ruptured (fully tore) my achilles tendon in my left ankle while playing basketball on Feb. 8th 2008. This happened about 3 games into the night, and I thought I’d warmed up enough and had stretched a bit as well. The problem is that I have had achilles tendonitis for several years, and it looks like it caught up to me finally.
After the surgery, (bed-ridden with a laptop) I googled to find other people who are recovering from their achilles injury as well, and I discovered numerous blogs and forums.
It’s been helpful reading about other people’s experiences with achilles tendon rupture (ATR), especially those further along on the road to recovery. They’ve all been supportive and willing to share their experiences.
It’s strangely comforting to know that there are others just like me who are also making sure to keep their leg elevated, using a shower chair, and limping around in crutches.
I decided that AchillesBlog would be useful for people who are temporarily side-lined by this injury. It helps you stay positive when you can see that full recovery is possible in the end.
You can share your ATR stories here. You can create your own blog and keep track of your recovery progress.
My AchillesBlog is: http://achillesblog.com/dennis
You can create your own here.
I’ve also been gathering and posting a list of external blogs and forums related to achilles injury, as well as other useful resources. If you find valuable information that you would like to share, please email (admin[#A0TT&achillesblog .com) them, and I’ll add to the list.