Nervous about my good achilles!

I’m 2 weeks post-injury (8 days post-op) and for some reason my good calf/achilles is sore and tingly! Has anyone else experienced this? My “good” leg is doing a lot of work between getting around on crutches and just balancing when I have to stand on one foot. Maybe this is why? This makes me nervous!


  1. mari Said:

    on November 18, 2011 at 12:17 am

    My left, good one, has been doing a lot of work over the last 2 years.

    Stretch, massage and rest both legs.

  2. nivergvup Said:

    on November 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Well all I can tell you is that when I first started walking with my boot my other achilles and calf were so tight that I would have to stop or I thought I would tear the other side! It is probably just fatigue from having to compensate so much. Just listen to your body and stop and relax! It does get better and other than the occasional twinge those feelings are almost completely gone now.

    I know it is tough but you just need to take everything as it comes! If out bodies are telling us to slow down then we have to listen. Good luck. Let me know how it goes and if there is anything that I can help you with.


  3. Stuart Said:

    on November 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    It is quite common, from personal experience and the experience of many others here, for the good AT to get sore. A couple of things to consider. Firstly the good AT is now doing all the work. It is being loaded up more than it is used to. Remember to rest it, ice and a bit of massage. It should go away as you start weight bearing on the bad leg. The other thing to consider is why your AT ruptured and if there is a similar problem in the other AT. There could be a similar patholody in both tendons if they have done similar work. It is not something nice to think about but you should be thinking about looking after the other one. Some people are more dominant in their sport with one leg and this would lead to degeneration in one more than the other. There are exercises that will strengthen the muscles around the AT and you should consult your physio when the time comes. It is not likely you will rupture the other one while you are rehabing so just give it the RICE and massage when sore.

  4. gabe Said:

    on November 20, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Hi, same here 4 days post-op. I have started ice and elevation and resting it as much as feasible. My likely predisposing factor, recovering from a marathon, is for both sides… Not sure what kind of massage would help but it will not be easy anyhow. Good luck in your recovery…

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