The Injury Itself

May 6th, 2013  Tagged

I’m 30 years old. I work a job where I’m standing/walking 95% of my day. I’ve played sports my entire life and consider myself in good shape, not overweight at all.

On April 18th, I was playing in an adult league soccer game. In the 2nd half of the game I simply stepped forward getting ready to jog in front of me, that’s when I heard the loud pop of the opponent kick with all his effort the bottom of my shoe. I was pretty angry, and as I was dropping to the ground, I turned and saw the opponent about 10 feet away. I was probably the most confused I had ever been in my life.. and then I knew what it was. I had ruptured my left Achilles.

My team carried me off the pitch thankfully, They held my foot in place so it were not to move. Once the injury took place, I never tried to put weight on it or move it all that much, and I believe that helped pain-wise. The pain wasn’t all that bad compared to some people I’ve seen on these boards or had heard about in the past. As some others feel, it was sort of the ‘numb’ feeling although it did hurt from time to time. I waited until the game ended, they carried me to my car and put me in the backseat so I could lay down and be driven to the doctor.

I arrived at the doctor, I told them I ruptured my Achilles. We did x-rays, then the Thompson Test. The Thompson test showed zero response and that’s when it became official. The Thompson test ’squeeze’ brought the pain on, not pleasant for me.

That was a Thursday night, I was then scheduled to see a specialist the following Monday the 22nd. I spoke with him on the 19th, and he advised elevation, ice and nothing more until I saw him on Monday.

I did a little bit of research and realized how long this ordeal could take… but stayed in a good mood about it all.