Picture of calf

Currently 10 weeks post op, this picture was taken at 9 weeks. Does the calf atrophy that I have look normal, too excessive, or not that bad?

Disappointed about 10th week visit with OS

Good news and bad news. I’ll start with the good news which is that the surgeon was very happy with the way the tendon looks and I had a negative Thompson test. Doctor said I can start pool therapy exercises.
Bad news is that the surgeon is being overly conservative with the rehab approach until at [...]

Start of 9th week

Today marks the start of my 9th week post-op. I’ve started to walk outside and at the gym in my sneakers since the early portion of this week at 8 weeks post-op. I take my crutches with me but I haven’t been using them. If my PT found out he would be upset since he [...]

8 weeks and 4 days post-op

As I mentioned in my introduction, everything is smooth and no swelling.  However, this past Friday, I pushed a little too hard at the gym which I was advised not to do yet by my physical therapist because the doctor has not given me the green light yet to push hard. Everything felt fine while [...]

To my fellow Achilles brothers and sisters, hello!

Hey everyone,
I am a 29 year old male, I sustained a full rupture of my right Achilles tendon when I was running while playing basketball. Thus far, my recovery has been smooth. I have full ROM and no swelling. I am hoping to make a full recovery within 6 months post-op. My doctor and physical [...]