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 therapist think I can do it. I also work in law enforcement, therefore, a full recovery is essential.

As for my previous level of activity, I was training and sparring in all aspects of Mixed Martial Arts (Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and Wrestling). I hope and plan to slowly get back to light training within 6 months. I was also Deadlifting 405lbs prior to this injury. I have a long way to go in this recovery and I’m just crossing my fingers that I can come back better than before. My weight prior to surgery was 185lbs and now I weigh 200lbs. The weight increase is a product of dedicating a lot of time to heavy upper body lifting, no cardio, and massive eating. Once I can start jogging and running, I would like to go back to my comfortable weight which hovers around 185lbs-188lbs, which I think is ideal for my build at 6 feet tall.

Here is a short outline of my recovery. I’ll make a separate post for 8 weeks (which is where I am at today). I want to post every week.

Injury: 6/12/15

Surgery: 6/19/15

Aircast Boot: 7/3/15

First upper body workout at the gym (2 weeks post op): 7/6/15

First day of PT at 3.5 weeks: 7/15/15

Full Weight Bearing at 4 weeks with wedges and crutches: 7/10/15

Barefoot walking inside apartment with crutches at 6.5 weeks: 8/5/15

First time walking with both sneakers on inside apartment and at PT with no crutches at 7 weeks: 7/9/15

Walking outside in public using both sneakers and both crutches: 8/18/15

Lastly, please feel free to offer suggestions, recommendations, and advice. I plan to be an active poster so I’ll be commenting a lot on everyone’s post.

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