ibjc’s Achilles Recovery

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August 16, 2012

Leg Shape Question???

Filed under: Boot, Daily — Jenifer @ 5:16 pm

I’m in a vacocast and told to do my range of motion exercises without stretching yet for another week. I add that in along with my range of motion using a towel to stretch the tendon. Ok so today my question is this….. I’m doing my range of motion and looking at my leg and when I pull my toes up towards my calf there is a bulge at the base of my calf. It’s sore and I can feel the bump that is about the size of a quarter. I never noticed it before today and I just stated (2 days ago) to put some weight on my leg as I’m walking with the crutches. Is this normal? There is no tone to my leg now since it’s been 9 weeks of non use so I’m not sure if this is normal or if I should be concerned. This is NOT the site where my tear was, that was lower on my leg so I know it’s different.


  1. I have lost over 1/2 inch of muscle along my whole leg! Calf muscle is like a floppy thing! Now I am load bearing I plan to build these back up. I also have one lump of scar tissue at the base of my scar which I am working on with massage to loosen up.
    Happy healing!

    Comment by pauls — August 16, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

  2. I am at 9 weeks too and my calf is floppy and empty. I am sure we will all be able to build these legs back up, maybe to better than before! ( well I can dream ! )

    Comment by Curlygirl — August 16, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

  3. My left calf was a full inch smaller than the good one. When I went to 2 shoes at 8 weeks it just flopped like a fat lady waving at a bingo tournament. The bump at the bottom of the calf is probably scar tissue. I tore mine close to the calf and I’ve got scar tissue from top to bottom.

    Comment by Skutr — August 16, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

  4. I’ve got a new hard bulge in the AT from shoe heel irritation as I walk more. I wonder if it’s all not scar tissue build up?

    Comment by Kimjax — August 17, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

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