Feb 20 2012
Rupturing my Achilles only increased the amount of items that I need to complete on an everyday basis. Regardless I have decided to procrastinate even more and start a blog detailing my Achilles tendon rupture.
First, a bit about myself.
My name is Kevin and I am 23 years old and exercise is daily ritual I can’t do without. It’s the part of my day where I can reset, clear my mind and have that personal time to collect my thoughts. Of course, the endorphins that are released during exercise is a big plus too.
Anyways, I ruptured my left Achilles tendon on Sunday night, 12/Feb/2012. I was doing a circuit of shuttle runs, farmer’s walk, and jump rope when I heard a big "pop" while doing some double unders.
I thought I bumped into a dumbbell behind me but there was nothing there when I looked. I immediately lost balance in my left foot and couldn’t help but kneel down. I could feel a numbing sensation in my left achilles and when I went to feel it, I couldn’t feel it. That’s when I began to panic.
My first logical thought was, "crap, how long til I can work out again?" (OK maybe not that logical but you exercise addicts will understand) It then ran through my mind that maybe this was pretty serious. I limped back to my car and quickly drove home and applied RICE.
I didn’t feel any more incapacitated than a sprained ankle so I carried out my activities as usual while limping. In retrospect, I probably should have gone to the ER that night.
There was some pain, but it was tolerable so sleeping was not an issue. I decided I would go to a walk in clinic first thing in the morning.