1 year anniversary

It has been a year since I ruptured my Achilles tendon and in a week it will be a year since the time I had surgery. The tendon feels great, still tight but good enough as to be able to sprint I think.

I have had two ankle sprains in the same foot and a Posterior Cruciate Ligament rupture in the other leg, this last one at around 9 months post surgery. So for those that are just starting this journey I would advise to be very kind to the uninjured leg while the other leg becomes functional again. And as you return to intense activity again, work on the ankle in the injured leg since after the long immobilization it becomes very weak.


  1. bballmatt Said,

    April 4, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    Thanks for the tip, Luis. I am about two weeks post-op and just now thinking about my uninjured leg and how I should treat it. I’ve been using the crutches and traveling on them liberally and am working the uninjured leg out well. I’m experiencing some aches now. As you say, I will make sure to be nice to it. Good luck with the PCL.

  2. Janus Said,

    April 4, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    Good luck, and as Matt said, thanks for the good advice.

  3. Bebe Katz Said,

    April 8, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Hi Luis,
    I am 7 months post surgery/ haglunds deformity removed and a tendon transfer from my big toe to replace the Achilles which was no longer functional due to tendinosis. I keep feeling like I should be further along but seeing your post after a year makes me okay with my progress. And it is so important to do like you said and be good to the good side. I think there are people like me who had managed the “bad leg” for so long that they did damage to the good leg and lower back. Then you add months of cast and crutches and that just messes up the good side even more. It is much more of a long recovery than I had expected. Leaning to walk with a tendon missing in you foot changes your balance so much. I got so used to limping (5 years before any one was willing to tackle my surgery) that I truly have had to learn to walk again. When ever I push too hard I am hobbled the next 2 days so I will add my agreement to your post and the comments that followed- take care of the “other side” it has been beaten up a bit and has to carry an extra work load. It is okay to go slow as long as you keep going. Good luck to you all

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