My Achilles Tendon Rupture

Hi World.

I’m Mirei, a 29 yr old gal who loves running (frequent half marathoner), biking, and hiking.

On Jan 30, 2019, I was running up a ramp, slipped and the heel caught on slight ledge that was enough for me to land badly on my right leg. I felt a sharp slap on the back of my leg btwn heel and calf, and couldn’t walk with out pain. Urgent care misdiagnosed it as a sprain. They provided an Aircast walking boot (slightly Dorsiflexion to neutral position) along with Achilles Tendon strengthening exercises. Later, an orthopedic doctor confirmed it was an Achilles tendon rupture via Thompson Test plus further examination, and provided a Breg Achilles Walking Boot (30 deg plantar flexion). Surgery was recommended due to my ‘young’ age and since I was generally physically active.

My surgery to repair my ruptured Achilles Tendon was on Feb 15, 2019.

I was initially very scared of not being able to run long distance again, but various blogs’ recover on this site has given me hope. Thank you.

The rest of the posts will cover my ATR recovery process.

4 Responses to “My Achilles Tendon Rupture”

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  2. Welcome! Take it one day at a time, that is my best advice right now. I am four weeks post-op. I hope the pain meds are working, elevation is your friend, and your spirits are up!

  3. Hello Mirei, just want to say hello, and welcome, and to echo marylisa’s comment and advice. One day at a time, and that elevation (and a frozen gel pack or two) are your friends.
    keep us posted on your progress.

  4. Thank you Marylisa and dan914 for the encouragement and reminder that elevation is very much needed.

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