7 month update

Today I am about a week shy of my 7 month Post op anniversary. I thought I would post an update as it may be helpful for others looking ahead.
Things are continuing to improve and get better week by week. I do still feel the pulling sensation in my achillies [...]

5 months post op

Hello all,
It has been just over 5 months since my surgury. Things are going well and I am continuing to progress as planned. Yesterday, I did my first jog for 2 minutes at a speed of 4.5. It felt pretty good overall. From here I will increase my jog time. [...]

19 weeks

Well, I’m at 19 weeks and 1 day since surgury. I am feeling pretty close to normal when I am walking. At times, I catch myself limping but I think that is more mental than anything. I am at a point where I am going a few weeks on my own and [...]

16 and 1/2 weeks

It’s been a bit over 16 weeks since my surgery. Things are continuing to progress along. When I am concentrating, my limp is nearly gone, but I am still not back to a fully normal walk yet. As time has gone on, the tightness of the tendon has gone down and my [...]

14 weeks post op

Well it’s been 14 weeks and things are still progressing slowly, but surely. I am doing calf exersizes every other day (mainly heel raises). As time goes on, I am getting a bit stronger and the tendon is a bit looser. My goal is to be able to do a one legged [...]

12 weeks

Today is my 12 week post op anniversary. I had PT today and I was told that it looked like I hit a plateau due to what I was feeling in my tendon. Question for everyone who has hit 3 months or more. When you were going through PT and doing exersizes [...]

11 Weeks Post Op

As of today, I am exactly at 11 weeks post op. Things get a little better every few days. Unlike some of the others who ruptured around the time that I did, I do still have a limp. I am ready to be walking normal again, but I still have to gain [...]

Almost 9 weeks Post Op

Well, I am just shy of my 9 week anniversay from my surgury that repaired my completely ruptured achilles. I had my 4th PT appointment yesterday. These appointments basically consist of a sound wave machine on my foot for 10 minutes, tendon/calf massage for 10 minutes and then random leg exersizes. I [...]

7.5 weeks post op - 1st PT

Today I had my first PT session. It consisted of taking some range of motion measurments, a 20 minute tendon massage, icing my ankle and getting all of my questions answered. I’m feeling pretty good about things at this point. Over the next week, I will transition out of my boot into [...]


To anyone who ruptured their right achilles, can you tell me anything about trying to drive (automatic) with the boot? Does it work? Bad idea? Dangerous? Did you break with the left?