I was just fumbling around on the internet and found this site. I really wish I could have found it sooner to learn everyone else’s experiences with doctors and injuries and rehab and so-on.

I tore my achilles about 3 and a half months ago playing basketball and had surgery six days after. I am currently in two shoes and loving it, but I am not loving the fact that I have to build up a new callus on the bottom of my foot. This injury has put on hold my playing college ball at my new school. I almost got to run track for a whole year…

But anyways I was wondering if anybody has any advice for strengthening your calf other than what pt has to say. If anybody has anything that worked for them let me know that would be fantastic!

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  1. dennis says:

    rwhite -
    Glad that you found this site. I haven’t been doing anything special other than doing calf raises and walking a lot. I think walking really helps. When my achilles is feeling up to it, I make sure that I push off on my recovering foot as firmly as I do with my healthy foot. It really takes a while to fully recover, so I haven’t rushed into doing any strenuous workouts. When I feel the slightest soreness in my heel, I take a break from workouts until I am completely pain free.

    Looking forward to reading about your rehab. The recovery around 4+ month time frame is difficult as you don’t see much improvement, and it’s hard to gauge how you are doing, whether you are doing the right things, etc.. The more we write about it, I think more we’ll learn from each other.

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