3 years

Hello everyone,
I hope you all are recovering well.  I am 3 years post surgery for a 95% torn right achilles tendon.  I have some both positives and negatives to share with everyone (mostly all positive with only 1 negative).
The positives are that I can do just about everything I did before I tore my achilles.  [...]

1 year and 1 month; Single Leg Calf Raise

Greetings all,
It has been 1 year and 1 month since my ATR and surgery. While I can do most things I need to do (ellipse, stairclimber, yoga, light weights, golf, swim, etc.), I still can’t do a full single leg calf raise on my injured leg. While my tendon healed up nicely, the [...]

10 months out

Hey everyone,
I’m 10 months post surgery, and with a few exceptions, things are basically back to normal. The exception is doing a single leg heal raise. I can’t do one on the bad leg yet. My question is to everyone, and the question is if you were able to do a single [...]

6 months post ATR

Hi everyone, I’m 6 months post ATR and I can say it does get better. I walk around and work normally, and I work out approximately 3 times a week (elliptical for about 30-45 min. followed by weights). I also do some light jogging and yoga. I will probably move on to [...]

Amount of time for physical therapy

Hey everyone,
I will no doubt get a huge range of answers here, but I was wondering how long people’s formal physical therapy lasted.  I have been going to my PT for a little over  2 weeks now, and she wants me to go for another 4 weeks for a total of 6 weeks for just [...]

Has it been 2.5 months, or 2.5 decades??

Hi all,
It’s been 2.5 months (almost 10 weeks) post surgery.  I have only been walking on two shoes for about 10 days.  Yet, even though it’s only been 2.5 months, it feels much longer.  This past week I tried going to a yoga class.  It was in 105 degree heat, and I couldn’t do half [...]

A question for everyone

Hi all, this question is going to get a huge range of answers because everyone’s recovery is unique. I am wondering how long it took individuals to gain strength back in their calf. How long did it take until they were able to stand on their bad foot and be able to do [...]

Walking again

Hey everyone,
I have started physical therapy and walking again without the aircast.  Walking again with regular shoes takes some getting used to.  Since I have absolutely no strength in my calf, I can’t raise my heal off the ground while walking.  Consequently, every step I take puts a lot of pressure directly on the heal, [...]

Time to physical therapy

Hi everyone. I’m wondering when everyone who has had a full rupture has began physical therapy, when they finished physical therapy, and when they were able to get back to jogging/running/leg squats/stairclimb/ellipse machine and any other good stuff. Let me know.

Athletes who have had this injury

Here’s a few athletes who have ruptured their achilles tendon (courtesy of Wikipedia):
Todd Pinkston, WR for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dan Marino, QB for the Miami Dolphins, Reggie Kelly, TE for the Cincinnati Bengals, Marlin Jackson, CB for the Philadelphia Eagles, Vinny Testaverde, QB for the New York Jets, Jerome James from the Chicago Bulls, Mehmet [...]